Script Supervising 101
Are you one of those film and tv show viewers who points out continuity errors?
Do you want to make a living using your sharp eye and detailed memory?
Are you looking for a job that will set you up for many job avenues in the film industry?
Check out how to become a script supervisor in this course with me, Hannah Driscoll.
I’m a Los Angeles, CA based Script Supervisor, and have been working in the film industry full-time since 2015. I’ve worked on shows such as Pen15 and Adam Ruins Everything, plus on award-winning features such as Plus One and Lost Transmissions. I’ve done loads of commercials as well.
While daunting at first, this job can spark a real passion for cinema as you learn the craft. It’s also a great starting place for people with aspirations to work above the line one day, such as in directing or writing.
See if this job is a good fit for you by previewing the introduction section, and if so, then get ready for a fun and challenging course about one of the most dynamic jobs on set–script supervising!
- Duration4 hours
- Skill levelAll levels
What is a Script Supervisor, and how do you become one? First, take a quick quiz to see how much you know about this department. Then I'll introduce the job, and what to expect from this course.
Find out what types of projects a script supervisor can work on, tips on interviewing with a director, and what to expect at an All Hands meeting. Then take a quiz to see what you learned.
Breaking down the script
Everything you need to do to prep for a shoot.
Kit and Supplies
Let's talk about what supplies you'll need in your kit.
How much is covered under continuity, and what you need to watch for.
These are in the order you'll be running them. and need to be uploaded every night after wrap.
A Day in the Life
From arriving at call time, to running your wrap reports, this is a day in the life of a script supervisor.
- Getting Materials
- Where to Set Up
- Prepping Materials
- Rehearsals & Blocking
- First Shot + Shot List
- Flipping the World
- Scene Complete & Owed Shots List
- Line Reading with Talent
- Circle Prints
- How to Take a Break
- Matching to Previous Scenes
- Dialogue, Alts, and Adlibs
- Lunch Report & First Shot After
- Daily Wrap Reports
- A Day in the Life Quiz
Get ready to draw some bird's eye view layouts of the scene you're shooting. It's a lot of fun!
Contracts and Forms
How to manage your freelance income.
Daily vs Hourly, Union vs Non, Project type
Networking and landing a job
It's all about who you know, your reputation, and how to keep the momentum going when you're a freelancer.
Some guidelines I like to use on set to effective get my continuity point across, without losing my cool.
OPTIONAL: Tell me how you enjoyed the course
This Course Gives You The Tools You Need - Worth Every Penny
As an 18-year-old aspiring script supervisor, I found all I will need to get my first job. When I began this course, I knew very little about the ins and outs of script supervising, but now I can say with confidence that I understand the position entirely. The course has a great format with detailed descriptions and entertaining video segments. The work was so engaging that I struggled to close my laptop for the day to do other things! I would recommend this course to people who know nothing or even a bit about script supervising. If you possess some knowledge of the position, you will learn helpful tactics to improve the efficiency of your work. If you’re new you learn how to interact with the different departments, take effective notes, and even learn how to stand up for yourself in negotiating contracts. Like all things worth doing, this course is difficult and it may take watching the videos a few times to understand the concepts. But let me tell you, it pays off. As of now, I am looking to book my first job as a script supervisor and I’m so excited to use what I’ve learned in this course. If you’re even thinking about purchasing this course, I suggest you go for it. It is a more than worthy investment of your time, money, and patience.