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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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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.
And through the use of several lap dissolves, people do disappear, just as visitors to the home slowly slip away from their loved ones.
Montage and editing effects provide striking examples of film's cartographic qualifies, as Conley shows in the transitions between scenes (especially wipes and lap dissolves) in Roma, cittB aperta, High Sierra, and Casablanca where two separate images are simultaneously visible in the frame--often a shot of a map that overlays or blends into a live-action sequence.