Wipes, fades, and traditional cuts serve an important purpose in filmmaking, but every now and again it's nice to add a little flavor to your work with a stylized transition. You can do some crazy stuff in post, but if you want to save time and do it all in-camera, then you'll want to check out this video by Darious Britt of D4Darious. In it he shows you how to pull off four dope in-camera transitions that you can do 100% handheld, no stabilizers or special camera gear required (unless you feel so inclined). Check it out below:
Back in November, Britt shared a video that showed you how to do six other in-camera transitions, but you know what? Six just isn't enough, you guys! These stylish in-camera transitions aren't just good to know because they're en vogue right now, they actually demonstrate the technique of hiding edits within motion blur, something many Hollywood and professional filmmakers use in their work (like Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Chivo Lubezki in Birdman).
Here are the transitions Britt talks about in his video:
- The Super Zoom: Zoom into a wide shot, then zoom into a tighter shot
- The Vertical Wipe: Push your camera up behind something horizontal in the first shot, then push your camera up from behind something horizontal in the next.
- The Table Flip: Get your camera nice and close to the end of a table and rotate it 180-degrees. Do the same thing in the next shot, only start out upsidedown.
- The Push: Push down into something dark in the first shot, and then mimic the move in the next shot.
I absolutely love this creative transitions, so if you know of any others, share them down in the comments.