Correctly numbered 35mm negative
e. Motion picture film, after it has been processed, will have the
negative number written or punched over the initial three to five frames of the
f. For permanent record purposes, record numbers will be added to the
negatives by the US Army Visual Information Center or the US Army Motion
Picture Depository and Records Center.
Slating is a procedure in which notations on a small slate (fig 4-4) are
recorded at the beginning of each roll of film. The purpose of this procedure
is to identify processed rolls of motion picture film.
When no slate is
available, a wall, board, box, helmet, equipment container, even sand, can
serve as a surface on which essential data can be noted and then photographed.
The following information should be included:
Name of cameraman
Visual information facility or unit
Date of exposure
Film roll number
Special symbols or markings
Project number, if applicable
Camera and its identification number, if applicable