A Cut Above

Transition effects are more than just dissolves, wipes, and page peels. How you choose to transition from one shot to another influences how both shots are interpreted in the context of your show. But, that’s enough theory from Filmmaking 101. Leave the cultural, historical, and sociopolitical media analysis to someone else. This chapter will teach you several tricks for building custom transition effects. Whether you are editing weddings, corporate videos, children’s programming, or DVD menus, your clients may be expecting to see more than the standard iris or shape wipes. Learn how to spice it up to be a cut above the rest. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how you go from one image to another can say ...

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