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  • Tom Morton

    February 29, 2024 at 7:19 am

    Because they don’t need them… The best videos are the ones that tell a story and use great content to make it interesting…

    I use transitions so I’m not putting them down, but IMHO I know that often it’s just a way to make footage look more dynamic and captivating then it really is. For something like a music video where you have an amazing sound track, a captivating story that flows, well thought out shots, a personality / character (s) that is widely recognised, you don’t need transitions to spice it up unless it particularly links for a certain shot.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    February 29, 2024 at 11:37 am

    I am with Tom on this one.

    Best edits are those where you do not need transitions.

    If you can do a complete edit without them, and the viewer still enjoys your film, then your job is done right.

    However, music videos are often fast paced, and YouTube viewers have been “conditioned” to watch bad editing at a pace that eventually will either bore you or give you a headache. Sorry, that was a bit generic, but the message is the same.

    Are we accepting the: “Hey, WHAT’s UP, FOLKS!!!” videos with loads of finger snapping at the camera and “machine-gun-jump-cut editing, whilst the editor frantically is trying to edit in a good take of the next sound-bite?😀

    Talking about musicvideos specifically. Because they often have limited budgets with a restriction on location and kit. If you look closely, they often make use of in camera “transistions”.

    One example is where you see the artist walking in wide shot, with something the foreground that they walk behind, then to come out in a close-up or new location on the other side of that object.

    There are ways of making that very complicated (and expensive). Or you can just track the camera alongside the performer, whilst someone pushes a box, pillar or limosine in the other direction between the camera and the artist.😉

    What we all know: There is no right or wrong when it comes to editing (or dissolving) a video. Only thing that matters is whether your audience will watch it, and if they watch it to the end.

    Just an opinion.



  • Elizebth jolley

    April 2, 2024 at 2:34 pm

    Many music videos don’t use transitions because it can create a cleaner and more seamless look, enhancing the visual experience for the viewer. Instead of traditional transitions, music videos often rely on cuts, where one shot abruptly transitions to the next. This style can maintain a fast-paced and engaging rhythm, aligning with the energy of the music and focusing more on the content and storytelling than on elaborate transitions.

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