Production Error - Continuity Error
"Continuity Error" is the difference of placement or articulation of an on-screen character or object's appearance, or audio treatment, causing a visual jump cut or noticeable sound mismatch.
Continuity Errors impact the Content Quality of the Asset. Customer experience is negatively impacted by the distracting difference in performance or location of an on-screen character or object.
Minor difference between one angle and another, item on screen may be in a different position, or character on screen positioning/posture has changed.
Obvious jump cut edit and/or audio treatment, or significant change in placement of objects or characters on screen.
How to Prevent:
Reference script supervisor notes on set to avoid shooting continuity errors. Be especially vigilant with problematic props such as liquids in glasses, and cigarettes.
During edit, reference previous shots often and minimize impact of an unavoidable error.
Replace with an alternate shot if available.