Here's a video with transitions if you skip to 1:04 you will start to see the transitions we used and would love to use again.
Although this person used a different programme than us, the cross dissolve and fade out/ins are similar.
My favourite transitions are:
- Additive dissolve
- Dip to black
- Non additive dissolve
- Cross zoom
Those transitions in particular work well in thrillers because they give the footage either a seamless effect or an exaggerated effect which both are beneficial to having a successful thriller. Some of the other transition seamed to be quite unprofessional and not clean. Spirals aren't appropriate and irus cross is tacky, in my opinion.