CHAPTER 4

Organizing CinematicTime and Space

image  SINGLE CAMERA PRODUCTION AND THE CONTINUITY SYSTEM

Whether you are shooting on film or digital video, fictional narrative movies are generally shot using a single camera. This enables productions to be extremely mobile and to go to any location required by the script, as opposed to multi-camera and control room productions like sit-coms and soap operas, which are produced in a studio. Single camera shooting also allows the energy and expertise of the director and the entire creative team to be focused on each and every shot in the movie. Finally, shooting single camera gives us maximum versatility ...

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