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4 Steps to Creating Good Scene Transitions

As a director, making a movie is not just about the scene you are filming now – it is also about how to structure the pace of the film by the way you create your scene transitions.

Here are 4 steps you should know in order to create good scene transitions: (“X” is the scene you are shooting now)

1) what is the scene that comes before “X”
2) what is the scene that comes after “X”
3) what is the last shot of the scene before “X”
4) what is the first shot of the next scene “X”

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