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david furst
newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 1, 2018 at 11:05:44 pm

hi all,

i'm starting out with premiere pro and i have a transition effect i'd like to create, but haven't the vaguest idea where to start. what i want to do is have the current clip transition to the following clip by having a fire 'burn a hole' in the center of the current clip, revealing the second clip underneath. exactly as if someone lit a match under the currently-displaying clip, 'burning it up' by an ever-widening hole. would i be looking for some sort of pre-fab matte of a burning hole and just key out the center part [whatever colour it happens to be] ? or is there another way to do this ?

note -- i have pp cs6. i do not have access to after-effects.

thanks much in advance !


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Dave LaRonde
Re: newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 1, 2018 at 11:50:41 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on May 2, 2018 at 1:57:00 pm

I'd be tempted to shoot a practical effect for this -- a blue piece of paper stretched out over a green screen.
Get a Bic lighter and set it alight it in the middle.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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greg janza
Re: newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 2, 2018 at 3:27:03 pm

Save yourself a ton of time and buy a pre-built effect from one of many online vendors.

Here's one option:
https://videohive.net/item/burn-transitions/4880060?s_rank=1

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david furst
Re: newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 2, 2018 at 9:52:08 pm

thanks for the help gents, i think i've got this sorted. my only remaining question is, what i've done seems pretty complicated... i was wondering if there's a better way to do it ?

here's what i did :

on v4 i have an overlay.
on v3 i have a matte.
on v2 i have the 1st sequence i want to transition from, starting at 0.
on v1 i have the 2nd sequence i want to transition to, starting at about 10 seconds in.

the overlay is a burn transition effect that was filmed with chroma green on the outside of the burn hole, leaving black on the inside.

i made the matte from a copy of the overlay by putting a fast colour corrector on it to desaturate it and increase the contrast, so i could use it as a track matte for the footage on v2 [the opening sequence].

i put a track matte on v2, setting it to matte luma and using v3 as the matte.

i treated the overlay on v4 with an ultrakey keying out the chroma green, as well as a luma key, because without it, the black hole [the 'burned' part] covered the second sequence instead of revealing it.

that's about it. so is there a better way to do this ?


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greg janza
Re: newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 2, 2018 at 10:36:26 pm

Hats off to you for doing all of that work but yes, there's a much easier way. Purchase a pre-built transition that has alpha channel, drop it on your top layer and then change the blending mode of the transition layer.

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david furst
Re: newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 3, 2018 at 8:08:40 pm

Hats off to you for doing all of that work but yes, there's a much easier way. Purchase a pre-built transition that has alpha channel, drop it on your top layer and then change the blending mode of the transition layer.

well, that was money well spent. ☺

i am still trying to learn how all of this works, which is why i went through the exercise and didn't go the easy route at first.

so when i use chroma keying [the 'ultra-key'], is that converting a colour layer to an alpha layer, making it transparent ?

or maybe more to the point : why does the pre-built fire transition work so well [better than my attempt, anyway] ?

and am i wrong in thinking that the overlay i used [the one with the flame on a chroma-green background leaving a black hole] would really only be useful if you want to transition to black instead of to underlying footage ?


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Alan Okey
Re: newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 2, 2018 at 10:13:23 pm

Anyone remember this?







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Dave LaRonde
Re: newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 2, 2018 at 11:18:50 pm

Sundays at 9:00 on NBC.

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Ann Bens
Re: newbie question - 'burning hole' transition effect ?
on May 3, 2018 at 9:20:01 am

file:///F:/Tutorials/AE/Fire%20Bonanza/Using%20Fractal%20Noise%20to%20Create%20Fire.htm

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