Matty Brown: Met a bunch of amazing Italian strangers in the northern region of Trentino, Italy who took me way up into the Italian alps to go hiking and mountain biking. People have been asking me to make a sports video, so thought it would be fun to try it out! A week of run and gun fun! I feel like I now have a second family deep in the mountains of Italy!
No Film School: The key here is to understand what transitions do. It’s pretty simple — they connect two shots, but doing that isn’t as easy as you might think. For instance, it’s pretty easy to combine two shots or sequences that go together, but it’s another story with ones that aren’t similar or connected (in a narrative sense).
This is where Matty’s advice really shines. Sure, it’s pretty simple putting together a simple sequence with shots that naturally go together, but if you’re editing a music video, commercial piece, or just a sequence in your film that is a little complicated, you’ll need to have more advanced tools and knowledge at your disposal.
See also: The Editing of Mad Max: Fury Road