Reinforcing a splice with dental floss

Clip by Mick Newnham (http://www.nfsa.afc.gov.au/)
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Mick Newnham reinforces a splice with dental floss. This is a useful trick in cases where an old film with brittle splices is being re-washed. Mick's demonstration was part of a disaster recovery workshop sponsored by the Association of Moving Image Archivists in Rochester, NY 2007. Mick Newnham is a senior archivist at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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

  • 3.0 Film Handling and Inspection
  • 3.5 Repairing Film

Film Gauges in this clip:

  • 16mm


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