Filming Scene Transitions: Creative Techniques on a Budget

Matty Brown, Filmmaker

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9 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:50
    • 2. Getting Started with Transitions

      5:48
    • 3. Shooting Transitions

      8:05
    • 4. Editing: The Seamless Reveal

      6:02
    • 5. Editing: The Whoosh

      8:11
    • 6. Editing: Into Black

      7:23
    • 7. Editing: Match Cut

      6:07
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      3:04
    • 9. What's Next?

      0:35
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Project Description

Share one of your film transitions!

Shoot and edit a transition using one of Matty’s techniques, or share a transition you created on on your own in the Project Gallery. Be sure to include how you planned and executed the shot, any unexpected challenges, and what you might change in the future. Things to keep in mind:

  • How did you ensure consistency between your two shots? Did you think about the angle of your camera or your distance from the subject?
  • Were there two shots that blended together more or less well than you expected?
  • What kind of emotion or energy were you aiming to communicate through your transition?

Resources

Find Matty on Vimeo to see how he uses these transitions in films like:

For more budget filmmaking tips, take Matty’s other Skillshare class.

Trial download of Vegas (The editing software Matty uses)

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