The National Archives Catalog


Roll

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (15) Roll List Item Yes Yes
Definition: Indication of the roll used in a motion picture. In creating a film, alternate scenes are typically assembled in checkerboard fashion on two or more different rolls with black leaders between scenes to facilitate fades and dissolves and to ultimately produce a single strip master positive from which a duplicating negative (dupe neg) can then be made.
Purpose: Identifies roll to aid in reproduction.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Media Type. Each media occurrence of the archival materials must have a media type specified to create Roll.
Guidance: Choose the correct term from the Roll Authority List.
Examples:
A roll   
B roll   
C roll   


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