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The Transition Effects You Will Like and How to Make Them

Let’s talk video. It’s no secret that the world is becoming increasingly more digitized in everyday life. It’s important to have the ability and the skill to create and edit videos. In this post, we’ll explore the Write-on Video application focusing in particular on the new transitions that you can add to your videos and take them to the next level.

Introducing the Transitions

Have you ever watched a video where it seemed like scene after scene was just thrown together and it looked choppy? That is where you need to add a transition of some sort!

Transitions have the ability to serve many purposes in a video. It’s okay to not always feel the need to use your voice, especially if you need to switch scenes. It would probably seem very tacky and a bit silly by narrating in a video that the scene is changing. It also may be too little to just stick two completely different scenes together one after another because your viewer could easily be confused. In these instances, it is important for transitions to come into play.

By using transitions the user can seamlessly connect one scene to another, convey a certain feeling, atmosphere, or message to the audience, and have the ability to keep the storyline simple for users to understand.

We’ve added different transitions to the newest update of Write-on Video. These six transition effects can help add to the overall message of your videos and can shift from one scene to the next in a creative manner. Let’s take a look at these transitions:

Fade into White

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Fade into Black

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Blend

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Spin

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Wipe Right

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Wipe Left

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Customize the Transition Effects

Adding transitions to a video is a great start – but you are able to go even further in your creations. Write-on Video allows you to edit your transitions with effects and filters. Three of the most common transitions include: fade in black, fade in white, and blending. Using these effects can show the transition of time, a change of space, and blend the cut in between separate scenes to make them appear smoother. They can also help change the mood or tone of a project.

Let’s take a closer look at how these effects work with some examples.

1999 LA (The Thirteenth Floor, Columbia Pictures, 1999)
1999 LA (The Thirteenth Floor, Columbia Pictures, 1999)
1937 LA (The Thirteenth Floor, Columbia Pictures, 1999)
1937 LA (The Thirteenth Floor, Columbia Pictures, 1999)

 

These two different scenes are both from the movie, The Thirteenth Floor. However you wouldn’t be able to tell by the images themselves. The two different shades of colors in the separate scenes, portray different worlds, times, and emotions.  The two different tones of color also indicate the “real” world apart from the virtual world in the movie, allowing the viewer to tell between the two.

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Filter effects in Write-on Video Cloud.

Cut in Action

Movies often use this technique during scenes that contain ongoing action. In this scene, the character opens the door to lead into a new scene. The director David Lean didn’t do anything particularly complex to lead into it, there were no blackouts used or anything really elaborate done.

The director kept the transitions simple by using the motions of the characters to lead into another scene. It allows viewers to see a shift of scenery without doing anything major.

Wipe Right/Left

Everyone loves the Star Wars movies. In this scene, you can see how the director went from one scene to another by adding a blackout before wiping left to right across the screen. It adds to the intensity and drama in the movie itself and is another simple technique that you can do easily in Write-on Video.

Use Audio as a Transition

Another way you can add a transition to your movie is by adding audio to a scene. Music has the ability to add more hype to the scene or mood. It can also seamlessly switch from one scene to another without using words to describe what is happening.

This video is a pretty good example of how music can be added to a switch between two different scenes.

IRIS

The last transition effect that we want to touch upon is the IRIS effect. The videographer in this movie narrowed the lens of the camera to create an iris sort of shape. It made the scene appear old, vintage, and gave an added sense of nostalgia to the scene.

This effect itself, made the scene feel more like a memory within the movie than something in the present. You can also create a similar effect by using spin.

Now that we’ve covered a majority of the fun transitions that can be found in Write-on Video, it’s time for you to explore these effects on your own. Not only are there these transitions to add to this video, but you have the opportunity to add stickers, text, music, and more to your projects. Go put your creative forces to use, have fun, and see everything that Write-on Video has to offer! We wish you the best of luck!

Download link:

Write-on Video Cloud

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/write-on-video-cloud-create/id1027753624?mt=8

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Rachel Murphy

Rachel graduated from Juniata College in the spring of 2015 with a double B.S. in International Business and Spanish. After graduation, Rachel has pursued a career combining her love for sports with social media marketing and photography while living in Boston. She has her own photography company, while working in professional sports.

Rachel currently is the Director of Marketing and Social Media for a new start up, Nardella Sports Inc. and joined the Kdan Mobile team Fall 2016.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys going to as many sporting events as she can, exploring everything that the city of Boston has to offer, and travel around the globe to new places.

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