The tutorial in the attached video is an introduction to SpiceMaster Pro for creating fantastic or subtle fades, transitions and picture-in-picture effects using animated organic and shape masks.
SpiceMaster Pro is a 32 bit and 64 bit plug-in that allows you to use their hundreds of animated masks and add edge, border, glow, bevel, and other effects to them. You can even use your own masks, give them some animation and smooth and modify the edges. The possibilities are almost infinite and you can combine these effects with others.
This tutorial shows the basics. I stop the animation and remove the effects to see what the masks really look like, and then apply the effects one by one to understand what they do and how to user them.
Please feel free to comment and to let me know whether or not this was worth my time and effort, what you liked, didn't like, and if you have any questions.
Note that I am in no way connected to Pixelan, except as a user.