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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Locating Scenes and Takes

 

Before you start to cut you should log the film you receive from the laboratory. Logging involves making a note of the edge numbers of each shot and take. This may sound a time consuming process. In fact it can save time for, while the reels are complete, logging is a simple process. Finding original material for an individual shot at a later stage of cutting can take time if there are no logging records to refer to. The log sheets provide a quick and easy way of locating a piece of original film.

Logging rushes

This job is best done on a synchroniser. You do not need the original material. Use the rush print. Unlock the synchroniser and put the film in the track nearest to you. Wind through the blank film on the ...

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