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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Safeguarding Original: Dupe Masters

 

If you expect to make a number of copies of your film you should prepare duplicate master materials so that you do not wear out the original by making a large number of prints.

Making multiple copies

The camera original (the master film from which your answer print was made) will not last for ever. It can be scratched, it can get dirty and if it is used frequently it will become worn. And, remember, when the original is damaged that damage will be reproduced on every print. So, duplicate master materials are essential if more than a few prints are to be produced. Check your answer print and if it is perfect, ask the laboratory to make a dupe. They will make it in the same way as they make a print, by re-exposing ...

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