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(Film) an unfinished print of a motion picture
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the first positive print of a motion picture, assembled from the dailies.
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BRITISH firms could cut their carbon 'workprint' from electrical equipment by up to 65% by switching off at the end of the working day.
Thereafter the fastidious recutting of the workprint continued at the Movieolas in the manning pool; and whenever the strain of Albert Ammons's "Bass Boogie" began to clatter through the gaunt and echoing room, we would steal from our desks and our rewinds to watch and listen, while outside through the big bare window, the Gatineau Hills turned from red and bronze to a bleak blue black, and the slate grey Ottawa River slowly filmed with ice.
Already something of an underground legend, Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" has been among the most widely seen "unreleased" films for years, with tapes circulating and rare public screenings of various workprint edits under the title "Charlie's Family." Primary footage was shot as early as 1988; just last year, cult DVD distrib Blue Underground kicked in completion money, amid dark rumors of the writer-helmer's whereabouts.