That means continuity: continuity of the action
The term “continuity” comes from English and means “continuity”. In fiction, “continuity” denotes the constancy and unity of persons, action, objects and places of the narrative and the Canon
“Continuity” is a separate field of work in film and television. “Script / Continuity” belongs to the directing department and is involved in all phases of a production. Continuity is particularly a problem with this media because it is difficult to correct a continuity error after filming is complete.
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Origin of Continuity
The area of ”continuity” developed in the film industry from the job of the studio secretary: inside. They were responsible for documenting the shooting. In English formed the job of the “script supervisor”
Continuity in production
“Continuity” does not only include the inner coherence of the plot. The department supports the director on set and ensures that the markings and additions to the connections made in preproduction are adhered to. This also includes the stop times, i.e. the planned length of a scene.
The “Continuity” also pays attention to suitable connections of movements and texts, so that they do not accidentally Plothole is created and in post-production by editing and Voiceover must be cemented. In addition, there is the already mentioned axis of action, which is also part of the “Continuity”.
“Continuity Editing” or the “invisible cut” describes a flowing, gradual transition of connections in a narrative. Through the seemingly seamless Flow, we should be able to better immerse ourselves in the world of film and forget that we are even watching a film.
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