This final deliverables is called CCSL or a CDSL. Basically, it’s a post production script that is written exactly like the final film. Each dialogue, each shot, each graphic and lower-third, each chyron, each sound effect is to be written down with great precision and the resulting document, usually a MS Word, is what is called a combined continuity and spotting list. This is a paper version of the final film or video content.
This is a CDSL — Combined Dialogue and Spotting List
This is a CCSL — Combined Continuity and Spotting List
To make it easier and fool proof, we ask the producer to get a sample of the deliverable from the network or distributor. That way we can create exactly what they are looking for.
But in absence of that, we look out for words ‘action continuity’ or ‘scene description’, and also a brief explanation that the shots have to be described in words.