It's a wrap
It's a wrap. Source: Photo by Matthew Henry (Unsplash)

The wrap report inside out

When we hear on Set “we have wrapped for today!” it is still not quite time to go home yet, or at least, not for everybody. There are certain people and whole departments that may have actually plenty to do after wrap.

After the camera wrap

These are the main jobs to be completed before leaving the location or the production office:

And if you are lucky and nothing unexpected happens you may then call it a day.

Wrap Report

Wrap Report is a one-page document containing key information about the shooting day.

It is a pretty important piece of paper and a number of people are likely to be impatiently looking forward to receiving it, to see how the shooting day has gone and if there’s nothing to worry about.

Usually the Wrap Report would be sent to all the Big Fish of the Production Company, Studio executives, to the insurers and the completion bond office, and this is the reason why it should be really accurate.

To complete the Wrap Report, some data is copied from the call sheet, some other information is received during the day from the ADs and, most importantly, after wrap the Continuity Report is received from the Script Supervisor with all the important details.

Actually, sometimes if you are lucky enough to work with a rock-star-type of Script Supervisor you can get all the necessary information from her report, so your job will be just to double check the details to make sure there’s nothing missing or mistaken. But, believe me, the Script Supervisors are hardly ever wrong.

Wrap report elements and where they come from:

Date ← Gregorian calendar 🤓

Shooting day number: current shooting day and the total number scheduled ← call sheet, shooting schedule

Sets: name of all sets shot today as per the schedule ← call sheet, shooting schedule

Location: street address of each location ← call sheet

Set-ups / Slate numbers: the total number set-ups shot for each of the scenes ← Script Supervisor Report cross-checked with Camera Sheets, if needed

Script pages: number of pages and page portions (⅛) shot during the day ← Script Supervisor Report


Unit call: the time the crew should arrive to set ← Call Sheet

1st Turn over: the time they first called “Action!” ← you will be informed by the ADs

2nd Turn over: the time they called “Action!” after the main meal ← again, ADs should let everybody know when it happens

Lunch break (in-out): official start and end time of the main meal ← ADs will inform and you can cross-check with Script Report

Camera wrap: when they shout “that’s a wrap!” ← again needs to be cross-checked with Script Supervisor Report

Final wrap: when the crew has wrapped up gear and left location ← ask the Unit Manager about the last person leaving location, and the reason why if it’s late after wrap

Overtime: the number of minutes or hours worked past the officially budgeted day ← Unit Manager again

Notes: short mentions of any incidents, accidents, anything that had an impact on the efficiency of the shooting day ← you will most likely find out immediately when occurs, but just in case check with the Line Producer, Unit Manager and ADs.

You can download here our beautiful wrap report template in English and Spanish, but make sure that the template is approved by the producers prior to the start of production.