As you may know, I’m a big believer in looking at other fields for things we can use for our own work. For example, consider how filmmakers and video producers use transitions when joining two shots together. Instead of just instantly flashing from one scene to another they use a dynamic transition that allows them to convey a particular mood, jump to a new perspective or topic, or generally move their story forward.
Fortunately, you don’t need any advanced video editing skills to leverage this technique in the projects you’re working on. For starters, PowerPoint has a generous set of built-in slide transitions for you to choose from. (Remember to make thoughtful choices – it is possible for the wrong transitions to distract from the message you want to convey.)
For times when you need something a bit more dynamic and engaging, here are a few more unique transitions that can be useful.
As always, it is the creative thinking that goes into your work that is more important than having expensive or complicated software. Go ahead and download a free copy of these video-like transitions to use in your next project. The beauty of this approach is that it can be done in just about any presentation or elearning software with some basic shapes and animations.