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 8
Everything you need to do to prep for a shoot.
Kit and Supplies 3
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 15
From arriving at call time, to running your wrap reports, this is a day in the life of a script supervisor.
Floor plans 1
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 3
How to manage your freelance income.
Pay Rate 4
Daily vs Hourly, Union vs Non, Project type
Networking and landing a job 2
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 1
What Production Supplies
Production should supply the following:
- A copy of the latest script
- Daily sides
- Call sheet
- Storyboards (commercials only, usually)
Ask for these first thing in the morning. Most productions will have these available to you in the production office, so go there to pick them up and introduce yourself to anyone you didn’t meet in prep. Some shorter jobs, as well as commercials, won’t have an all hands meeting, so you’ll be meeting a whole new group of people on day one of production.
Once you get into a rhythm on set, someone might bring you a copy of the sides, call sheet, and shot list for the day regularly. Look for a key set PA or director’s assistant to have these items waiting for you.