SCRIPT SUPERVISION SEMINAR
The ‘On-Set Editor’
This live seminar and training manual begins with set safety and protocol, and continues with in-depth Script Supervisor responsibilities, effective prep, what to expect day-to-day, the importance of good note taking and clever on-set problem solving. It delves deep into creating organizational systems, slating systems, shot coverage, completing the necessary daily documents, and communicating with the numerous other departments.
Much of the material would be advantageous for other on-off set positions such as Acting, Writing, Editing, Assistant Directing, and most certainly for those who are Directing.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Working on Set and the Script Supervisor
- The Language and the People
- Set Safety, Set Protocol and Other Useful Information
- Getting the job
- Introduction to Prep, Creating Breakdowns and your Script
- Your Kit and Getting Organized
- Prepping with other departments
- First Day on a Production and Working with Others
- The Camera and Slating, Sound
- Completing Paperwork on Set
- Your Scripts and Daily Wrap
- Coverage and Axis, Multiple Cameras
- Problem solving
- Advanced and Miscellaneous Concepts
- Wrap and Post-Production
Do you know how a Script Supervisor can assist/improve your project/save your butt? YOU SHOULD! Come find out all about a Script Supervisor’s job and how this knowledge and a good working relationship with your Script Supervisor can be a HUGE asset to any project.
You know those notes you get from set? They’re not automatically generated. They come from a person whose job it is to make your life easier! Come find out what the Script Supervisor – the “on-set editor” – does to help ensure that you don’t spend countless hours in the edit suite pulling your hair out. Plus, if you ever get sick of sitting in front of a screen all day, Script Supervising may be a great option for you.
Sure you hire them, but do you really know what a Script Supervisor does? Come and find out the point behind all their chicken scratch, numbers, letters, and why they insist on another take therefore spending more money. All this information will make you a better boss.
You know that person who’s always telling you that you said or did something wrong? Well, they’re not doing it to be annoying. They’re doing it to help you! The Script Supervisor is trying to make you look good which means more potential for screen time. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Come learn about a Script Supervisor’s job and how thinking like they do can make you a better film actor.
Hey Hair, Make Up, Wardrobe, Props, and Set Dec!
Have you noticed that person on set with a clipboard and a stopwatch? They’re not taking stats – they’re the Script Supervisor! Do you truly know what they do? Learning the basics of the Script Supervisor’s job can be of great benefit to YOU! Come find out how you can work with a Script Supervisor on set – it will probably even make you better at your job!
Lisa Postma – Script Supervisor
Lisa, a former member of I.A.T.S.E. for over ten (10) years, has been a script supervisor on MOW’s, TV Series, commercials and feature films such as WolfCop, Step Dogs, InSecurity, Lullaby for Pi and many more. She has worked hand-in-hand with Directors Jeff Beesley, Jennifer Lynch, and Benoit Philippon. While on-set she has guided line delivery into the mouths of Forest Whitaker, Bill Pullman, Julia Ormond, and Christian Slater.
Seminar & Manual content:
Scene 1 The Script Supervisor: What do they do & what is continuity?
Scene 2 Continuity with other departments
Scene 3 Elements of a Script
Scene 4 Timing and page counts
Scene 5 Breakdowns
Scene 6 Your working script
Scene 7 Shot descriptions
Scene 8 The Camera and Slating
Scene 9 Sound
Scene 10 Your working script
Scene 11 Photos and playback
Scene 12 Problem Solving
Scene 13 Talking to Directors and Actors
Scene 14 Completing forms on set
Scene 15 The Master Script
Scene 16 Multiple Cameras
Scene 17 Daily Wrap/Prep
Scene 18 The Rule of Axis
Scene 19 Coverage
Scene 20 Shooting
Scene 21 Vehicles, FX Stunts
Scene 22 Wrap
Scene 23 Finding the Job, Your Resume, and the Interview
Scene 24 Admin: Your Contract and Timesheets
Scene 25 Review: timing, pg ct, breakdown, and forms.
Scene 26 Gathering your kit
Scene 27 Creating an organizational system
Scene 28 Prep with other departments and meetings
Scene 29 Safety
Scene 30 Protocol