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|See also:||Clip Tape, Clip Theft, Clipping|
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The term clip is used by fans in a number of ways.
- Vidders select and assemble "clips" to make fanvids.
- Podficcers are plagued by the audio distortion known as "clipping," caused by speaking too loudly into the mic.
- Before the Internet, fans would "clip," or cut out/photocopy relevant articles and photos from newspapers to send to letterzines and newsletters.
- Some fans also collected and traded "clips" or "film clips." The zine The Clipper Trade Ship was a publication that catered to this interest. See Film Clip Fandom.
a 1994 ad for a fan-service offering to find and send clippings to you in the mail
a helpful tool for fans in 1976, printed in STAG #17 -- "...[clapperboard numbers] are useful if you collect clips -- sometimes several otherwise impossible-to-identify clips can be placed by one clapperboard... The important numbers for identification of clips are the last two."