" An author in his work must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere.
Gustave Flaubert, Letter to Madame Louise Colet
A star wipe s a wipe that takes the shape of a growing or shrinking star, and is used to impart a sense of "extra specialness" or "added value" to an edit.
Consider for a moment the lowly star wipe. Besides wondering why the star wipe is still included in the effects bundles of leading NLE software packages – Are there foreign countries where the star wipe is still seen as a valid editorial choice? Are there a surprising number of second grade girls who like to make videos about theater camp and also know how to use professional editing software? ...