A video transition is an animated cut: a powerful a way to cue your viewers to a change or development in your story. Transitions help create the mood for your video, and help set the stage for each scene. By creating a sense of change with a transition, you can shift and control your viewer’s experience—and build your video to an emotional climax.
No matter what video editing app you use, there are likely transitions built-in that help you cut between scenes. Standard transitions like fades and cuts are often preferred for their simplicity and ease-of-use.
Matte transitions are an easy way to add more production value to a video, and they can be done very quickly and easily. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and how they work.
Give Your Video an Organic Feel. In this edition of 10 Easy Pieces, we’ve got a collection of templates for Final Cut Pro X and Apple Motion that will help give your video some analog goodness.