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Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 34

CONTINUITY

 

For this chapter I am indebted to Pat P. Miller's Script Supervising and Film Continuity, 3rd edition (Boston: Focal Press, 1999), which is a mine of detailed information on procedures and methods. I strongly recommend studying it in detail. If you have nobody covering continuity on your film, using the editor is a very good fallback. Editors have good reason to want to get things right.

COORDINATING AND REPORTING

The script (or continuity) supervisor works closely with the director and editor and plays a key role in guarding against omissions or mismatches in the production. Continuity work begins as soon as a finished script exists, but it comes into its own during shooting when the script supervisor takes over monitoring ...

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