A filmmaking and broadcasting technique whereby an image is made to appear gradually or the volume of sound is gradually increased from zero.
- ‘The title track begins with a slow fade-in of sparse acoustic guitar above an undertow of bubbling feedback, as if it is the guitar itself which is summoning those sounds.’
- ‘The words were spilled across the screen in a fade-in and fade-out motif as the announcer spoke them.’
- ‘The excerpts taken from complete recordings required some fade-ins and fade-outs, and Decca's engineers have handled these as unobtrusively as possible.’
- ‘The four words in Spanish appear down the centre of the image, on a rapid fade-in, dividing the two figures in the frame.’
- ‘This play probably would work better as a film, since it already uses conventions, such as fade-ins, that don't quite work on stage.’
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