How to Create Transition Videos for Social Media

How to Create Transition Videos for Social Media

Have you ever seen a captivating transition video and wondered what sorcery it was? Simply put, a transition video helps creators tell a story from scene to scene in a short amount of time.

Whether it is a blockbuster film or short video,  transitions have been an essential part of videos for decades. Today, we use transitions in short videos to create quirky snackable content with a cinematic appeal, making them a visual treat.

Transitions can be used to create a wide range of videos, including advertisements, makeup, dance, travel, lifestyle, fitness, and fashion videos for YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, WhatsApp, etc. For instance, going from a ‘no makeup’ look to a full face of glam, or from your pjs to a Fashion Week outfit. The possibilities are endless. It is a must-have video editing feature that adds a dramatic effect to your videos, taking them to the next level. They are also excellent assets for increasing social media engagement.

Why are Transition Videos so Popular? 

Transition videos have gained quick popularity on Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, WhatsApp, and other social media platforms. A post-production technique, transition enables you to move the video along and match the pace with the music or dialogue in the background. Transitions are used to reveal something —  a new look,  a new location, or to differentiate between the past and the present. In short, they help the viewer move from one scene to another easily,

Types of Transitions to Try

While most video editing apps may allow you to record videos with a pause between segments that you can later merge, they don’t have inbuilt transition effects or separate transition features. 

However, with video editing platforms such as Rizzle, creating transitions videos is seamless.  With Rizzle, you can create Transition videos using pre-made templates that make creation a one-touch experience. With a vast library of various transition effects to pick from, creators, aspiring artists, and small businesses can create Reels, Shorts, and content for their socials in a matter of seconds. 

But before we dive into that, let’s go over a couple of commonly used transitions on social media that you can draw inspiration from.

Zooming In 

A classic zoom effect has been used in videos for decades. We use it to zoom in or zoom out of an object or subject in a scene. In the case of a transition, this effect zooms into an object that you want to highlight and then transitions by zooming out to reveal the outcome. It’s a great option for those clothing and fashion transitions.

Covering the Camera

Want a dramatic reveal? This effect comprises covering the camera at the end of the first video and starting the second one by uncovering the camera to reveal the outcome. You can also use various renditions of this transition, such as pretending to punch the camera or even kicking it. Makes for a quirky and fun reveal! Ideal for makeup and fashion transitions.

Hair Flip

This one is self-explanatory. Use that gorgeous hair as a prop and create a jazzy transition. Perfect for showcasing those moves during dance transitions. Simply flip your hair and use it as a transition point between videos. After all, who doesn’t love a well-timed hair flip? It doesn’t get better than this.


If you’re happy and you know it (Clap your hands). Or, create a transition instead!  A very commonly used Transition type, a simple clap is a great way to transition into the next scene. The end of your first video should be your hands coming in together and then joining, and the beginning of the next video will show your hands coming outwards to reveal the outcome.

If you want a more dramatic effect, try clapping closer to the camera and allow your hand to take up majority of the frame. This transition is extremely versatile, simple, and appropriate for any type of video.

The Switch

Want to create a transition with your partner or a friend? This one is ideal for a duo looking to create a quirky transition and simply have a giggle. Just right for those outfit-swapping and comedy videos. 


Another excellent transition idea is a simple jump. The jump itself serves as a transition point to connect the videos.  It can be used for outfit changes, fashion videos, or even location changes. This one is great if you want to use multiple transition points across your video to create a fast-paced effect.

The Deformation Effect

This effect gives an illusion of the person swiping out of the frame and re-entering in the opposite direction. To give it its full effect, the movement made at the end of the first video should coincide with the one at the beginning of the next. Makes for a great transition that is sure to turn heads!


Looking to take your viewers on a spin? In that case, this transition effect is the way to go. The best way to do this is to pan closer to the subject and spin your hand at the transition point to amplify the effect. This transition effect simply gives the illusion of your camera spinning around.

How to Perfect Your Transition Videos

  • A tripod is required to make sure that the static scene between transitions matches exactly in both (or multiple) scenes. These smartphone add-ons are affordable and take the quality of your videos a notch up.
  • While filming your video, make sure you have good lighting. Dim or dull lighting is not ideal for filming. Shooting your video in good, bright lighting will make it look more professional.
  • Experiment with different music tracks and select the one that best fits the pace and style of your video. 
  • Pressed for time? Use in-built transition templates available on the video editing platforms such as Rizzle to create a transition video in seconds.

Now that you are familiar with the concept of transitions, let’s dive into the world of transitions on Rizzle. 

Transitions on Rizzle – A How-to Guide 

While watching a good transition video, you may have noticed that once the transition occurs, the scene it began with transforms into the desired outcome. But, how can you tell when the transitions video is done well? Well, this is much simpler than it seems. With a flawless transition, you won’t be able to tell when the scene is changing.

The transition will be so smooth that the exact point of transition will blend in with the rest of the video almost magically. Rizzle’s transition feature simplifies the video editing process and provides a range of in-built magical transition effects and features, all in one place!

So, if we’ve compelled you to create a transitions video, here’s how you can achieve it:

  • Tap on (+ icon)
  • Swipe to tap on “Transition
  • Browse through the Transition templates that you can preview on the camera screen
  • Start recording your video
  • You can record your video hands-free with auto pause and countdown timer
  • You can record your video in more than four segments. Each segment should be of a minimum of 3 seconds for the transition effects to be applied. 
Transition Feature – Tutorial

How do you use the Existing Transitions Templates?

Looking for some creative assistance? We’ve got you covered there, too!  An easy way to create a transition video is by using in-built transition templates that you can preview on your camera screen for quick creation. You can choose from our selection of transition templates that will make the creation process smooth and simple. 

Here’s how to select from the existing transition templates:

  • Tap on (+ icon)
  • Swipe to Tap on “Transition
  • Tap on (icon)
  • Tap on “Browse More” scroll, and select the template 
  • Tap on “Try it” to start recording your video 

Creating a Transition Video from Scratch

If you prefer experimenting and creating a new transition video entirely from scratch, we recommend you follow these simple steps to achieve your desired output. 

  • Tap on (+ icon)
  • Swipe to tap on “Transition
  • Tap on (icon)
  • Tap on “ Browse More
  • Tap on ” + New Transition
  • Select the Music Track
  • Select the section of the track you want and tap on “Trim and Use
  • Tap on “Edit Track” to go back and change the track
  • You can add up to four transition points
  • You can adjust transition effect durations to match your movements
  • Swipe (transition point icon) right or left on the timeline bar to set the transition points
  • Tap “Done” to save the changes 
  • You can now start recording the segments 

Now, you can create stellar transition videos on this video editing app and up your social game by uploading them on Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, and WhatsApp.

The world of transitions is extremely appealing. With Rizzle transition, you can explore and experiment with a set of magical effects that are sure to elevate your content to take it to the next level. So, what are you waiting for? Say goodbye to half-baked video editing apps and hop on the Rizzle bandwagon. Check out our in-built transition templates and create your transition video in seconds!

Rizzle is available to download on the Google Play Store and App Store.

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