Four In The Can

 

My day job is in the video/film industry.  Even though there is little actual film left in our business, there is an expression that has endured from the all-film days.  To say something is “in the can” is not to say that grandpa needs some alone time with the newspaper in the powder room.  In fact “in the can,” in the film industry, means that everything being shot on that particular reel of film is done being shot, and the reel has been placed in a light-safe protective metal canister for processing and editing. […]