One transition that’s often used in movies and TV is the match cut. It’s not often used in most non-cinematic videos, though. It’s essentially where the end of one clip matches up with the beginning of the next somehow during the transition from one to the other. They’re not always easy to pull off, but in these videos, filmmaker Daniel DeArco shows off how he shoots and edits his.
The day-to-night transition has been the holy grail for timelapse photographers since timelapse first became a thing. What makes it difficult is rather obvious. The exposure is constantly changing as time passes. But dealing with that change in exposure over the course of an hour or two is not so straightforward.
But it’s not impossible to achieve, and there are various ways to do it, as David Bergman discusses in this video. Each of the methods has their own advantages and disadvantages, and which technique you’ll use will depend on your own judgement. But this will give you a great starting point to make your own.
Camera transitions are part and parcel of video editing. At some point, you’re just going to have to cut from one shot to another. But there are many different ways you can make this cut. It can be as simple as it sounds – a straight cut – but you can also make it more interesting with sliding transitions, fades, blurs, blooms and all sorts of things.
In this video from filmmaker Kellan Reck, we see six simple in-camera transitions you can use in your videos. Some are best suited to things like vlogs, but you can apply them to all kinds of video content depending on the theme and mood you wish to convey.
Transitioning from one shot to the next in a video or film has a huge psychological effect on the viewer. It can be seamless showing an instantaneous switch from one viewpoint to another. Or, it can show the passage of time. They can be relaxing or jarring. It all depends on the feeling you want the viewer to have.
With the proliferation of affordable video cameras and editing software, new transitions pop up all the time. Not all of them work for every pair of clips, but they all have their place. In this video, filmmaker Darious Britt shows us 6 easy in-camera transitions that you can use yourself. While aimed at vloggers, you can adapt these to fit many genres of video.
If you watch Stranger Things, you know there’s a lot to love about this show. And if you know at least a bit about filmmaking, there’s a lot more to love and pay attention to. In addition to the marvelous acting and exciting story, I particularly noticed the use of light and sound to cause tension. Another feature I started noticing in Season 2 are some creative transitions – and I’m not the only one who did. Zackery Ramos-Taylor has created a collection 25 transitions from the second season of this amazing show. If you’re a filmmaker, these could be a great inspiration. And even if you’re just a viewer, you can simply enjoy the collection of these creative editing techniques.
21-year-old Jamie Raines of Essex, England never felt quite comfortable being in a girl’s body, so just before his 18th birthday he started taking testosterone as part of a gender transition.
Over the course of more than three years, Jamie documented the transformation his body underwent by taking a photo a day. The 1,400 photos were recently compiled into a time lapse video showing the dramatic change from female to male appearance.
Explaining to DIYP why he created the video, Jamie said: “I decided to make it because I wanted something to document my transition, concentrating on facial changes, and also I was really into photography at the time, so the two came together”.