I watched Ace Ventura - Pet Detective and didn't understand past continuous usage in the scene which can be watched here: ''https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuhPPOXnyKo'' (0:42).
''I wouldn't want somebody tracing my steps, pointing out all the mistakes I was making''
One thing I know this sentence is reduced ''I wouldn't want somebody tracing my steps, pointing out all the mistakes I was making (e.g., if I were you)''
But why ''was making''?
I believe it doesn't refer to the past since context refer to present.
Thank you for helping me out.