How to handle scenes and sequences?

Project:Blender
Component:Documentation
Category:support request
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:active
Project wiki:Blender wiki
Description

In a single sequence, there could be several camera shots.

What I am doing is that for each camera shot, I have one single .blend file. E.g. if I need a 10 frame shot, I'll have a single blend file to do render those 10 frames. After that, I'll glue them together with another software.

There must be a better way that I don't know.
Can we handle in a single blend file a whole scene composed of several camera shots, from different angles, and where the character is doing slightly different things, having different poses?