Everyone loves free, quality stuff, right? Even though this combination becomes ever more elusive these days it can still be found here and there. By the way, that’s exactly how I’ve come across this stylish custom frame blocking transition for Premiere Pro CC created by Chung Dha.
In a nutshell, it uses a single frame of the clip in your edit to block the previous shot and then reveal the next one. So, if you’re eager to test out this effect by implementing it in your next project, use the provided link below to download the preset completely free of charge. Further, to get the most out of the transition itself, make sure you also check out the video tutorial below.
Once you download and unzip the preset, go to your Preset Bin in the Premiere Pro CC Effects tab, right-click on it and choose Import Presets. You should instantly see the Chung Dha Transitions folder alongside different versions of the Frame Blocking transition within the Preset folder. To make these presets work, you need to use similar shots that start or end with a natural slide, swipe, or any other camera movement that unveils the action taking place in the frame.
In essence, all you have to do is to pick a still frame at the very beginning of the camera movement, multiply it to ten frames and then drop the Chung Dha transition on top. It’s also paramount to choose the right direction of the transition accordingly. You can also experiment with different speeds and see how these could work for you.
All in all, this incredibly simple, yet very effective technique can be utilized to add more production value to any of your projects and stylize the overall look of your videos. This method will also create a better feeling of flow for the audience between the different shots of your edit.
If you want to download more free custom transitions like this one, make sure you also check out the official Chung Dha YouTube channel where he covers more creative video editing techniques and workflows. To download the custom Frame Blocking preset, simply follow this link: http://www.chungdha.nl/?p=4622