Unless you've been living under a rock, chances are that you've seen that sweet luma fade transition all over YouTube. Popularized by filmmaker Sam Kolder, the transition might look complicated, but it's actually really simple to pull off in Adobe Premiere Pro. Using a gradient wipe, Peter McKinnon shows you how to do it in less than two minutes in the tutorial below.

And there you go—a super straightforward way to create a stylized transition. Granted, you're probably not going to be using it all the time—or at least, maybe you shouldn't—because these kinds of filmmaking and editing techniques tend to surge in popularity, get overused, and then become cliché faster than you can say "luma fade." However, using it every once in a while can not only add some dimension to your filmmaking but can also show potential clients and employers that you've got a few tricks up your sleeve.

Source: Peter McKinnon