Sunday, 9 June 2013

Please don't ever use transitions like this

Why are [nearly] all the transitions in FCPX shit? In fact why are [nearly] all transitions shit?

Cross fade is about the only transition you need regularly. Here's what larry Jordan has to say:

"The thing I like about transitions is that they can add life to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative".

No Larry. No.

1 comment:

  1. The only transition real editors need is a cut.

    For those occasions when a cut isn't enough: smash cut.

    Dissolves are for when your director has fucked you over and said some shit like 'we'll fix it in the edit,' rather than deciding how they're going to finish the scene. Or where the camera operator forgot to hit record and you're missing a critical shot. Dissolves are editors' code for: "My production team royally screwed me on this, and I'm going to make it wholly obvious to everyone that not even my god-like powers can bail them out of their inadequacy."