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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Changing and Patching Cutting Copies

 

In the course of perfecting your final edited version you will often find that you want to alter a cut. You may wish to extend a scene or to shorten it. This should not present any problem. Simply replace the trim of the scene you wish to extend, and make sure that no frames are missing. Then mark the rejoined section with an unintentional cut sign (illustrated opposite). How do you ensure there are no frames missing when you replace a section of a shot? Again, edge numbers provide a safety check. Often the action itself will give you a clue. If frames are missing the picture will jump. The safest way to check is to refer to the edge numbers on either side of the section you have replaced. Remember that ...

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