Even though they serve a very important purpose, simple cuts can get boring. Sometimes you just need to jazz up your transitions a little to add some flair and style to your edit, something you might've learned after watching that supercut with all of the interesting ones used in Stranger Things. Well, in the video below, Darious Britt of D4Darious shows you how to pull off six interesting and creative transitions, all of which are done in-camera. Check it out below:

If you're making narrative films, you may not be using these transitions a whole lot, but if you do a lot of commercial work or shoot music videos, these things can be used in so many creative ways. 

  • The Cover: Cover your lens with something in the first shot and then uncover it with something in the next
  • Whip pan:  Whip your camera in one direction at the end of the first shot and then whip it in the same direction at the beginning of the next
  • The Distraction: Same execution as a whip pan, but this time you follow an object instead of nothing
  • The Spin: Hold your camera out in front of you and spin to blur the background enough that you can hide a cut to the next shot
  • The Shake: Literally just shaking your camera to add enough motion blur to hide a cut to the next shot
  • The Block:  Block your camera with an object in one shot and unblock it in the next (similar to The Cover)

What are some other cool in-camera transitions? Let us know down in the comments.

Source: D4Darious