Keeping continuity on a non-scripted show
March 17, 2006 3:07 PM Subscribe
TVFilter: I caught the tail end of a reality show on the Discovery Channel and noticed a continuity person in the credits. Continuity? On a reality show?
posted by chrominance to Society & Culture (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I understand the usual job description of a continuity person—things like making sure that when a character smokes, the cigarette is the same length between takes, or that if a shirt is ripped, that shirt stays ripped in later shots set in the "future" of the film's timeline. But this doesn't seem to make any sense in a documentary context. So what gives? What does the continuity person do? If it's important, the show I caught was Canada's Worst Handyman.