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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Identifying and Printing Takes

 

As you probably will not see the filming taking place, you will have to rely on notes provided by the production team. Whenever film is shot detailed camera report sheets must be prepared by the camera assistant. The sheets serve a dual purpose. They contain instructions for the processing laboratory and they tell the editor what the day’s film consists of. Camera report sheet forms may differ slightly in layout but the main facts they contain must always be the same.

Printing selected takes

One copy of the camera sheet is sent to the laboratory with the film. Another copy is sent to you in the cutting room. When you look at it you will note that many shots have probably been photographed a number of times. For ...

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