January 23, 2018

4 Creative In-Camera Transitions You've Got to Try

Spice up your videos with these sexy in-camera transitions. 

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.     

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Both in the Sherlock holmes and the arrow series they get creative with the transitions

January 25, 2018 at 7:52AM

Mario Scharff

It's really annoying to me how Vanessa seemingly rips content from YouTube and then posts it here. We all have YouTube Vanessa, you're not posting anything we haven't seen show up in our subscription boxes. More effort please.

January 25, 2018 at 6:31PM, Edited January 25, 6:31PM

Chris Kas
Jack of all trades

I second that.

January 27, 2018 at 10:22AM


Actually, she is. She’s posting a quick written summaries which are much faster to read. Also, it’s curating content for me. I don’t have time to watch all my subs. This is a great, free service. Not your cup of tea? No problem! But please, shh.

February 15, 2018 at 3:55PM

Guido Gautsch
Education Person

I like Vanessa's posts. Some video are better, some worse. All of them have shortcut text written by her. It is not easy to find good stuff in Internet among all the garbage. Vanessa tries to do it so. I think the comment from Chris Kas is unfair. Some youtubers act funny or try to be cool, and they are annoying. But, you know what? It is free.

February 24, 2018 at 6:43AM


Actually, these articles help the Youtubers reach a wider audience, thanks to Vanessa I've found some pretty decent channels to subscribe to and in addition; when I'm travelling I don't always have time to watch a video, so I usually just read the summary text below and watch the video later.

February 24, 2018 at 8:23AM

Wannabe Filmmaker

Wow. It only took me 4 seconds to stop the playback.


January 27, 2018 at 10:22AM