This course is a weeklong hands-on intensive taught by an IATSE member script supervisor. The week begins with detailed explanations of script supervisor responsibilities, pre-production breakdowns, production coverage of scenes and continuity. Trainees will also learn about script notes, naming the slate, timing the shots, editor reports and delivery of the editor’s continuity book. In the final two days of class, trainees will get hands-on practice recording a short scene with a director, actors and camera crew.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Understand how to read and break down a script as it relates to the script supervisor.
- Understand shot types and descriptions, screen direction, 180 rule, continuity, script timing and scene coverage.
- Identify the script supervisor’s responsibilities during actor rehearsals and camera rehearsals, as well as their relationship with other departments.
- Demonstrate knowledge of facing pages, lining pages, editor logs, slate information, slating b-roll, and camera, sound and production reports.
- Understand the business, including script supervisor hiring, using various software programs and searching job websites.