Script Supervision And Continuity Workshop
May 27 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Script Supervisors are in demand!
Are you looking for an important, well-paid job in the film and television industry? Are you meticulous about details and have a talent for extreme multi-tasking? Are you calm in a crisis? Do you like being referred to as an “unsung hero?”
Script supervision and continuity might be your perfect career.
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.
Who should take the course?
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, and scriptwriters as well. Anyone wishing to know more about how movies are made will benefit from this course.
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!
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
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.” Tim is a recent graduate of the Raindance Postgraduate Program with an MA in Film Studies.