Level up Your Video Transitions

If you are like me and you are at the beginning of your transition from stills to video then you will also like me, be eating up as much free education on YouTube as possible. I feel like my every spare second at the moment is spent either watching YouTube videos or groaning at the annoying adverts in between the videos.

Learning video comes with so many different elements. The basics I have pretty much covered now, so I am moving on to more intermediate tricks, like transitions. I just love those travel videos with the EDM soundtracks and seamless transitions. Here is a cool video from videographer Parker Walbeck walking us through some of those cool seamless transitions.

Included in the video are explanations on transitions like "The Whip," "Maskin," and the "Smooth Zoom." Each transition is discussed, with the when and how you should use them. Walbeck also then shows us how to create the transition in Premiere. Videos like this are pure gold for someone like me who learns quickly from seeing others work. So if you are looking to level up your transitions make sure you watch this video.

Because we are all on a learning journey here, post some of your favorite videographer links in the comments so I can check them out.

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Rob Davis's picture

I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m getting sick of “slick transitions.” Very rarely do they add to the video. A guy sitting in a chair smoking a cigar isn’t still a guy sitting in a chair smoking a cigar even with the little spinny transition.

Clinton Lofthouse's picture

All depends how you use them

Michael Comeau's picture

99% of the time, these transitions are used to spice up otherwise boring content of people doing nothing.

Rod Kestel's picture

For sure, if you don't have the fundamentals right, it's just pork lipstick. It's a bit like how everyone went mad with fonts when the first word processors came out. But that doesn't mean they aren't useful in the right setting. Who's seen the opening sequence to the movie Limitless? Very cool.

A couple of them look really simple, I could use them.

Clinton Lofthouse's picture

It all depends how you use them

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

I see a lot of these techniques in movies and tv shows.

Rob Davis's picture

Not good ones though right?

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Good ones. Usually ones with high action and/or sci-fi. If I like it, it's good. :D