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Daily rushes

In film, "daily rushes" (or simply "rushes" or "dailies") is the footage shot during a given day, without external soundtrack or adjustment. "Rush" in this context means "rush print", a film print made with greater than usual urgency to meet the deadline for viewing the day's work in progress.

The rushes for a given day may consist of, for instance, footage of a conversation taken from two different cameras, without the inserts, cutaways, or closeups that may later be edited in; or they may consist entirely of cutaways, inserts, and establishing shots, without their later context. Frequently the rushes from a given day will consist of short segments from completely different points in the film, making it more challenging to maintain continuity. For instance, the weather may make it impossible to film according to schedule, or a location may be available only for a certain amount of time, making it necessary to film all of the scenes at that place at the same time, regardless of their place within the story. For this reason rushes are presented without final context and are typically not a good indicator of how the film might turn out.