The next photo shows the filmstrip itself, at that concise point in the film where the two walk sequences join. There are no indications that this is a start stop of the camera. Rather…it is an abrupt SCENE change with no interlude. The same kind of scene change that a person might see in a Hollywood movie that has been finished editing and is ready for the theaters. In this filmstrip image the top frames are the first walk sequence. Patterson has fallen into a trench or ditch, and is actually filming from BELOW Patty…up at her. In the bottom frames or the beginning of the second walk sequence, Patterson is filming on a similar level as Patty. Patty is hidden behind the limb or stick in the center of the frame but emerges quickly a frame or two later. I refer back a page to the animated walk sequences to see this. Here is the image.
Here are a couple of maps of the sand bar as can be reconstructed from the film itself. Due to inconsistencies in the storyline, the film is the only touchstone for what happened down there, that may be relied on. Here’s the map for the first walk sequence. These are animated maps. They will animate right here in the post on their own.
Here’s the second animated map for the second walk sequence illustrated.