Script Supervisors (aka, Continuity Supervisors) are responsible for making sure that all aspects of the filmmaking process are performed flawlessly from script to screen. As a “department of one” the script supervisor keeps the production on track and records all the infinitesimal details of the process to create a bible the editor uses to assemble the film.
Currently, the pool of available Script Supervisors is surprisingly small while demand is at an all-time high. Producers are begging for qualified continuity applicants. Become this rare commodity!
Who should take the course?
This Script Supervision and Continuity Workshop is an intensive two-day introduction to the key skills required to become a Script Supervisor. The course’s comprehensive overview of the technical aspects of film-making is not only a perfect introduction to anyone new to the industry, but to aspiring directors, editors, producers and screenwriters, as well. Anyone wishing to know more about how movies are made will benefit from this course.
What you’ll learn
- Film Continuity defined
- When continuity goes alarmingly, hysterically wrong
- Script/Continuity Supervisor’s many roles
- Tools of the trade
- The script breakdown process
- What is a “story day?”
- The continuity of story time
- The continuity of story logic
- Timing a script
- Scene counts and scene numbering conventions
- Page count: Learn to think in 1/8ths
- Preparing a Script Breakdown Report
- A whirlwind crash course in film theory
- The concept of coverage
- Shot sizes
- The Axis of Action / 180° Rule
- Screen direction
- Ramp, Rack & Dutch
- Call sheets
- Who’s who on set
- A typical day on set
- What goes on the slate and why
- When the cameras start rolling
- Continuity Notes
- How and why to “line” a script
- Actors and matching
- End of day reports
- Lined Script and Facing Pages
- Daily Progress Report / Top Sheet
- Editor’s Log / Camera Log
- How to find work
- Union basics
About the tutor
Timothy Hunt is a Script Supervisor in the Toronto film and television industry. He has worked on feature films and TV shows including Orphan Black, Bitten, Odd Squad, and Anne of Green Gables. Currently he is the Script Supervisor on OMNI-TV’s cop show Blood and Water.
Raindance Film Centre
10a Craven Street
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