Movie Mistakes: When does Film Continuity REALLY Matter?

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  • Film continuity editing errors and movie mistakes happen in big and small films. But do they matter?
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    Continuity editing is the process, in film and video creation, of combining more-or-less related shots, or different components cut from a single shot, into a sequence so as to direct the viewer's attention to a pre-existing consistency of story across both time and physical location.
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  • Thomas Coispel
    Thomas Coispel 2 years ago +247

    Thank you very much ! I worked with so many persons who were obsessed with continuity, as if the only thing they wanted was making a flawless but commonplace story. Without risk there is no chance to make the difference...

    • Rylan Storm
      Rylan Storm 4 months ago +2

      +Yogesh S Awate it's full blown amateur hour.

    • Yogesh S Awate
      Yogesh S Awate 6 months ago +1

      In the first scene you also missed another thing, trains are different in different scenes

    • Vardhanam Daga
      Vardhanam Daga 10 months ago +1

      Couldn't agree more with you. It doesn't matter as long as it doesn't spoil the flow of the movie.

    • Leonardo Oliveira
      Leonardo Oliveira Year ago

      Thomas Coispel Train changes and drink disappears. Right?

  • Dats Mah
    Dats Mah 4 days ago

    7:45 "SKU MAKER" HAAH

  • RJ
    RJ 7 days ago

    Also the little ones cup of juice is gone

  • BLADE RUNNERZ BARBER SHOP

    You missed the train 1st before the jacket

  • Philipp Haas
    Philipp Haas 10 days ago

    In the First Scene with the jacket - there are two different trains one white with commerical first and after that a grey train without any commercials.WOW!

  • LanaDelRadio
    LanaDelRadio 13 days ago

    Martin Scorsese has the worst edited films I've ever seen. Also, in my experience women make the worst film editors. I don't know why, I think it's because they have no rhythm and they're always using stupid transitions, tints and black and white for no reason. Just because it's an artistic style doesn't mean it's not shit.

  • adhya K
    adhya K 15 days ago +1

    The shutter island scene didn't have the glass on purpose

  • Marco Aguillón
    Marco Aguillón 15 days ago

    Great great video. Thank you very much. The other two mistakes: different train, and the paper cup child is holding.

  • Darragh Hynes
    Darragh Hynes 15 days ago

    I suppose you can add Ben Affleck's beard (and basically every reshoot) in Justice League

  • Abdi
    Abdi 19 days ago

    cringe

  • Patrick Couture
    Patrick Couture 21 day ago

    Did you also. Otite that the train at 0:10 sec. If full of ads on the side and at 0:18 there’s no ads on the train? LOL

  • Selina Kyle
    Selina Kyle 22 days ago

    Who the fuck cares about small minor inconsistencies? Just enjoy the film. Stop wasting hours upon hours nitpicking tiny mistakes from movies that no one gives a fuck about ok?

  • ColdWaterThrower
    ColdWaterThrower 22 days ago

    Well-balanced and informative. Surely the best praise.

  • Mike Haydon
    Mike Haydon 22 days ago

    I regularly get distracted by continuity errors. It's rather annoying when I'm just trying to enjoy the film

  • fifthof
    fifthof 23 days ago

    Where's the child's drink gone( in that freeze frame about the jacket,) as well ?

  • S&S films
    S&S films 24 days ago

    i that same scene you can see the cameraman in big window as well ...

  • Aditya Mathur
    Aditya Mathur 25 days ago

    WOW HE NOTICES THE JACKET BUT NIT THE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT TRAIN?

  • Danny Ambarita
    Danny Ambarita 27 days ago

    I was stoked about the jacket coz I had my eye on the train ad banners 😅

  • Thatone Dude
    Thatone Dude 27 days ago

    People, like me, that are interested in the idea if continuity care. Sadly, most people don't care about continuity. Bad continuity can ruin a decent movie for me.

  • bassicz
    bassicz 29 days ago

    It's Matthew Modine...as in Mo-deen. not Mo -de- ne

  • FLUKEMEDIA
    FLUKEMEDIA Month ago

    You're not gonna call out the train with and without advertisements?

  • PixelRelatedismyname

    Continuity in action sequences can be a big issue if the geography makes no sense. I think there is a breakdown of The Dark Knight's police escort action scene and why it is so visually confusing to watch because there is very little continuity as to where things are happening and who is on what side of the road. Someone can fire a gun on screen-left yet the effects of it will show up on the backside of screen-right. Stuff like this can make watching a movie a much more stressful experience than it needs to be.
    However, in the scenes you showed continuity isn't that big of an issue. I think audiences can tell on a subconscious level (for instance I noticed the train was a different train due to there being no ads on the side of it, I noticed the time of day changed, and that a parking lot magically appeared in the next shot, as well as I could sense something happened with their clothes) if there is a continuity error but they may not know what it is that happened. Continuity is helpful to make the audience believe what is happening is really happening, but the story and the point of the scene is always what is most important.

  • George Pierson
    George Pierson Month ago

    If everybody is doing their jobs to the best of their abilities, there should be no continuity problems. In the first clip, where you have two different trains, and assuming that the decision as to what sort of train was to be used, the director should have not changed it to something different, that is his or her fault.
    With regard to wardrobe, same thing, in the end, it is the director's fault. Now, if it was something minor, like a pin or something like that, that would be a problem with wardrobe not making sure that everything that the actor or actress was to wear was readily available. That is why pictures should be taken before the actor or actress heads out onto the set to make sure that there was continuity.
    In the scene where the camera person can be seen in the mirror, at least the camera person should have noticed that.
    In the Pirates of the Caribbean clip, the director should have called out to anybody to move away from the area being filmed.
    In short, there should be a team in charge of continuity to work with the film crew and actors to make sure that there are no mistakes.

  • Alvaro del Rio
    Alvaro del Rio Month ago +1

    The child has a soft drink in his hand before crossing 🙃

  • Nicolai Brix
    Nicolai Brix Month ago

    and not the same train ;)

  • Michael John Little

    What about the light rail tram 00:08 which is passing them from their right, and in the next shot of the light rail tram as it has passed them at 00:16 is it completely different....??

  • A Viking
    A Viking Month ago

    By the time the defect is finally noticed, the customer has already forked over their money for that product.
    Also some of these errors may be intentional, as to prove a point.

  • Not Snow
    Not Snow Month ago +1

    WTF You look like lars von triers long lost son

  • Cloud Tank Creative

    Yes, continuity matters and many people make excuses for not following it. An editor that chooses a performance with a visible error runs the risk of that error distracting from everything around it. It's better to not create continuity errors and it does matter. Luckily, errors may be fixed in post production, but they very often don't care enough to do so.

  • Chris Ross
    Chris Ross Month ago

    Did the plastic cup disappear too? Great channel btw.

    • Chris Ross
      Chris Ross Month ago

      Haha should have waited until the end :-)

  • Flying High
    Flying High Month ago

    It only matters if you notice it and most of the time, people don't. Like you said, you watched it 100 times and didn't notice. I think you could expand your conclusion somewhat to say that people notice movement more than they notice faces, and you could argue that since the face is usually moving, is it the movement or the face they are noticing? I would say movement is higher for recognition because it is tied more to survival. That is, recognizing general movement in your environment has more survival value than just noticing faces. I am not saying people aren't drawn to faces; I'm saying any movement is higher than that. For example, if there is a small fly moving across your screen, you are going to notice that more than any human face on the screen.

  • MidnightVisions
    MidnightVisions Month ago

    Continuity errors are a failure of the team. Most errors however can be fixed by the VFX deportment. Continuity errors not fixed are either a lack of caring for the project by the team, or a financial decision over story.

  • Kieran Jones
    Kieran Jones Month ago

    He Is also In behind the train lights In the first shot, then In the second he Is In front of It

  • JUXE
    JUXE Month ago

    I thought it was the fact that he was on the train track and the next second he was in a fucking car park

  • Andrew Spice
    Andrew Spice Month ago

    Also, the kid loses his cup at some point. Someone FAILED at directing this.

  • Ryan Luse
    Ryan Luse Month ago +2

    Erasing the camera man in the window reflection would take an hour or less in after effects.

  • MrHonwe
    MrHonwe Month ago

    Let's not forget that the Shutter Island example has the patient 'drinking' with her right hand but putting the 'glass' down with her left.

  • mahchymk93
    mahchymk93 Month ago

    You notice continuity in two situations; if the movie is so boring that you're looking around for anything to entertain you. Or if you absolutely loved every second of the movie that you're rewatching it a 100 times and know every scene by heart.

  • mahchymk93
    mahchymk93 Month ago

    I noticed the plastic cup in the baby's hand disappearing...

  • Swithin Games
    Swithin Games Month ago

    its also a completly different train

  • FILM.MEDIA.ASSOCIATION ZD

    aha..yeh the train

  • Jan Prochazka
    Jan Prochazka 2 months ago

    just for first video here is also different train

  • Martin Langstrumpf
    Martin Langstrumpf 2 months ago +2

    dude in the video: "did you noticed the mistake?"
    me: "yeah sure. these are two different trains one is silver the other is white with some stickers on it"
    dude: "in that one frame he wears a jacket in the other he doesn't"
    me: "..."

  • Jeremy Barlow
    Jeremy Barlow 2 months ago

    I actually thought the continuity error may have been intentional to allow the audience to experience the same WTF moment the character was having.

  • MarCuseusFX
    MarCuseusFX 2 months ago +2

    A lot of these "errors" can be easily fixed in post.... yet they don't get fixed.

  • Brandon McDuff
    Brandon McDuff 2 months ago

    I just thought the slushi was gone

  • dj1298rotik
    dj1298rotik 2 months ago

    I'm the only one who thought the error was the speed of walking?

  • Media Buster
    Media Buster 2 months ago

    Of course, continuity matters. It doesn't go away because you don't notice it the first time or are unaware of it. In fact, it probably takes away from the fluidity of the movie. And like others have pointed out a reflection of a crew member is not a continuity issue. It's like saying because some people don't notice mistakes you shouldn't worry about them.

  • Allen P
    Allen P 2 months ago

    Noticed the jacket AND the child's drink.

  • Melissa Tracy
    Melissa Tracy 2 months ago

    Great info!! So important! Thanks for doing these videos! So incredibly helpful. Btw..The train was also two different trains!😂😂😂

  • fuzzy Gear
    fuzzy Gear 2 months ago

    The boy lost his smoothie!!

  • BREADCRUMBS
    BREADCRUMBS 2 months ago

    They have the best justifications for their mistakes

  • esmifrado
    esmifrado 2 months ago

    Humans dont look to human faces at movies for some odd "random" "scientific" reason, they look because that is where the action lies, and where the action comes from. If the guy is Bruce Lee we tend to look at his moves not at his face. Its just a matter of where the relevant action lies.

  • Bharath Kumar
    Bharath Kumar 2 months ago

    Dear sir please suggest mE a book to become professional editor anD tell me when we should put music in the scene &When we shouldn't

  • elibigman bigman
    elibigman bigman 2 months ago

    unless you are a fil maker, videographer director or any one else who works with film otherwise it won’t be easy to notice those litle mistakes

  • Rohan Sanjith
    Rohan Sanjith 2 months ago

    What are the movies u edited?

  • Sachin Bansal
    Sachin Bansal 2 months ago

    the essence of the scene is more important than continuity, unless the lack of it, is evident easily to a non-qualified viewer.

  • Eddy Briones
    Eddy Briones 2 months ago

    I used to think that continuity "errors" were all caused because editors didn't notice them, but this video helped me realize that it's because of the shot that was already taken having an emotional impact. I used to hate continuity errors because it seemed like something unprofessional to me. Thanks to this video, I've realized through the poll you made that it's not as bothersome as i made it out to be. It would be a cool idea to use this for a movie idea!

  • ISMAIL OMAR
    ISMAIL OMAR 2 months ago

    I think of CONTINUITY as a tool, just like the mind misremembers past events.
    We are but flawed creatures.

  • NikiWin
    NikiWin 2 months ago

    2:12 your voice cuts off 😎

  • FC WHAT
    FC WHAT 2 months ago

    Very interesting video and confirms what I have subconsciously have been doing without really thinking about it. Totally agree it’s about getting the scene to work.

  • Only Anonymous
    Only Anonymous 3 months ago

    What's the name of the first movie?

  • Alec Hänninen
    Alec Hänninen 3 months ago

    I notice quite easily mistakes. Example fake snow (soap powder etc) is easy to notice. Items are replaced wrongly etc. I did notice at once that jacket. My visual memory has been tested and I got really good results. I work time to time with art and paintings. My skill helps me lot. I have also found lost, small items like rings and keys (lost in the nature) even I was just a kid. My parents thought that I was odd by good way. :) What a pity I am too old to find a job in movie industry. My skill has also helped me in Archaeology. Thanks for video. I gives useful information and hints for viewers.

  • ArrowTheWolf
    ArrowTheWolf 3 months ago

    I thought it had to do with the 180 rule or something,

  • CircumCrippled TV
    CircumCrippled TV 3 months ago

    Who can find the continuity error in the three-minute film “Changes” by BibisBeautyPalace on RU-clip?

  • Tung Ming
    Tung Ming 3 months ago

    The jacket wasn't the only continuity mistake in the first scene.

  • Life thing Are happing
    Life thing Are happing 3 months ago

    Why see all theses problems when the movie is so entertaining

  • varun Vijay
    varun Vijay 3 months ago

    Did anyone notice about the metro/train that passes?

  • MinRin Kim
    MinRin Kim 3 months ago

    Everyone says "i saw the train " when i'm over here THE JACKET

  • lohit raj
    lohit raj 3 months ago +2

    There are 2 kinds of editors in this world :
    1 who work with directors Martin Scorsese Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick
    2 who make youtube videos criticize others work n make nonsense

  • blumproducciones
    blumproducciones 3 months ago

    I have seen carefully the "Full metal Jacket" clip and there is no continuity error. In the first shot we see the sargent approaching his left hand to the Soldier`s estomach but in the next shot we discover that the sargeant stops and open his left hand fist before touchin the soldier´s estomach at the same time he punches with his right hand. We did not see that coming!. The Soldier did not see that coming!

  • hang kikuta
    hang kikuta 3 months ago

    Does anyone know what film it is in 2:27

  • Bearded Bjorn
    Bearded Bjorn 3 months ago

    Didn’t even notice the jacket error. I thought it was the trains. The first train was plastered with advertisements, the second one wasn’t.

  • Justine-Paula Robilliard

    The scene of the dad carrying his son down the stairs and in the mirror/window is the camera is not continuity error, it is lazy grading, a very different topic, you did not change scene/take, it was continuous and if you had, and there is the right tools, right in Final Cut, to mask out the mistake, or you could drop the scene into Resolve and in less than an hour job a goodin...but no, you hide behind "continuity" which by the way is not the task of the script supervisor, it should be done a unrelated person, a 3rd crew member, and it is not all that hard to do...Now in digital production, with iphones, a screengrab of each scene and a log kept....
    If the director is lazy and refuses to hire a continuity supervisor, what is the editor to do? Stand in the corner, drop his/her undercrackers and produce 3 helicopters??? Nope...sometimes it is just dumb luck, the best example of "oh shit we goofed.." James Blond driving a car between 2 buildings...1st time you see the car from, the back it is on it's left hand side, right wheel off the ground, cut to the reverse, left down, right up...a total goof...but in the course of the movie, you hardly notice it...unless you are looking for it...
    Today 99% of errors can be graded out, we have the skills, the technology, to change almost everything in the scene...and actually from reading the comments on this video, most greater than 90% did not notice the jacket...or no to jacket, to no jacket...
    Focus on the pennies you loose sight of the dollars...

  • Welcome to My Brain
    Welcome to My Brain 3 months ago

    the kid was also holding a drink and then it disappeared.

  • Keziah Okosodo
    Keziah Okosodo 3 months ago

    waw

  • Fabian Tomaschek
    Fabian Tomaschek 3 months ago

    By the way, the color of the train changes too. When it leaves the tunnel, it is white. When it passes, it is silver.

  • 付和雷同
    付和雷同 3 months ago

    I'm neither filmmaker nor editor but as a fan of movies I interested in filmmaking stuff. I usually don't care about continuity error and mostly don't notice them. In my personal opinion other audience (my friends for example) doesn't really care about them too. They also doesn't care about plot-holes and unfulfilled foreshadowings. If it is a good movie, audience doesn't care about an error because they pay attention to what happening rather than what they're watching. Only people who cares about them is filmmakers and watch-mojo.

  • Solomon Gorringe
    Solomon Gorringe 3 months ago

    train is different

  • MrKockabilly
    MrKockabilly 3 months ago

    Let it be said that continuity errors in films DOES NOT affect the USEFULNESS of the product/film. BUT it does reflect on the COMPETENCY of the people (attention: script supervisors) tasked to prevent those. It's like one wrong note in an orchestral performance, a typo or a wrong grammar in a novel, a failed pixel in a high resolution camera. No big deal, and no one would notice, but even if someone did, the more lofty aspects would prevail. But again it shows that someone is a little negligent on his role.

  • cumquatrct3
    cumquatrct3 3 months ago

    Small mistakes don't matter, like an occasional reflection of a camera operator. Major mistakes do, because as soon as people notice on mistake, they're more likely to go looking for others, or other problems with the film. If the sound quality changes noticeably, or background notice appears and disappears, then people stop treating the film with respect.

  • kserpak.luxoft
    kserpak.luxoft 3 months ago

    Why nobody cares about the title that was shown from the very beginning?!) I watched it once and I liked it, but the title just jumped out of my head... Someone, please give me a hint! (I did a PrintScreen of the actor in an aim to find a movie title via google images search but failed)

    • kserpak.luxoft
      kserpak.luxoft 3 months ago

      @This Guy Edits, I forgot to mention that your channel is a treasure, thanks a lot, very interesting)

    • kserpak.luxoft
      kserpak.luxoft 3 months ago

      +This Guy Edits thaaaaaaaaanks a loooot!! :D

    • This Guy Edits
      This Guy Edits  3 months ago

      end of love

  • dawfydd
    dawfydd 3 months ago

    In cases the power of the film can carry any mistakes, but the
    lesser films become the more bloated and full of references and
    stupidity they become the most these mistakes get pointed out and
    frowned upon.
    Three cherry picked examples, we asked 3 scientists
    their opinion on controversial topics it was our mistake though we
    didn't find three that agreed within the time window! luckily this guy
    did! - but a point it does not make its an appeal to authority.
    These
    "face" points are correct when dealing with shots with human beings as
    the focus, but get quite lost when for example all three stormtroopers
    are wearing a helmet and one of those helmets the top of their heads
    hits a door. - Boy that's distracting!
    Not only that with newer
    superhero films we are rewarded with paying attention to little
    details.. so eyes are searching for any noticeable thing now it is a
    massive change in behavior i expect if you eye track marvel fans for
    example or Star wars/Trek you'd find their eyes much more all over the
    place with focus still on faces.. but we are moving away from that just
    as film evolves our behaviors also do.
    I disagree with you
    completely the landscape is changing, in a world full of reboots using
    movies that aren't based in the rebooted universe but using the title to
    boost sales, this stuff matters now more than ever.

  • dawfydd
    dawfydd 3 months ago

    Yes, it is important when the film SERIES is held to a high standard, the more plot holes and mistakes made by massive multi-billion dollar companies within huge series worth more than some countries is very important because it was quite possible for them to get it right in the first place.
    The thing defenders of "small mistakes" seem to forget is these movies are million/billion dollar productions it is reasonable to expect a certain amount of professionalism otherwise what is the difference between the latest Star Trek Film and the Star Trek Fan Film Axanar.
    Limitations put onto the fan film by CBS, funding, professionalism plot writing is all well on point above and beyond a studio with billions of dollars to burn on coffee, so why would a loyal fan put up with a lesser product that costs more to produce?
    Nobody should, hence the numbers for certain films getting reduced more and more, as CGI becomes easier to work with the more fantastic artists will produce better content for a fraction of the cost hollywood uses, and people will seek entertainment elsewhere.

    • dawfydd
      dawfydd 3 months ago

      and yes in cases the power of the film can carry any mistakes, but the lesser films become the more bloated and full of references and stupidity they become the most these mistakes get pointed out and frowned upon.
      Three cherry picked examples, we asked 3 scientists their opinion on controversial topics it was our mistake though we didn't find three that agreed within the time window! luckily this guy did! - but a point it does not make its an appeal to authority.
      These "face" points are correct when dealing with shots with human beings as the focus, but get quite lost when for example all three stormtroopers are wearing a helmet and one of those helmets the top of their heads hits a door. - Boy that's distracting!
      Not only that with newer superhero films we are rewarded with paying attention to little details.. so eyes are searching for any noticeable thing now it is a massive change in behavior i expect if you eye track marvel fans for example or Star wars/Trek you'd find their eyes much more all over the place with focus still on faces.. but we are moving away from that just as film evolves our behaviors also do.
      I disagree with you completely the landscape is changing, in a world full of reboots using movies that aren't based in the rebooted universe but using the title to boost sales, this stuff matters now more than ever.

  • Jpof Gwynedd
    Jpof Gwynedd 3 months ago

    Whoa. I thought you were talking about the different trams in that opening sequence

  • andrearusky
    andrearusky 4 months ago

    That 3rd shot of the train is also pretty obvious continuity mistake, but the reflection of the cameraman is just a blooper/goof, which by the way, could have been easily fixed in post by masking/rotoscoping

  • Niklas Olsson
    Niklas Olsson 4 months ago

    They’re not full of it. What Murch, Hunter and Schoonmaker says is absolutely true. Any professional editor knows this. People in general know little or nothing about what editing is all about.

  • Rebooted
    Rebooted 4 months ago

    I noticed the train only because I didn't think there'd be two mistakes lmao

  • willie freeman
    willie freeman 4 months ago

    There are two types of people in the world, details people and big picture people

  • calicops951
    calicops951 4 months ago

    The missing glass shot was on purpose. It is foreshadowing that Leonardo is going to suffer with the same hallucinations when you find out he is a patient too.

  • Doctor Manhattan
    Doctor Manhattan 4 months ago

    Avengers: Infinity War. Enough said. Smh.

  • Simion Alexandru
    Simion Alexandru 4 months ago

    3:52 what is that movie ?
    I have to research that scene a little bit... for..sience purposes !

  • HappyRadio
    HappyRadio 4 months ago

    I think that these kinds of errors are like typos in a book. Sure, it is a mistake, but it doesn't ruin the overall story and as long as you understand what the author meant it's not doing any harm.

  • TonkarzOfSolSystem
    TonkarzOfSolSystem 4 months ago

    Continuity matters occasionally. Like if someone is pointing a gun at someone, and then after a cut the other person has the gun, that obviously matters a lot - but an error like that is going to be caught way before considering continuity for continuity's sake.

  • TonkarzOfSolSystem
    TonkarzOfSolSystem 4 months ago

    In that first scene the train changes and the milkshake disappears as well. I didn't notice the jacket at all though.

  • Dan Abrahams
    Dan Abrahams 4 months ago

    Not being funny but the kid has . drink in the first scene also, so two mistakes

  • Brandon Farley
    Brandon Farley 4 months ago

    I would say that music videos break the rules of continuity editing by flashing many different wardrobe ensembles throughout the sequence. Take any popular music video for example and you'll see the singers and dancers magically switch clothing, automatically.

  • Photographic elements
    Photographic elements 4 months ago

    Couldn't agree more. We have become programmed by youtube channels clickbaiting for views that continuity errors make the entire movie fail; eg, "Everything Wrong With...,"
    Most of these errors are never noticed when watching the film for the first time and never detract from the film.
    However, since you showed examples of 'Jurassic Park,' what I noticed, when watching the film for the first time, in the theatre, was "Getting out the Jeep scene," showing a flat expanse, vs a cliff when the TRex attacks and tosses the Jeep/Ford Explorer over the side/kids crawl out in trees. This was a change made after they had shot that first scene & Spielberg did not want to reshoot it. Even for something as big as this, it still just momentary, and then the movie pulls you back in.
    Also, the term you were looking for, eye attention on screen (or mouse locations on a computer screen), is "heat mapping."
    Love this discussion, look forward to more videos.

  • Jnsk
    Jnsk 4 months ago

    if the filmmaker is in the shot, it pulls the audience member out of the film, so I disagree with the idea that continuity rarely matters.

  • Jonas B. Ingebretsen
    Jonas B. Ingebretsen 4 months ago +1

    NO SPOILERS: I just wanted to add: Shutter island's phantom glass stems from the fact that we shift between the point of views of the protagonist and the lady. Water is symbolic to the main character which he attempts to suppress, thus we don't see the water from his point of view, only the lady's.