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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Optical Effects: Fades and Freezes

 

When you want to fade in or fade out you must again mark your cutting copy indicating the effect you require. If you want a scene to fade in, mark an elongated letter V with the narrowest part at the start of the fade in and the wide part at the point where the picture is fully faded in. For a fade out simply reverse the symbol: the wide part starts where the fade out begins and, by the point where the two sides of the V meet, the picture will have faded out completely. You do not need to allow for an overlap with fades. The laboratory will simply cue their printing machines to fade in or fade out at the appropriate point. Again, the lengths of a fade are calculated in frames. Normally 8, 16, 24, 32 frames ...

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