Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:43 PM
Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:09 PM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:09 PM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:08 PM
Dailies/rushes are taped. Some work with Catozzo and likes, some prefer Rivas and likes.
Magnetic stock is taped only. One can produce inaudible joints.
Cement splices last as long as the film itself. Pressure-sensitive tape slowly dries up, becomes brittle, may fall off. Some of lesser quality tend to smear.
Also consider film and image formats. CinemaScope originals must be spliced in two rolls. Actually, 16 mm must be A- and B-edited as well in order to make splices invisible. Same with all 8 mm film. Ninepointfive can accommodate the splice between frames.
All this does not apply when pictures are being scanned and the edited data transferred back onto film.
You learn to respect film and human work within it by making wet splices. I’d like to suggest reading this book: The Technique of the Film Cutting Room by Ernest Walter. Focal Press
Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:27 AM
Which is, considering the involved manufacturing costs, ridiculous.
This fuji splicing tape can be had in many many shops in Japan (from stock!) at Yen 640 (last year). Imagine what the distributor price will be. Around 300-350?
You would also be amazed at all the film and photography materials still available from stock. An eldorado!
The sorry thing is none of these shops take an interest in selling through the Internet. So the one who does can (and does) charge anything.
The best and cheapest splices come from CIR Catozzo splicers
Edited by Andries Molenaar, 16 January 2011 - 05:29 AM.
Posted 16 January 2011 - 04:17 PM
Cement splices overlap by about half a frane so are rather obtrusive. You also lose two frames if a cut has to be changed or re-made.
The CIR splicer uses plain tape so the cost per splice is a fraction of that of the pre-perforated Wurker tape- about a hundred times cheaper, in fact. A tape splice can be remade again and again.
You might find one on ebay. I'd want a very good offer for mine- I'd hate to be stuck without one.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:11 AM
Edited by Nicholas Rapak, 17 January 2011 - 11:12 AM.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:35 PM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:50 AM
Tape splices made with Fuji Film tape last in first class conditin for more than 40 years now. Please, read this article from the british magazine International Movie Making, published two years ago: http://www.ibcinema....per8/stable.pdf
Nice article on the Fuji splicers, Ignacio. Thanks for posting.
What's the story on that magazine, International Movie Making? I've heard of it, but is it still around? Anybody have any info on it or some contact info?
Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:23 PM