If you love the videos of Sam Kolder, Jon Olsson or Matt Komo, you are already familiar with the most common transitions! And you probably have already wondered how you can create them yourselves. Well, we think they are heavily overused but sometimes they are still cool. That's why we want to show you how you can create them in After Effects.
For each of these transitions you will need:
- 2 clips
- After Effects
Overlap 2 clips over the course of one second.
Add 2 position keyframes on the second clip and jump back to the first keyframe.
Position the second clip proportionally on the X-axis and parent the first clip to the second clip.
Add the "Motion Tile" Effect.
Move in between the keyframes and adjust the output width to cover the frame.
Open the speed graph editor and adjust the keyframes so that they look like a mountain.
Add motion blur and you're done!
To create this transition you need two different clips and at one point, one has to have something covering the entire frame from top to bottom. That’s where you want to create the mask.