Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Dailies'
- Daily \Dai"ly\, n.; pl. Dailies.
A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Dailies'
Dailies, in filmmaking, are the raw, unedited footage shot during the making of a motion picture. They are so called because usually at the end of each day, that day's footage is developed, synched to sound, and printed on film in a batch (and/or telecined onto video tape or disk) for viewing the next day by the director and some members of the film crew. However, the term can be used to refer to any raw footage, regardless of when it is developed or printed.
Another way to describe film dailies is "The first positive prints made by the laboratory from the negative photographed on the previous day."
In some regions such as the UK and Canada, dailies are usually referred to as rushes or daily rushes, referring to the speed at which the prints are developed.
Film dailies can refer to the viewing of dailies on film in a theater.[See more about Dailies at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]