So I just waisted My Retro-Boarding time, trying to remember how to go through a video in VLC frame by frame. So to anyone who doesn’t know and to myself who’s sure to forget again. There’s an Add-on for VLC called “Jump to time (Previous frame) v3” which can be found at https://addons.videolan.org/p/1154013/
Once the extension is installed it can be found under ‘View/Jump To Time’ in VLC. Now you should be able to go though your films, frame by frame, or at whatever rate you want, backwards or forwards.