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Eilat Ben-Eliyahu
Iris-in effect (not as a transition)
on Jan 5, 2019 at 1:36:33 pm

Dear friends,

I'm excited! I've been using pieces of advice from this forum for years, and now is my first time to actually post a question.

I would like to create an "Iris In" effect on a logo.
So that most of the screen goes black but not all of it. I would then hold the Iris'd in image (logo) for a few seconds before the video fades to black.

I did a very simple sketch, using crop effect and keyframing it:
However, it doesn't look as professional and awesome as I would like it to be.

What would you suggest?
Is it even possible to do in Premiere, or should I get my hands on After Effects?

Also, I'm not sure what transition I should use to switch between the video and the graphic. Morph cut didn't work well.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Iris-in effect (not as a transition)
on Jan 5, 2019 at 6:06:16 pm

I think it would be a lot easier to do this in After Effects, where you can animate a circular mask and create a fade to black by animating the opacity on a black solid. Be prepared to learn some AE basics.

There are good tutorials on the Adobe web site made by the pros and not some high school kid.

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

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Eilat Ben-Eliyahu
Re: Iris-in effect (not as a transition)
on Jan 5, 2019 at 8:03:36 pm

Alright, thank you!

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Ann Bens
Re: Iris-in effect (not as a transition)
on Jan 5, 2019 at 9:32:40 pm

Use the crop effect.

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Todd VanSlyck
Re: Iris-in effect (not as a transition)
on Jan 7, 2019 at 2:29:06 pm

Definitely After Effects, it's much easier to control. You could animate a mask however you like.
Maybe just a quick dissolve between the video and logo? Maybe you could run a subtle light sweep over the graphic right after the dissolve for extra flair.
Good luck!


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