10. Transitions

With this chapter, we make another transition—from editing to effects. The first half of the book covered techniques to help you tell your story. The second half examines ways to make your projects look and sound great!

So, it seems appropriate to me to make that transition by discussing transitions first.

Transitions Overview

At its simplest, a transition is a switch from one image or sound to another, to continue advancing the story. The reason we have so many different transitions to choose from is that each transition also contains an aesthetic meaning, or emotional impact.

Here are some examples:

• A cut is a change in perspective. You cut when you want the audience to see or hear something different. Cuts are generally, ...

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