Frame freeze, in film and video, is the succession of a single frame of content on the screen - "freezing" the action. This can be done in the content itself by printing (filming) or saving (video) multiple copies of the same source frame. This produces a static shot that resembles a still photograph.
Freezing the frame is a term used in a live stage performance for a technique in which actors freeze at a certain point to activate a scene or show a key moment in production.
Freeze Frames can be used at the start and throughout your movie. It's all a matter of determining the stylistic tone of your work. But the most common and memorable use of the freeze frame is at the end of films. The frozen frame ending provides a moment of reflection and reflection for the audience. Everything that precedes the final, frozen moment gives an air of added dramatic weight, and can help turn a seemingly ordinary movie into a legendary one.
Soderbergh uses the frozen frame opening show as a transition tool, making it a great place to use fixed frame movies early, especially if you have sound in your soundtrack.
Alexander Payne used the frozen frame effect in the character introduction to bring out the comedic effect in "The Election."
Martin Scorsese has used frozen frames to play an outstanding role in movies like Goodfellas, The Departed, and The Aviator.
How To Create a Freeze Frame?
If you want to pause on a single frame of video while editing, select the clip and move the scrubber to the frame that you want to pause. Select Edit > Add Freeze Frame to create a still image of the current frame of video. This splits the video and adds a two second freeze frame clip (essentially an image) within the split. The duration of the freeze frame can be modified by expanding or contracting the clip.