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 Dissolves are made in the post-production phase.
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Narrative dissolve can express a change of time (cf. fade out). Dissolve is used to "jump" forward in the story instead of following real time lapse.

Dissolves can also be used to transfer to flashback and from the flashback back to present time in the story (see e.g. Sergio Leone: "Once Upon a Time in the West", 1969).

Dissolve can also be used as editing technical help when a clean visual continuity is desired. Thus a difficult cut is made softer and the result is not a disturbing jump-cut, cf. Attention point.


Sergio Leone: Once Upon a Time in the West (1969). [us.imdb.com/Title?0064116]


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