lap dissolve


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lap dissolve

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lap dissolve

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(Film) films the technique of allowing the end of one scene to overlap the beginning of the next scene by fading out the former while fading in the latter
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Her work translates cinematic effects into moments of painterly bravura: Controlled bursts of rich color balance against virtually monochrome passages whose hues seem to have been wrung out from too many trips over the VHS heads, and the indeterminate, complexly lit reflective surfaces Eisler favors in her chosen frames often suggest the phantasmal figural phasing of a lap dissolve.
Whether shot in high-contrast black and white or aggressively artificial color (as in the exquisitely tinctured Twilight of the Ice Nymphs [1997]), the films rely on such superannuated devices as the iris, the lap dissolve, and superimposition, and on the cheap, dreamy blur provided by Vaseline, store-bought fog, and fake snow.
Edited with soft and lap dissolves, symmetrically structured by Domenico's initial approach and final departure, From the Branches appears expansive despite its temporal compression.