The frame says –

Download this Exremely [sic] Helpful Word Document, Courtesy of: MPS

"..........Your workprint and tracks serve as the "blue print" for work
performed at the laboratory. The leaders on the head and tail of your rolls
of film provide for proper syncing and handling, not only on your rolls,
but also, on the rolls created later during sound rerecording, negative
cutting, and laboratory work. Marks on the workprint show the Negative
Cutter where special effects are required so that the "A&B" rolls can be
assembled. The lab uses these same marks to cue the printer to produce
those effects. The correct preparation of your workprint is important to
the completion of your production. Errors made because of incomplete or
incorrect instructions can be very costly to you in both budget and
deadline. We, at Motion Picture Services, have an interest in helping you
through this stage of your production. We invite your questions and ask you
to call us for help or clarification with your production, workprint
preparation, and schedules (303-777-2110). We have produced the attached
drawings to show a minimum requirement for leaders and effects marks. Other
publications such as the "ACVL Handbook" may provide additional information
that would be useful to you......."

– so that doc didn't originate with Western Cine/Cinema Lab. The page also
has an image that looks like a return address sticker that says:

Motion Picture Services
Susie Phillips, (303) 777 2110
1115 S. Josephine, Denver, Co. 80210

Post back here if you ever find it, sounds useful.

On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 4:24 PM Eric Theise <> wrote:

> Hi Jason,
> I think this must be what you're looking for but it doesn't appear that
> the Wayback Machine actually archived it, just the frame-based site that
> contained it.
> Eric
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 4:11 PM Jason Halprin <> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> In one of my computer updates, I seem to no longer have a pdf of a guide
>> to 16/35mm film editing that was originally put together by Western Cine.
>> As I recall, this included guidelines for marking your workprint, preparing
>> negatives for A/B rolling, and essentially the whole process that someone
>> working with a negative cutter (or a negative cutter themselves) would want
>> to follow.
>> Does anyone know what I'm referring to? Or, where I might find it? If I
>> recall, I downloaded it from the Cinema Lab (successor to Western Cine)
>> website back in the early 2000s.
>> Thanks in Advance!
>> Jason Halprin
>> <>
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