Hi I’m Brain. This time I want to talk about transition by sharing with you some of the most amazing videos with beautiful transitions.
Transition is to show how a shot changes to another. First let’s look at an amazing video.
This shot starts with three umbrellas shooting from the top, and then transits to traffic lights with the same color, natural and smooth.
This shot starts with a typical aero filming angle. As the camera keeps ascending, the gimbal turns the camera downwards and rotate at the same time, which needs the cooperation of a pilot and a gimbal controller. The key of this transition is shape.
This is a very experienced transition, from the dancer’s white dress to the snowflakes to the petals caught by the actress.
A classic transition using the actress’ sight light.
The actress walks from a warm-toned environment to a cold-toned one in this transition. It’s not difficult to find out the moment of transition a shadow flashing across the scene. This particular transition skill is getting more and more popular.
Name of this sensational travelling video is Watchtower of Turkey, shot by an young Italian director and photographer Leonardo Dalessandri. He spent 20 days in Turkey in 2014, and edited this tour into a 3min long video, where he used a lot of time lapse, fast cutting and montage.
First let’s look at how these shots transit from one to another. The keys are color and similar elements.
Blue is the similar element for this transition.
The birds are the key for shots of architecture to transit to a draw bridge.
And these shots are using obstructions to transit from one to another.
And this one uses a movement of opening a door.
In addition to shots, sound effect is another important element of transition. Excellent sounds make transitions smoother and more natural.
This is the sound track of watchtower of turkey. Isn’t it just amazing?