Figure 17.1. The importance of proper labeling and an organized work station cannot be overemphasized. (Photo courtesy Sean Sweeney).

data management

DATA MANAGEMENT

In principle, data management sounds simple: you download the camera media, put it on a hard drive, and back it up. In reality, it is a process fraught with danger and chances to mess up badly. Handling the recorded media is an enormous responsibility; a single click can erase an entire day’s shooting!

The film industry has spent decades developing methodical and careful processes regarding the handling of exposed film stock: loaders (the member of the camera crew who loads ...

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