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Editor’s Letter

in Issues
on Oct 21, 2013

Finishing a film — it’s a lost art. Back in the days of celluloid, there was a sense of finality once you received your cut negative from the negative cutter and completed your mix. Sure, you could open up your picture again — and depending on your distributor, you probably did — but the cost and hassle involved were real disincentives. Things started to change when festivals began screening works off HDCAM. I remember a celluloid-shot film I produced back in 2006. “You mean you’re going to cut the negative and screen a print?” the director’s agent asked in horror. […]

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