Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Basics of Video Transitions:

If you have ever watched a movie and noticed between two scenes that there is a smooth interaction, then you should have some idea on what a transition is. The basics of understanding cinematography or videography comes from the transition between each take or scene. When the videographer organizes the scenes, he or she has a verity of options on which type of transition to use. Some examples would be:
  1. Dissolve- This transition, smoothly shifts each scene to the next by showing a slight merge of motion between the two.
  2. Flip over- The flip over transition takes an image of a scene and flips it to the next.
  3. Push- The push shows a scene that pushes the other out of the way.
These are just some of the basic forms of transitions. Keep in mind that there are many types of transitions, depending on the program or type of film you are using, rather digital or analogue. The magic of film is not knowing that it's only sequences of still shots that are simultaneously moving. This magic gives you the feeling that what you are seeing is actually moving. That feeling requires effects to enhance the experience. Once you solve the mystery its fun to play with it and see where it goes.   

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