Jiggly Monkey

Quick shots used as transitions to get us from one scene to another instead of a direct cut or a dissolve. Often used in action montages to invigorate them.

Origin: Tony Scott used these quite a bit in “Enemy of the State” – really fast, computer “jiggly monkey” clips to invigorate the action when we see the character running from the point of view of a satellite.

Usage: Edgar Wright used some great jiggly monkeys in “Hot Fuzz” to make normally boring activities feel invigorating.

First Used: Hot Fuzz