Continuity Lists/ Scripts (CCSL Scripts) -Post-Production Scripts
What is it, and what is it used for?
Continuity lists or scripts (also known as CCSL scripts)- are an essential component of film distribution that facilitates communication between post-production companies and networks/studios. These lists or scripts provide a detailed legal description of the project for copyright purposes and serve as a reference for foreign language dubbing and other localization services.
Our post-production script services (CCSL scripts) provide accurate and professional continuity-spotting lists for film and television shows. However, continuity scripts are a delivery requirement that production companies must fulfill to give a legal description of their production for copyright purposes. Moreover, these lists also serve as a guideline for closed captioning, subtitling, and dubbing needs. They are particularly crucial for foreign distribution to ensure that the project can be localized for international audiences.
Our company, Daily Transcription, has extensive experience providing post-production script services, making us the ideal choice for your continuity needs. These scripts require a high degree of accuracy and are the most time-consuming post-production transcripts to produce. They involve verbatim transcription, shot-by-shot scene descriptions, and camera cues, all timed to the frame.
However, our team of professionals is well-versed in creating continuity spotting lists and can guide you in determining the best type to suit your specific requirements. We are committed to delivering quality scripts that meet the highest standards in the industry.
Dialogue Continuity Script – These scripts are required by several production companies, including HBO. They provide action descriptions, camera and actor movements within a shot and the dialogue spoken by the actors with those shots.
Spotting Lists – These contain in and out times, calculated duration, and actual subtitles.
Dialogue Lists – These lists contain the verbatim dialogue spoken by actors in a specific shot.
Combined Continuity List – Principal uses are for cut-by-cut description of all camera shots and angles, camera and actor movements within a shot, and the dialogue spoken by the actors with those shots.
Combined Dialogue and Spotting List – Also known as CDSL, these lists combine Spotting Lists and Dialogue Lists.