In film terminology, a montage (literally "putting together") is a form of movie collage consisting of a series of short shots which are edited into a coherent sequence.
Montage allows the director to compress days, weeks, or even months of movie time into only a few minutes of entertainment.
Montage can be seen in the Naked Gun films, frequently to lead the viewer to draw incorrect conclusions.
For instance, in one of the films, Frank Drebin is in a shootout with another character. The viewer sees a series of close-ups showing the two peeking out from behind objects to fire at each other, followed by a wider shot showing the two to be about six feet apart.
Meaning produced from the editing technique, choice of shots, shot interlinking, and rhythm. cut overlap cut sequence montage:
Montage (in its European sense)
Shots are constructed rather than just 'edited' together.
A dialectical process that creates a third meaning out of the original two meanings of the adjacent shots
Editing has only two fundamental methods: cut, overlap
The idea of continuity editing is to push the narrative along.
Still pictures can be put together solely with regard to the rhythm of the succeeding shots.
Any kind of montage is defined according to the action it photographs.
Unless you choose a split-screen effect that suggests simultaneous coverage, you'll have to decide on a sequence of shots that is most appropriate for the action.
This is not always apparent or easy.