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Script Supervising and Film Continuity, 3rd Edition by Pat P Miller

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13

The Mastery of Matching

Action matching and scene matching are cinematic idioms that pertain to a signal function of the continuity supervisor. You acquire this eminent responsibility by osmosis. The dictionary's definition of osmosis: a process by which something is acquired by absorption. Industry translation: a talent acquired by experience.

The mastery of matching is inextricably linked to the concept of coverage (Chapter 12). A cinematic methodology was evolved by cinematographers (DPs) and film editors whereby a transition of movement (action) in a close-up could be imperceptibly intercut with a wide-angle master shot—thus highlighting dramatic impact.

ACTION MATCHING/THE MATCH CUT

The methodology for intercutting close-up shots with ...

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