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Continuity Lists -Post-Production Scripts

What is it and what is it used for?

Distribution of a film often requires a Continuity List as a requirements between the post-production company and the network / studios. Additionally, they provide a legal description of your project for copyright purposes as well as a script for foreign language dubbing and other localization services.

We offer professional and accurate post production script services including continuity spotting lists for your film, television show. However, Continuity lists are a delivery requirement between the production companies and the network / studio, serving as the legal description of the production for copyright purposes. Moreover, they are also used as a guideline for closed captioning, subtitling, and dubbing needs. Furthermore, these specialized scripts are also necessary for foreign distribution.

Post-Production Scripts

These scripts need to be precise, so they are the most time consuming post production transcripts to produce because they include verbatim transcription, shot-by-shot scene descriptions, and camera cues all to the frame. Subsequently, Daily Transcription’s vast post-production script services experience makes us the company to trust with your continuity needs. Nevertheless, Our professionals are experts at creating continuity spotting lists as well as will assist you in figuring out what type best meets your requirements:

Types of Continuity Lists:

  • 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 as well as calculated duration as well as 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 as well as 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 are a combination of Spotting Lists as well as Dialogue Lists.

Samples Below:

DCS sample

Dialogue Continuity Script (DCS)

Table Format

  • Description of movement within shot including time codes to the frame and shot numbering.
  • Character names with dialogue, indication of voice-over, off-screen, ON/OS, as well as overlapping dialogue
  • Time Code including frames
  • On-Screen Text, Music Cues and Sound Effects

*Annotations are not included but can be quoted as an optional service

Combined Continuity & Spotting List (CCSL)

Table Format

  • Description of movement within shot along with time codes to the frame as well as shot numbering.
  • Scene Headings/Slug Lines
  • Character names with dialogue, indication of voice-over, off-screen, ON/OS, and overlapping dialogue
  • Subtitle
    • Who’s speaking
    • Indication of voice-over, off-screen, ON/OS
    • Calculated duration with starting and ending times
    • Title Numbering
  • Main/Narrative Titles
    • Calculated duration with starting as well as ending times
  • Music cues as well as sound effects
  • Credits List

* Annotations are not included but can be quoted as an optional service

COMBINED DIALOGUE AND SPOTTING LIST (CDSL)

Table Format

  • Description of movement within shot including time codes to the frame and shot numbering.
  • Scene Headings/Slug Lines
  • Character names with dialogue, indication of voice-over, off-screen, ON/OS, and overlapping dialogue
  • Subtitle
    • Who’s speaking
    • Indication of voice-over, off-screen, ON/OS
    • Calculated duration with starting and ending times
    • Title Numbering
  • Main/Narrative Titles
    • Calculated duration with starting and ending times
  • Music cues and sound effects
  • Credits List

* Annotations are not included but can be quoted as an optional service

COMBINED CONTINUITY LIST AND SPOTTING LIST WITH ANNOTATIONS

Table Format

  • Description of movement within shot along with time codes to the second
  • Scene Headings/Slug Lines
  • Scene Numbering
  • Character names as well as dialogue along with indications of voice-over, off-screen, ON/OS, as well as overlapping dialogue
  • All titles, music cues, as well as sound effects
  • Credits List
  • Annotations, comments that explain or define a word or phrase are also included.

Continuity Lists