NEGATIVE
CUTTING

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cutting on workprint

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preparing your edit

EDITORIAL
SERVICES

PRESERVATION
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Marking Your Workprint

To indicate a straight cut, a single vertical line should be drawn through the tape splices:

To indicate an unintentional cut (when extra frames of the same scene are added back in), 2 horizontal lines should be drawn through the tape splice (an equal sign).

There should be no frames missing in the workprint, but if some frames were lost or damaged replace them with the exact number of frames of leader, and draw an arrow through the frames of leader to the end of the shot:

For fades (in or out) use a V laid on its side, and drawn the length desired with the point of the V always pointed to or from the black:

Dissolves are marked by using a single vertical line to indicate the beginning and end, with a diagonal line drawn from the bottom of the tape splice to the top of each vertical line.

Superimposed titles are marked with a wavy line drawn over the background hot. Use a vertical line to indicate the beginning and end. Draw a circled number to reference a description of the effect on a cue sheet:

Double exposures are cut to length into the primary shot. Mark the beginning and end with a wavy line drawn through the cut points, and draw a circled number to reference a cue sheet.

How to Make a Cut List

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