Splicing 16mm with razor and splicing block

Clip by Bob Brodsky (http://littlefilm.org)
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Shows how to splice Kodak leader to a 16mm film using an inexpensive splicing block, a razor, and Kodak press tape. Talks about difference splicing requirements of acetate and polyester film. A "hot" or cement splice will not work on polyester based film. Shows necessity of splicing on both sides of film. The demo includes a mistake that emphasizes the important of using single perf leader on single perf film. ###Tip### Bob Brodsky talks about why he does not use gloves with small gauge film.

This video relates to the following chapters in the companion volume Guide to Film Preservation:

  • 3.5 Repairing Film
  • 3.7 Equipment for Every Budget

Film Gauges in this clip:

  • 16mm


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