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SHELL FILM UNIT STOCK SHOT LIBRARY

BERNARD CHIBNALL (Librarian, Shell Film Unit London, 5th December, 1951)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 February 1952

Abstract

When a film is being made a much greater footage of material is exposed than is required for the final production. The ratio varies from four to one to fifteen or twenty to one. The former would apply to a rigidly scripted film where each shot can be exactly specified and prearranged, the latter to a film where the action is unpredictable and cannot be planned, as, for example, in filming racing of any kind.

Citation

CHIBNALL, B. (1952), "SHELL FILM UNIT STOCK SHOT LIBRARY", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 59-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049430

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