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Voice and Vision, 2nd Edition by Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

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SINGLE-CAMERA PRODUCTION AND THE CONTINUITY SYSTEM

Whether you are shooting on film or digital video (DV), 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 multicamera and control room productions like sit-coms and soap operas, which are produced in a studio. Singlecamera 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 in editing, because the film has been broken down into its smallest component parts—individual ...

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