Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding and refining transitions, part of Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements.
Transitions are effects, like dissolves, that take us from one shot to another…or up from a black screen to a shot or down from a shot to a black screen.…The thing I want to emphasize about transitions is they should be as…motivated as possible.…They're best used when there is a change of time: a beginning, an ending,…something like that.…The first opportunity I think we have for a transition here…is at the very beginning.…This shot is supposed to sort of be in the an aesthetic invite into our piece.…
Let's play it.…(video playing)…Yeah, I think it would be really nice if that faded up…over that sort of eerie music.…Let's add a Dissolve.…There's our Cross Dissolve. And we put it in place.…Notice I get a red bar, which means it's going to have to be rendered.…Before I do that, I think I want a longer transition here at the very beginning.…
I am just going to extend this a bit.…It might need more work, but I want to be able to see it.…Okay, I've got to render it if I want to see it.…(video playing)…Yup! You see how nicely that transition works?…
- Importing and evaluating footage
- Planning the edit
- Marking and adding clips to the timeline
- Creating cover shots with video tracks
- Trimming clips
- Adding and refining transitions
- Adding a title and a lower third
- Incorporating still images
- Setting audio levels
- Creating a DVD
- Posting to YouTube
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Organizing and Ingesting Footage
2. Assembling Footage on the Timeline
Trimming interview shots2m 48s
3. Refining the Cut
4. Titles and Graphics
5. Finishing Steps
6. Digital Distribution
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