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Lloyd Paul Rivers
How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:11:19 am

Hi all im new to editing and avid, been on final cut for around 2 years but have switched for university. I have a project where i want the transitions to be like "the plan" scene in sean of the dead.

heres a link to the scene im on about





Any hinters would be greatly appreciated

Lloyd


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Job ter Burg
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 11, 2011 at 1:24:29 pm

Those are zip pans (done in camera), probably with some soft wipes.


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Job ter Burg
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 11, 2011 at 1:24:21 pm

....or pushes.


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Lloyd Paul Rivers
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:31:13 pm

right thanks for that. Any productions tips? i did google it but there are no tutorials online shooting on 5dmk2

Many Thanks
Lloyd Rivers


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Shane Ross
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 12, 2011 at 2:31:06 am

You pan the camera really fast to the left and right. A WHIP pan. It's fairly straight forward.

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Bouke Vahl
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 12, 2011 at 4:10:46 pm

There is more to it.
In this movie (a MUST SEE BTW!) timing is crucial.
Without lots of takes / good direction it is hard to get the desired timing.
Jobs remark about a push / DVE makes this easier.
If you shoot (even a still image) left and right of the original framing, or a couple of stills, you can stitch a panorama, and do your DVE / push on the composit. (Don't forget to add lots of motion blur, ae is good for this)

Did i mention this movie is a must see?

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Lloyd Paul Rivers
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 12, 2011 at 5:13:52 pm

Thanks. i didn't think something that looked this slick was as easy as a fast pan with the camera. totally agree with the must see too :)

Think ill spend the day testing it out

Many Thanks
Lloyd Rivers


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Neil Patience
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 12, 2011 at 9:00:48 pm

One thing to consider - if you are shooting with a 5D and whip pan that quickly - prepare for lots of shutter roll. Your left right pans will become "diagonal" looking which may look a little odd.

Some of the transitions are pushes with the image blurred as the push happens. Others are camera pans and tilts with a well timed cut between.
sometimes using a little motion blur as the move happens.
Most of the transitions seem to be over 6 frames - 3 each side of cut
It looks like on a couple of the transitions to the car they are including a few frames of a whip pan from another image betweeen the 2 shots.
Experiment with those kind of combinations and effects.
Its more in the timing and planning than anything really tricky effects-wise. Matching the speed of the incoming and outgoing movement is going to help it look smooth too.

best wishes
Neil
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John Cuevas
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 13, 2011 at 3:50:17 pm

If you have access to AE, Carl Larsen has a tutorial that simulates whip pans. Depending on your Avid package(plugins) you might be able to do it Avid too.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/larsen_carl/simulating_whip_pans.ph...

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steve knattress
Re: How to make creative transitions?
on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:11:18 pm

also if you have sapphire there is a swish-pan transition.
Also in Boris, but I find that needs more of a "tweak" to look as good.
Steve


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