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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Cutting Room Accessories

 

Besides the main items of cutting equipment some smaller tools are also needed. First of all you will want to mark the film at that point where you wish to make your cut. Grease pencils which write easily on film, are available in a number of different colours. White or yellow are best for marking picture—I personally prefer yellow because it is very easy to see. It can also be used to mark the back of magnetic soundtracks, though black and red are also quite useful for this purpose. When you come to break down the rushes you may find that some scenes are too long to hang in a bin. They should be coiled on a plastic core and held in place with an elastic band, so a box of these should be handy. A felt tip pen is also ...

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