Alternative version of a fade; it is achieve through the use of one or several moving mattes revealing a consecutive image.


  • Mostly used as a transitional device, sound can play the role of wielding onscreen the visual element through added value. In opposition, it can also undermine the transition through unification and continuity. It can be synced or not, advancing or preceding the transition.
  • Time is to take into account (see Tempo and cutting rate)

Related inductor effect: Editing
Complementary effect: Mattes

(bordwell, 2009)

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