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Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 4th Edition by David Lewis Yewdall

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Chapter 6

From the Set to the Laboratory

“That's a wrap for today!” shouts the assistant director. The camera crew breaks down the camera gear and carefully packs the cases into the camera truck. The second assistant camera person (known as the clapper loader in England) is responsible for the exposed negative. He or she sees to it that each roll of negative is carefully placed back in its opaque black plastic bag and secured inside the aluminum film can. The can is then taped so that it will not spill open accidentally. With a black Sharpie or a permanent felt marker, the second assistant labels each can, making sure the identification roll number matches what is on the camera report. The laboratory copy of the camera report is taped to the ...

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