Download and deliver negative rushes for productions

Business Sectors (Suites): Camera
Developed by: ScreenSkills
Approved on: 29 Mar 2020


​This standard is about downloading and delivering negative rushes for productions.  This applies to film cameras.  This could apply to any type of production including feature films, TV dramas or commercials.

It includes downloading rushes in appropriate conditions, using appropriate procedures, storing and labelling rushes, compiling related documents, delivering rushes and documents and working to deadline.

This standard is relevant to those responsible for downloading and delivering negative rushes for productions including those working as 2nd Assistants or Clapper loaders.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. ​download rushes in appropriate conditions for exposed negatives
  2. download rushes in line with accepted processes
  3. re-can usable short ends in line with production procedures
  4. store rushes in line with production requirements
  5. label and mark cans with accurate and required information
  6. prepare required documents to accompany rushes
  7. deliver rushes and related documents to appropriate people in production
  8. deliver rushes in compliance with agreed deadlines
  9. handle and store cameras and lenses in line with safety and security requirements

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. ​production deadlines, expectations and procedures for downloading negative rushes
  2. events that can affect deadlines in a production environment
  3. the equipment and conditions required to download rushes from film stock
  4. waste procedures and how to deal with short ends
  5. how to deal with loose or unevenly wound film
  6. production labelling and documentation requirements
  7. who rushes should be delivered to
  8. the role of others involved and when to liaise with them including camera operators, 1st camera assistants and focus pullers
  9. any special requirements to ensure the safety and security of equipment when left unattended
  10. relevant manufacturers' instructions for the equipment in use
  11. the requirements of relevant health and safety legislation and procedures, including those related to manual handling


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Indicative Review Date

30 Mar 2024





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Relevant Occupations

Arts, Media and Publishing, Media and Communication, Media Associate Professionals, Performing Arts

SOC Code



camera; records; shoot; manufacturers; suppliers; accessories; live events; exhibitions;