What are Film Dailies?

This is an example of what raw film dailies (footage shot every day) look like. It will feel strange to watch them if you’ve never seen this before. The scene will feel long and boring. The are several reasons for this. First and foremost it’s because there are no cuts. The editing is not pointing our attention towards anything in particular. That’s because there is no editing! Secondly, we are seeing just one performance. In this scene alone the director filmed more this scene more than 12 times! Just think, the editor is putting together the best instances of all 12 of these performances.