Transitions and SoundsPosted: March 25, 2012
Transitions ensure that the narrative flows smoothly. But in order to make everything flow, you have to know what options are out there. Here is a blog that briefly explains and provides examples of the main types of transitions.
Cut: instant change from one shot to the next
Mix / Dissolve / Crossfade: gradual fade from one shot to another
Fade: the shot fades to a single color
Wipe: the first shot is replaced by another, slowly revealing the second scene
Sounds are also a very important part of the editing process. Here is a website that provides free downloads of music clips and sound effects to enhance your video!