Chapter 5. Adding the Right Transition
Look at any feature film and count how many scene changes occur. Probably hundreds. Now count how many page peels and warp effects you see. My guess is none. Now turn on MTV, Nickelodeon, or your local cable station running mom-and-pop store commercials. I bet you see more twists, turns, and fly-in transitions in one hour than you care to see for the rest of your life. The point is that you can't just pick any transition from the list and plunk it down wherever you feel like. You need to gauge the type of project you are working on, who your audience is, and a number of other factors that we will cover throughout this chapter before you add random transitions to your video masterpiece.
There are basically ...