Script Supervision and Continuity Certificate - Raindance Toronto


Script Supervision and Continuity Certificate Toronto

(12 customer reviews)


Where?  Live Online
When? Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 November, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Duration? One Weekend

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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? Do have a talent for extreme multi-tasking? Are you calm in a crisis? Do you like being referred to as an “unsung hero?” The Script Supervision Masterclass might lead you to a perfect career.

  • Currently, the pool of available Script Supervisors is surprisingly small while demand is at an all-time high.
    Producers are begging for qualified script supervisors and continuity applicants. Become this rare commodity yourself!

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?

This script supervision masterclass 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

The script supervisor’s job is to create a bible – a detailed record of every single detail of the shoot. from the start of the process where the director makes pre-production notes – to the rigors of the shoot.

Saturday – Day One 10am – 5pm

Instructor J. Timothy Hunt will take you through a systematic step-by-step process to help you understand the role, the relationships on the set and the importance of being organised. He will also show you how to cope no mater how much paperwork is thrown at you.

  • 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

Lunch Break
You’ll have ample time to question J.Timothy Hunt and learn from his experience as a professional script supervisor. After lunch you are going to get a whirlwind tour of film theory – something that you as a screenwriter, film director or producer will find invaluable. After all, the Script Supervisor is the individual that makes sure your vision gets turned into pictures. Knowledge is power!

  • A whirlwind crash course in film theory
  • The concept of coverage
  • Shot sizes
  • Lenses
  • The Axis of Action / 180° Rule
  • Eye-lines
  • Screen direction
  • Ramp, Rack & Dutch
  • Inserts
  • Transitions

Sunday – Day Two 10am – 5pm

Today J. Timothy Hunt is going to get you up to speed with the specifics of the shoot. You will be given detailed instructions of how the paperwork flows and what is expected of you.

  • Call sheets
  • Who’s who on set
  • A typical day on set
  • Rehearsals
  • What goes on the slate and why
  • When the cameras start rolling
  • Continuity Notes
  • How and why to “line” a script
  • Actors and matching

Lunch Break
This is your chance to catch your breath. Digest all the information you have received so far. Make sure you ask questions about anything you are unclear or unsure of.

You’ll wrap the paperwork in this final session, and then be led in a frank discussion of where and how to find work.

  • 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

It’s a wrap for the script supervision masterclass!

No Raindance course is finished until we sojourn to the nearest pub to relax, unwind, and firm up friendships developed over the weekend. [optional networking drinks]

About J. Timothy Hunt

J. Timothy Hunt is a sought-after Script Supervisor in the Toronto film and television industry. He’s 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. Timothy is regularly employed as a script supervisor in his native Toronto.


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12 reviews for


Script Supervision and Continuity Certificate Toronto

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    Elliot Grove

    Timothy Hunt’s class in London UK in July 2018 was so well-received I couldn’t get people to leave at the end of it! Full of detail and technique that is lacking in any other course of it’s kind in the world.

    Here are the London class reviews:

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Ryan Wellington – December 22, 2017

    It was very useful and interesting. Now I feel more confident to start my career in the film industry!

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Petra Lang (verified owner) – December 22, 2017

    This was the best course I have done at Raindance so far. Tim is awesome and professional, patient and super friendly. I`m happy I had the chance to participate. 🙂

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Adrian Luff (verified owner) – December 23, 2017

    I really enjoyed the course. It was delivered with great enthusiasm and gave a real insight into the demanding role of script supervision and continuity. Especially the practical session on Sunday afternoon!

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Shirley-Ann Dixon – December 24, 2017

    A huge thank you for the wonderfully insightful course that you facilitated over the weekend. It was well structured, with a good balance between practical and theoretical input/activities – including all the film clip examples which helped to highlight points made. A really good course for anyone considering a career in this industry.

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Jemma (verified owner) – July 23, 2018

    This course was brilliant!

    I initially planned to do the course in person but ended up not being able to, and Denise and the team coordinated a change for me to be on the online version. The course was great, it was seamless to do the online version with a live video feed. Timothy was engaging, insightful and held our attention for 14 hours over 2 days! The interactive aspects worked just as well online and he answered our questions in real time.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel equipped to going out there and gaining some experience.

    I would highly recommend this course to would be script supervisors as well as producers, directors and editors to help them understand the role and therefore how best to utilise script supervisors.

    Rated 5 out of 5
    William-James Kelly – July 23, 2018

    Fantastic masterclass; excellent instructor, very professional. The weekend course was insightful, interesting and inspiring. The option to do the course online suited me perfectly as I live in Ireland.

  2. Daniella Mickelson

    I loved taking Timothy’s class. He is thorough yet knows how to have some fun. It was a pleasure.

  3. Adam (verified owner)

    Absolutely wonderful course!

  4. Nicola Barraclough

    I found that Tim was totally engaging, and has an infectious quality to his masterclass that makes one want to try out these techniques. Tim also explains the reality of the role without glamourising it, which is refreshing. I learned so much that I was unaware of. Thank you Tim!

  5. Cathé Hruboska

    Toronto course, Tim is Articulate, very informative, I got so much out of Tim’s Course , I felt more confident in pursuing continuity positions .

  6. Jeremy Gugenheim

    London, 22/12/2017. Great course, really well led by Timothy. Full of information but easily absorbed. Three weeks later worked as a script supervisor on a short and didn’t lose my mind – a miracle! I’d recommend this course to quite a few positions actually, not just script supervisors – I think producers and directors could learn a lot from it. Plus Timothy’s a funny guy – highly recommended.

  7. Virginia Beischlag

    I truly enjoyed taking Timothy J. Hunt’s Script Supervising Workshop. I was an online student for the July 2018 classes. The workshop was informative and helpful. It gave me the confidence I needed and I’m ready to work on my next film.
    I recommend everyone, not just aspiring script supervisors to take this class.

  8. Chad (verified owner)

    Great class. Tim was thoughtful and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about the role or filmmaking in general.

  9. Chad (verified owner)

    Very useful and vital information. Tim was a wonderful and thoughtful instructor with very useful and practical knowledge. I had a much better understanding of script supervision as well as filmmaking in general. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn more about making film and tv.

  10. Katrina (verified owner)

    This class was fantastic and Tim is wonderful! I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in getting into SS. I start work on my first feature next week and I feel like I have all the tools I need to do a great job!

  11. Mary Wilson (verified owner)

    This course was brilliant! Tim’s knowledge, experience, sense of humour, and facilitation skills meant that he was able help us understand a great deal of difficult information over 2 days. His honesty about what to expect on the job was so appreciated. The handouts will be invaluable. I’m ready. Thank you!

  12. rsalsberg21 (verified owner)

    This course was very helpful, informative, and eye-opening. Not only did I further my film knowledge, but I learned new skills and how to apply them. Timothy really breaks down what it means to be a script supervisor. He demonstrates what we’re learning with the help of videos, which are great for visual learners. And he takes the time to answer everyone’s questions. Thanks Timothy!

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