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My suggestion is to count your blessings and live without them 😀
In the last year of producing video, I can only think of one single time when I used something outside of a cut or dissolve, and it was specifically at the client’s request. In the 12 years I’ve been doing video, I’d say except for the first couple years (when I didn’t know what I was doing) I could probably count the number of times I’ve used all those special transitions put together on my fingers.
Now, saying that, maybe you have a legitimate reason for these transitions. In our business, we like to produce the quality of programs where you’d mistake them for being TV shows. And on TV, you have about 97% cuts, 3% dissolves, and .0000000001% Every other transition ever crafted by man. I might even be overestimating on that last one 🙂 The only exception to that would be shows that have custom transitions (I’m specifically thinking of “Home Improvement” Where they had transitions featuring power tools “destroying” the scene),but even in those cases, the transitions are usually all a similar style, and the style is usually still used very rarely (e.g. for scene changes).
Of course, since you didn’t ask my opinion on using wacky transitions, but how to bring them back, I would suggest the same as the others above 😉