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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Ordering Single Roll Optical Dupes

 

To order a single roll optical dupe first look at the cutting copy and note the edge numbers on the start of the outgoing shot on your dissolve. Always start the duplicate at the beginning of the shot. Dupe the whole shot, not just the part incorporating the dissolve. So, look at the centre of your dissolve and then go back to the start of the outgoing shot. Take the edge number nearest the join and make a note of the number on a pieces of paper. It may be NZ3245974 for example. Now you have pinpointed a number of frames, over which the number spreads. As you must be much more precise, locate one frame by putting a box round the number on which a particular series of figures occur. For example, if you put ...

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