cutting (also referred to as negative matching, or negative
conforming) is one of the last vestiges of true film handling
in the post production process. If you plan to finish on film,
we're like the undertaker- you'll have to see us sooner or
later. Our form of negative cutting is a hybrid of cutting-edge
technology and classic Hollywood craftsmanship. From the edited
material you give us (video output or workprint), we locate
the exact piece of negative in all the footage you shot, cut
it to the exact length indicated, assemble it in the proper
order, and cement it all together, all without leaving handling
marks, and making no mistakes. In this operation, there is
no room for defects.
work with big and little production companies. Our customers
range from studios to students, from documentarians to experimentalists,
and we love to work with them all.
cut 35mm, Super 16mm, and 16mm negative, matching to both
Digital and Workprint edits. We have the sharpest eyes in
the west. And we splice only with foot-operated hot splicers
(also known as Hollywood or pedestal splicers) for the smoothest,
strongest, cleanest possible weld-superior to the work accomplished
by any hand splicer.
We are here to guide you through all the steps and decisions
necessary in getting your film to a final release print. Pre-production
is the essential time for mapping our your post-production
(800) 618-POST for a free consultation.