Short end


The portion of a roll of photographic or magnetic film remaining after the bulk of the roll has been used. 1

Short ends are often used to produce trailers, clock leaders and cream leader. It may be provided by a laboratory at a cheaper rate.

‘Short’ is the term that usually refers to the cartoons made in the Hollywood studios during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, which ran between six and seven minutes long.

Today, ‘shorts’ range from one and one-half to over 20 minutes in length and cover a variety of styles and subjects.


1British Standard Glossary of Terms used in the Motion Picture Industry