tape or cement splices????

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 10 2006 - 04:52:19 PDT

I need to splice some film for a film screening type
thing, and I've never done this before so I've started
to look into it and it's a very scary buisness.

Probably I will have to use tape splices. What worries
me a little is that if I want to replcace the tape
splices with cement ones at a later date, then I will
lose a couple of frames or something. Now normally
this wouldn't be such a big deal, but of course this
being experimental film and all, well, it is.
Especially for the film I was planning on editing.

My other option would be to cement my splices from the
beginning. Obviously this is altogether more scary but
on top of that there isn't bags of time and the only
film cement I have probably dates to the 70's and
80's, so I imagine had probably gone bad by now.

The more I read about it the more it seems that people
say "tape splaces, oooooh, very, very bad, adhesive
eating into film, decay, not archival..."

I suppose I shouldn't worry really, it's all going to
rot away in time anyway, right!?? ;)



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