From the Set to the Laboratory

Publication year: 2012
Source: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 2012, Pages 119-143

David Lewis, Yewdall

 Summary: “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. Before the film and sound rolls leave the set, the script supervisor reviews and confirms all circled takes with the picture and sound departments. A production assistant drives the rolls of film negative and sound rolls to their respective processing facilities each night. The negative has been developed, but what does the laboratory deliver to the client? Will the project be cut on film or cut digitally? This determines the kind of protocol the…