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#1 Richard_Swearinger

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 01:24 PM

Does anyone use the many animated transitions that come included with editing software in their moneymaking work? 

 

There are dozens of explosions, confetti bursts, peels, wipes, smears, shears, rolls, and flips in my system and I can buy hundreds more online if I want. But I'm pretty much a dissolve guy with the very occasional dip to white or black. Am I just boring and missing opportunities to make my work better? 

 

Are any of these transitions useful in ways that I'm not thinking of for enhancing serious documentary or narrative work? 

 

 


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#2 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 01:41 PM

Transition packs are mad tacky. They might've been cool in the 80's or something. They scream "I just got windows movie maker". If I have to do picture transitions for a wedding video or something I manually find creative ways to get one pic dancing to the next.

 

If you're confused on what I mean by that I could post a sample video later.

 

Dissolving/fading is the only one that isn't ugly to me.


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#3 Peter Welander

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:48 PM

Star wipes? Even The Simpsons got into the discussion: 

 

Why eat hamburger when you can have steak?


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:46 AM

The Simpsons like, perfectly captured freelance editing.


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