lap dissolve


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lap dissolve

[′lap di‚zälv]
(electronics)
Changeover from one television scene to another so that the new picture appears gradually as the previous picture simultaneously disappears.
(graphic arts)
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And through the use of several lap dissolves, people do disappear, just as visitors to the home slowly slip away from their loved ones.
In ``Much Ado'' Branagh went slightly gaga with lap dissolves.
Lap dissolves have lost much of the appeal they had back when Citizen Kane (1941) introduced the Xanadu manse through an ominous series of overlapping images, each fading out as the subsequent one faded in, or when La Jetee (1962) utilized the transition for a more subjective sequence in which, according to the narrator, "images begin to ooze like confessions.