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.
Tim Estep is a graduate of Maine Media College's film program. During his time there, he wrote, directed, produced and edited two short films, Route 11 and Passing Through. Route 11 went on to win the Best Short Film award at several film festivals across Canada and the United States. In 2007, Tim produced his first feature film titled Familiar Strangers. The film went on the win several film festival awards and had a theatrical release across the United States, which leveraged deals with Netflix, Showtime and all major retailers. Tim has also produced the feature documentary film Socially Inept and an adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
Tim worked as a script supervisor in Los Angeles before moving into production management and producing. He has developed and consulted on script supervising software and templates. He has instructed both script supervision and various producing workshop with Maine Media throughout his professional career.