By 1900, their films were extended scenes of up to 5 minutes long.
Sometimes, auteurist film directors edit their own films, for example, Akira Kurosawa, Bahram Beyzai and the Coen Brothers.
It is common, especially on lower budget films, for the editor to sometimes cut in makeshift music, mock up visual effects and add temporary sound effects or other sound replacements.
These temporary elements are usually replaced with more refined final elements produced by the sound, music and visual effects teams hired to complete the picture.
The first shot shows the gate to the mission station from the outside being attacked and broken open by Chinese Boxer rebels, then there is a cut to the garden of the mission station where a pitched battle ensues.
An armed party of British sailors arrived to defeat the Boxers and rescue the missionary's family.