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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Preparing Sound Effects Tracks

 

Take your reel of fine cut picture and put it in the first track of the synchroniser, nearest you. If you are using a fourway synchroniser this will leave you space for three soundtracks. It does not of course mean that your film can only have three soundtracks. You can prepare three, rewind and then prepare more. Put the cutting copy in the first track of the film horse and three reels of white blank leader in the other three tracks. Place the cutting copy leader in the first track of the synchroniser and take up the slack end on a split spool. Next you can take three new leaders and put them in the three empty tracks of the synchroniser. On the start of the first one you should write the title of the film and ...

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