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Make the Cut by Diana Friedberg, Lori Coleman

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Chapter 4

Your Second Day

It’s your second day on the job, and dailies have arrived. Showtime. Your dailies will come to you on tape, hard drives, or film. Whichever form you get, they need to be organized into Scene bins for the editor to start cutting.

There are three major responsibilities during the assistant editor’s tenure on a film that can result in his being fired. These areas of concern are dailies, measurements, and online. It is of utmost importance to pay close attention to the timecode, key numbers, tape numbers, and circled takes. Being meticulous is the best way to keep your job.

4.1 Importing Dailies

You will receive an ALE that will contain the information about your dailies (see Figure 4.1).

This information, especially the ...

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