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Grammar of the Shot, 2nd Edition by Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

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Beware of Continuity Traps While Shooting a Scene

While you shoot coverage for a scene in a motion picture you are certainly paying attention to matching dialogue delivery, action or motion, camera angles, eye-line, and so forth. There may be many things, however, beyond the basics that can cause a continuity headache. The important thing is to be observant and thorough. Continuity issues can make the postproduction process difficult, so try to avoid them during production.

Continuity traps tend to be objects on set or around the shooting location that will change over time. Since shooting all of the coverage for a particular scene or event can take a long time, these continuity traps will appear differently from one shot to another when the ...

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