Assuming the default film standard is 35mm 4perf, the following Academy Leaders should be placed exactly at the start of the hour. For example, for reel X (a number) the academy leader would be placed at 0X:00:00:00 or 0+00 in Feet+Frames. These leaders include the head pop (exactly one frame in length) which lands on 0X:00:06:00 or 9+00 in Feet+Frames. The first frame of action (FFOA) should fall on 0X:00:08:00 or 12+00 in Feet+Frames. The tail pop should be placed exactly 2 seconds after the last frame of action (LFOA). For example, if the LFOA of reel 3 is located at 03:21:22:15, then the tail pop is placed at 03:21:24:15.
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