When to Use Transitions
Simple transitions can add a lot to the emotional impact of a piece. However, in the same way that you do not want to have ten different fonts in a single document, you should choose your transitions wisely.
Before you use a transition you should ask yourself the following questions
- Is a transition truly needed?
- Is there a good reason for having this transition?
- Is this transition the most appropriate one?
A Note About Excessive Use of Transitions
Transitions are like any other new and interesting tool. For a time you will have a desire to use fifteen amazing, cutting edge transitions in a one minute clip. The point is: don’t get carried away. Use transitions when they ADD to the piece, and are appropriate. This way, you won’t have any embarrassing bits of barn door, clock wipe, and folded airplane transitions in your video. Nothing worse than looking at dated effects the next time you want to see your video.
iMovie Help Topics
|iMovie interface map|
|Importing Video Files|
|Making the First Edit|
|Trimming Your Edit|
|Managing iMovie Audio|
|iMovie Transitions and Dissolves|
|iMovie Filters and Video Effects|
|Publishing your movie with iMovie (coming soon)|
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