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Reed, welcome to SSD. Glad to hear that you're having fun so far! Here's the good news: It only gets better. If your journey is anything like what most of us have experienced, you will have your share of ups and downs and will most likely question why in the world you didn't take that job at your father's hardware store. But persevere through those bad ...


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For reel breaks (assuming picture dept didn't do an improper break mid-scene and/or during a line), I do an Equal Gain 2-frame fade, one frame on either side of the LFOA, same as when I do hard cuts from scene to scene - 2 frame fades. I do the same at the top of the reel. I don't know all the details of this, but sometimes after the mix, the stage creates ...


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way back in the 90's (back in my film days) I was told that the Pullup was needed because the frame of picture being projected was not at the same spot on the print as the bit of sound being played because the lamp and the play head are not next to each other on the projector. They are 26 frames apart in a 35mm print (as my memory tells me). I dont remember ...


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Pullups are used when actually working with a FILM print (i.e actually going to 35mm or 70mm for projection). A "pullup" (in film terms as opposed to timecode terms) is the first 26 frames of the NEXT reel that are spliced onto this reel to avoid glitches in the sound during reel changeover. Even in these days of automated projection, they are still ...


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Audio tape speeds are measured in ips (inches per second) or in cm/s (centimeters per second), not RPM (i.e. there is no typical/common RPM). The actual RPM of the reels changes with the amount of tape. The speed of the tape is not controlled by the reel motors them selves, but rather the capstan motor, which then ensures a constant speed (and typically the ...


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Just to say that I fixed the DVD problem - the DVD player was using pro-logic decoding on the stereo track. I didn't notice the sound coming out the rears (doh!) when I tested but obviously it was creating phase problems hence the stuffy/uncomfortable feeling. I really hope other DVD players don't default to pro-logic when playing a simple stereo DVD! Is ...


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great attention to detail, great variety of clips, good pacing, the only thing is maybe the door creek at the beginning is a little too in your face, if you were thinking of adding any other clips to this vid i would recommend something sci-fi because this is mainly a 'foley' show-reel, it would give you a chance to demonstrate use of synthesis, good stuff ...


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