Nice clip. And a good primer for those starting out in film making.
Most of my stuff is event work. For my transitions, I always keep it simple. A straight cut and occasionally a dissolve. I feel the more amateur a person is, the more they focus on unnecessary transitions or effects. Nail the video and the audio and you don't need the gimmicks.
I agree, the simplest way is usually the path to take but ultimately it's about telling your story so that nobody notices there were cuts and transitions. I find the project often dictates what I do. A retirement seminar and an extreme skiing clip may require different techniques but as DGates says "Nail the video and the audio..." and the rest is much easier.
I agree DG. I also do similar work with many interviews and the rush rush rush - stop, scenario. I use any movement across my lens, maybe blurred, and add a wooosh audio sting. This creates a great, natural transition. Also, careful attention to the "words" of the interviewee make the best transitions. I have many more.
Full Story boards aren't available. I use the verbs my client uses to govern/direct my video and edit process. The work I do is so urgent to what is present on the day, that we have to be very light/nimble on our "cinematic" toes to get what we want for the client. Having a client who can know what they want and the ability for that client to get involved with the dallies is what I truly enjoy. And as a video is all about getting from one shot to another, designing-in the options for transitioning is the best way I've found to keep the story moving on.
I do hope some of my words here make some sense?
I'm very fortunate to be able to do the work I do do.