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* Similarly, in ''Videogame/Gamer2'', fading to black indicates normal level transitions while FadeToWhite indicates [[spoiler:Hailey waking up from the virtual reality machine she was trapped in.]]


[[IThoughtItMeant Sometimes used to mean]] declining to describe a sex scene in textual media; for that, see SexyDiscretionShot.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Sometimes used to mean]] declining to describe a sex scene in textual media; for that, see SexyDiscretionShot.


* ''Series/HeeHaw'': In a goofy, corny comedy series where silly bumper gags always sent the show into a commercial, there were a few instances where they did a "fade to black" with no applause or audience reaction. The most famous of these was in the early 1978 episode where the cast paid tribute to ElvisPresley, who had died just months earlier; the cast was gathered as Elvis' father, Vernon, talked about how much of a fan his son was of ''Hee Haw'' and how he wanted to be a guest on the show (a show that, had it come to pass, likely would have been the highest-rated in its history). Several of the Hee Haw Honeys were shown crying, and the others saddened or struggling to keep check of their emotions, as Vernon spoke about his son's musical legacy and how much of a fan he was of Roy Clark and Buck Owens. A light piano fare played just as the camera pulled away from the cast and faded to commercial.

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* ''Series/HeeHaw'': In a goofy, corny comedy series where silly bumper gags always sent the show into a commercial, there were a few instances where they did a "fade to black" with no applause or audience reaction. The most famous of these was in the early 1978 episode where the cast paid tribute to ElvisPresley, Music/ElvisPresley, who had died just months earlier; the cast was gathered as Elvis' father, Vernon, talked about how much of a fan his son was of ''Hee Haw'' and how he wanted to be a guest on the show (a show that, had it come to pass, likely would have been the highest-rated in its history). Several of the Hee Haw Honeys were shown crying, and the others saddened or struggling to keep check of their emotions, as Vernon spoke about his son's musical legacy and how much of a fan he was of Roy Clark and Buck Owens. A light piano fare played just as the camera pulled away from the cast and faded to commercial.


* Creator/{{Yuriofwind}} often comes across these in his Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime segment. He lampshades it in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TcmFMEKJg0&t=7m40s Haunted Ocarina of Time]]".

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* Creator/{{Yuriofwind}} WebVideo/{{Yuriofwind}} often comes across these in his Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime segment. He lampshades it in "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TcmFMEKJg0&t=7m40s Haunted Ocarina of Time]]".


* ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'' used it as a transition when crossing the lake on the boat.



* ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'' used it as a transition when crossing the lake on the boat.

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* ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'' used it as a transition when crossing the lake on the boat.In any ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' game, this momentarily happens whenever you fall an edge. This is {{averted}} from ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' on.

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* ''Series/HeeHaw'': In a goofy, corny comedy series where silly bumper gags always sent the show into a commercial, there were a few instances where they did a "fade to black" with no applause or audience reaction. The most famous of these was in the early 1978 episode where the cast paid tribute to ElvisPresley, who had died just months earlier; the cast was gathered as Elvis' father, Vernon, talked about how much of a fan his son was of ''Hee Haw'' and how he wanted to be a guest on the show (a show that, had it come to pass, likely would have been the highest-rated in its history). Several of the Hee Haw Honeys were shown crying, and the others saddened or struggling to keep check of their emotions, as Vernon spoke about his son's musical legacy and how much of a fan he was of Roy Clark and Buck Owens. A light piano fare played just as the camera pulled away from the cast and faded to commercial.


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A means of denoting the end of a scene by steadily and quickly reducing the image brightness until the entire screen is flat black. Its inverse, Fade In, reverses the process to bring a scene into view from a black screen. A fade from one scene to another is called a {{dissolve}}. Sometimes the screen will FadeToWhite instead.

Extremely common in movie trailers, and often used at an ActBreak.

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A means of denoting the end of a scene by steadily and quickly reducing the image brightness until the entire screen is flat black. Its inverse, Fade In, FadeIn, reverses the process to bring a scene into view from a black screen. screen. A fade from one scene to another is called a {{dissolve}}. Sometimes the screen will FadeToWhite instead.

Extremely common in movie trailers, and often sometimes used at an ActBreak.


* ''{{Doug}}'': The three twenty-four-minute Nickelodeon episodes and all of Disney's episodes used this right before a commercial.

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* ''{{Doug}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': The three twenty-four-minute Nickelodeon episodes and all of Disney's episodes used this right before a commercial.

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* Creator/{{Yuriofwind}} often comes across these in his Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime segment. He lampshades it in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TcmFMEKJg0&t=7m40s Haunted Ocarina of Time]]".
-->''Then the screen went to black. For once it would be great if the screen could go to a different color, but... that would ruin this [[SarcasmMode amazing atmosphere]], so never mind.''


* In ''Film/CodeUnknown'', all scenes cut black before new scenes start.

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* A trademark of Creator/MichaelHaneke: In ''Film/TheSeventhContinent'' and ''Film/CodeUnknown'', all scenes cut black before new scenes start.


-->--'''Rise''', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''

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-->--'''Rise''', -->-- '''Rise''', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''

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* In ''Film/CodeUnknown'', all scenes cut black before new scenes start.


* In some countries whenever a news program reports on the recent death of a very famous person, the report ends with a fade to black before proceeding to the next story. Some Russian weekly news programs also use this in their end-of-the-year broadcasts, where they include a slide show of photos of the celebrities that died during the year.

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* In some countries whenever a news program reports on the recent death of a very famous person, the report ends with a fade to black before proceeding to the next story. Some Russian weekly news programs also use this in their end-of-the-year broadcasts, where they include [[ReallyDeadMontage a slide show of photos of the celebrities that died during the year.year]].

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* In ''Videogame/SpecOpsTheLine,'' fading to black indicate normal transitions while FadeToWhite indicates [[spoiler:that Walker, the player character, is hallucinating or in some way deceiving himself.]]

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