rough cut


: a print of an incompletely edited motion picture

Examples of rough cut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This experience led him to the discovery that directors only had the right to view the first rough cut and express their improvements to the associate producer. Caroline Brew, Variety, 27 Nov. 2023 The feature is designed to help editors create a rough cut faster by allowing pros to search for words or phrases, cut sentences and rearrange dialogue. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Aug. 2023 It is cut, then there is a rough cut with temp music, and then the composer [tries] to fit it in. Ashley Foster, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Aug. 2023 Bat boxes are typically constructed of rough cut wood, which is easier for bats to cling to than a smooth surface. Lauren David, Washington Post, 27 July 2023 The collective is hoping to complete a rough cut of the first film in Ukraine by this autumn, before moving post-production and final editing to either France or Austria where co-producers Nabil Bellahsene (Les Valseurs) and Ralph Wieser (Mischief Films) are based. Lise Pedersen, Variety, 28 Apr. 2023 Director Taylor Hackford then enlisted lyricist Will Jennings, who watched a rough cut of the film. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2023 Ambrose remembers one moment in particular, early on, when the cast got together to watch a rough cut of an episode. Justin Kirkland, ELLE, 17 Mar. 2023 Looking at a rough cut of his campaign commercial attacking Boxer on the issues, Bruce insisted it be redone because the photo of Boxer was unflattering to her. Arnold Steinberg, National Review, 2 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rough cut was in 1937

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“Rough cut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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