Script Supervising & Continuity

A hands-on study of the script supervisor’s role in feature films, episodic television, and TV commercials.

The script supervisor, sitting at the right hand of the director, is a critical player in any form of successful filmmaking. This one-week workshop is for aspiring script supervisors on feature films, television series and commercials. All of the script supervisor's responsibilities, including paperwork, software, tools, and procedures are covered. In lectures, discussions, script breakdowns and on-set work, students learn the proper procedures for timing, reports, and script notes. The class covers instruction on the most important relationship of the script supervisor — that with the director, and how to relate to the actors, producers, the story, and the accuracy and reality of the film production. Students learn about continuity and matching, what to watch for during filming, and why script continuity is a major contribution to the quality and effectiveness of a film, especially in editing. The class reviews films for flaws in continuity, and learns how to read a script and prepare for each day's work on set.