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Professional Cameraman's Handbook, The, 4th Edition by Verne Carlson, Sylvia E Carlson

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chapter 5

Camera Reports

A camera report is a sheet or card providing data pertinent to a particular roll of exposed film. Two or three copies are made of each report.

There are three basic types of camera reports:

1.  Clipboard-type or vertical format—This report hangs on a clipboard, which is to be placed below the camera dolly or tripod or may be taped to the back of the slate.

2.  Magazine-type or horizontal format—This report is inserted in a holder on, or is taped to, the magazine take-up side.

3.  Caption sheet (often called “dope sheet”)—This report is used for films with no script.

The data on a camera report is divided into three sections: (1) identity; (2) information; (3) inventory.

5.1 TYPICAL CLIPBOARD-TYPE CAMERA REPORT

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