Digitizer

So how do you get the images from the camera into the computer? That's where the digitizer comes in. This is a job position that has only been created in the past few years and is rapidly becoming one of the best entry-level jobs going.

What the digitizer does, according to Martin Dunn, is "take all the footage and load it into the hard drive. It's that simple." Not really. Martin also takes an extensive amount of notes, writing down what's on each take, from the scene and take numbers to which character the camera is covering to how long the take lasts and where it comes in the reel. He's also responsible for quality control, making sure every frame makes it through to the digital world.

"This is great training for being an editor," Martin says. "I get to see everything the director shot, and I can mentally piece it together to see how close I come to the final product."

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