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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Cutting with Safety and Economy

 

Why not cut the original film exposed in the camera? The simple answer is that it is too valuable. In the course of cutting any film you will find you need to experiment with the shape and form of some of the sequences. When you start cutting you will know the sort of film you want to end up with, but when you actually come to put scenes together you will find you need to experiment. You may wish to try a sequence first one way and then in a different form. Now, if you are cutting a work print, alterations will not present any problem. You can cut the copy and change it as often as you like. If everything goes wrong you can always go back to the camera original and make another print. In the course of cutting, ...

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