Visual Continuity
Created by

John M. Grace
I.A.T.S.E. Local 480
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line

THE LINE
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line
Also known as the Axis
Line or 180˚ Line

THE LINE
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line
Also known as the Axis
Line or 180˚ Line
This is the Line You Sho...
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line
Also known as the Axis
Line or 180˚ Line
This is the Line You ...
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line

THE LINE
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line

THE LINE

A

B
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line
1

A

THE LINE

A

B

B
Camera
Position 1
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line
1

THE LINE

A

B

Camera
Position 2
A

B
2

A

B

Camera
Position 1
Maintaining Screen Direction
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Respecting the Line

THE LINE

1

A

B

Camera
Position 2
A

B
2

A

Camera
Position 3

B
...
Continuity Errors
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Avoiding Errors in Visual Continuity is
the responsibility of every department
Continuity Errors
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Avoiding Errors in Visual Continuity is
the responsibility of every department
The person Most res...
Continuity Errors
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Avoiding Errors in Visual Continuity is
the responsibility of every department
The person Most ...
Continuity Errors
Common Continuity Errors occur in:
 Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)
Continuity Errors
Common Continuity Errors occur in:
 Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)
 Makeup (did his black ...
Continuity Errors
Common Continuity Errors occur in:
 Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)
 Makeup (did his black ...
Continuity Errors
Common Continuity Errors occur in:
 Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)
 Makeup (did his black ...
Continuity Errors
Common Continuity Errors occur in:
 Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)
 Makeup (did his black ...
Continuity Errors
Common Continuity Errors occur in:
 Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)
 Makeup (did his black ...
Continuity Errors
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Hair
Makeup
Wardrobe
Transpo
Props
Background Extras
Continuity Errors
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Hair
Makeup
Wardrobe
Transpo
Props
Background Extras
Continuity Errors
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Hair
Makeup
Wardrobe
Transpo
Props
Background Extras
Continuity Errors
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Hair
Makeup
Wardrobe
Transpo
Props
Background Extras
Continuity Errors
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Hair
Makeup
Wardrobe
Transpo
Props
Background Extras
Continuity Errors
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Hair
Makeup
Wardrobe
Transpo
Props
Background Extras
Continuity Errors
For more continuity errors, visit:
www.moviemistakes.com
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Visual Continuity

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This PPT was created to teach the basic concepts of visual continuity to high school film students. I use this as part of the block I teach on Script Supervision.

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Visual Continuity

  1. 1. Visual Continuity Created by John M. Grace I.A.T.S.E. Local 480
  2. 2. Maintaining Screen Direction  Respecting the Line THE LINE
  3. 3. Maintaining Screen Direction   Respecting the Line Also known as the Axis Line or 180˚ Line THE LINE
  4. 4. Maintaining Screen Direction    Respecting the Line Also known as the Axis Line or 180˚ Line This is the Line You Should Never Cross (unless you have a good reason) THE LINE
  5. 5. Maintaining Screen Direction     Respecting the Line Also known as the Axis Line or 180˚ Line This is the Line You Should Never Cross (unless you have a good reason) Crossing the Line confuses the viewer and breaks the rules of continuity THE LINE
  6. 6. Maintaining Screen Direction  Respecting the Line THE LINE
  7. 7. Maintaining Screen Direction  Respecting the Line THE LINE A B
  8. 8. Maintaining Screen Direction  Respecting the Line 1 A THE LINE A B B Camera Position 1
  9. 9. Maintaining Screen Direction  Respecting the Line 1 THE LINE A B Camera Position 2 A B 2 A B Camera Position 1
  10. 10. Maintaining Screen Direction  Respecting the Line THE LINE 1 A B Camera Position 2 A B 2 A Camera Position 3 B 3 A B Camera Position 1
  11. 11. Continuity Errors  Avoiding Errors in Visual Continuity is the responsibility of every department
  12. 12. Continuity Errors   Avoiding Errors in Visual Continuity is the responsibility of every department The person Most responsible for avoiding continuity errors is the Script Supervisor
  13. 13. Continuity Errors    Avoiding Errors in Visual Continuity is the responsibility of every department The person Most responsible for avoiding continuity errors is the Script Supervisor In addition to continuity, Scripty is tasked with detailing: camera position and settings, actor blocking, lighting, good and bad takes, timing and dialog.
  14. 14. Continuity Errors Common Continuity Errors occur in:  Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)
  15. 15. Continuity Errors Common Continuity Errors occur in:  Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)  Makeup (did his black eye disappear?)
  16. 16. Continuity Errors Common Continuity Errors occur in:  Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)  Makeup (did his black eye disappear?)  Wardrobe (was she wearing a scarf?)
  17. 17. Continuity Errors Common Continuity Errors occur in:  Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)  Makeup (did his black eye disappear?)  Wardrobe (was she wearing a scarf?)  Transpo (what happened to that dent ?)
  18. 18. Continuity Errors Common Continuity Errors occur in:  Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)  Makeup (did his black eye disappear?)  Wardrobe (was she wearing a scarf?)  Transpo (what happened to that dent ?)  Props (why is the cigarette longer now?)
  19. 19. Continuity Errors Common Continuity Errors occur in:  Hair (was her braid on the right or left?)  Makeup (did his black eye disappear?)  Wardrobe (was she wearing a scarf?)  Transpo (what happened to that dent ?)  Props (why is the cigarette longer now?)  Background Extras (do you see ghosts?)
  20. 20. Continuity Errors       Hair Makeup Wardrobe Transpo Props Background Extras
  21. 21. Continuity Errors       Hair Makeup Wardrobe Transpo Props Background Extras
  22. 22. Continuity Errors       Hair Makeup Wardrobe Transpo Props Background Extras
  23. 23. Continuity Errors       Hair Makeup Wardrobe Transpo Props Background Extras
  24. 24. Continuity Errors       Hair Makeup Wardrobe Transpo Props Background Extras
  25. 25. Continuity Errors       Hair Makeup Wardrobe Transpo Props Background Extras
  26. 26. Continuity Errors For more continuity errors, visit: www.moviemistakes.com 
  27. 27. The End

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