This week in our weekly production video tips, we’re talking about Whip Pans.

No, this is not a pan in which you whip things. A Whip Pan is a quick transitional technique that can be used to add a fast-paced feel to your films. The technique is often seen used by filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson and Edgar Wright to accentuate comic timing.

Making a Whip Pan involves editing together two quick pans in post production, usually putting a dissolve between the two so that the change in location isn’t visible. The shot can also be reproduced with two static images.

Check out our video to find out more!

 

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