Answer print

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15:56 Feb 14, 2011
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Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Additional field(s): Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
English term or phrase: Answer print
Definition from Wikipedia:
Answer print refers to the first version of a given motion picture that is printed to film after color correction on an interpositive. It is also the first version of the movie printed to film with the sound properly synced to the picture. Answer prints are created during the post-production process after editing, dubbing and other related audio work and special effects sequences have been finished or completed to a degree satisfactory for pre-release viewing. They are used by the filmmaker and studio to ensure that the work going in to the film during the post-production process is cohesive with the final goals for the project. In effect, it is a post-edit editing where the filmmaker can observe and direct the course of the film's final look and feel as it pertains to color correction, sound and special effects elements and overall pacing/editing. Pre-release screenings for test audiences are often run from late answer print copies of the film, as more often than not the filmmaker is using the screening as a way to help direct the final choices he/she will make regarding the finished project. When the last answer print is approved and finalized, it is used to make an internegative from which the release prints are struck.

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  • This is done to eliminate minor errors in A&B preparation which could cause an expensive answer print to be no good Color Lab
  • Would an answer print be sharper than a workprint, and if so would the difference be noticeable enough to invalidate a lens test? Cinematography.com
  • After viewing the new answer print, director Robert Altman commented that the restored print looked just as good as his 1970 original. CBS Interactive
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5 +1校正拷贝
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校正拷贝


Definition from 互动百科:
声画合成的第一个拷贝。它虽然经过配光人员反复配光和校色,但还不可能达到十分理想的洗印效果,故称校正拷贝。可供导演、剪辑检查底片与工作样片时使用。

百度百科:
  ANSWER PRINT 校正拷贝
  从剪辑完成的原底片印出的第一道有声拷贝,用于解答制片对影片的最后面貌所持的疑惑。
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Example sentence(s):
  • The answer print is the first complete print combination of audio and video used for the producer's examination. Until it meets the requirements and standards of the producer, each subsequent print is considered an answer print for it needs an answer from the producer regarding its acceptance. Light gradation, balance in sound and color, and the quality of effects and transitory devices, are all taken under consideration. - Allmovie  
Ivan Niu
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Yes  Zibow Retailleau
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