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1. An original from which copies are made.

2. The film negative or electromagnetic tape onto which the final assembly of a film, television programme, or piece of music is recorded.

3. (master shot) An entire scene photographed by one camera without cuts. In film and television, a director will typically choose to film a master shot first to ensure that a scene has been completely covered. Other angles are then shot to ensure a variety of coverage.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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