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The History of Split Screen Editing

Premiumbeat’s Michael Maher explains the history of the split screen–whether used as a storytelling technique, a visual effect, or even as an invisible way to bring together different actors’ best performances–with an essay on how it is used to best effect.

He writes, “Split-screen filmmaking is one of the oldest techniques used by film editors and VFX artists alike. Whether it’s editing clips together or building a single shot from multiple takes, here are some of the many different uses of split screen.”