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Chapter 15. Transitions and Special Effects > Transitions: The iMovie Catalog

15.4. Transitions: The iMovie Catalog

Here, for your reference, is a quick list of the built-in transitions, and what editing circumstances might call for it. In each example, "first clip" refers to the clip that comes before the transition, and "second clip" is the clip that follows.

15.4.1. Circle Closing

This effect, called iris close or iris in in professional editing programs, is a holdover from the silent film days, when, in the days before zoom lenses, directors used the effect to highlight a detail in a scene.


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