Are you looking for an important, well-paid job in the film and television industry? Are you meticulous about detail? Do you 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 – the the rigors of the shoot.
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 definedWhen continuity goes alarmingly, hysterically wrongScript/Continuity Supervisor’s many rolesTools of the tradeThe script breakdown processWhat is a “story day?”The continuity of story timeThe continuity of story logicTiming a scriptScene counts and scene numbering conventionsPage count: Learn to think in 1/8thsPreparing a Script Breakdown Report
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 theoryThe concept of coverageShot sizesLensesThe Axis of Action / 180° RuleEye-linesScreen directionRamp, Rack & DutchInsertsTransitions
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 sheetsWho’s who on setA typical day on setRehearsalsWhat goes on the slate and whyWhen the cameras start rollingContinuity NotesHow and why to “line” a scriptActors and matching*Live shoot simulation
Instructor J. Timothy Hunt is a working supervisor. He will lead you through a simulation of an actual scene from a feature he has recently worked on. Eperience first hand the intensity of a shoot. Hear the director and camera comments as you focus on all the details required of you as a professional script supervisor.
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 reportsLined Script and Facing PagesDaily Progress Report / Top SheetEditor’s Log / Camera LogHow to find workUnion basics
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. We’re delighted that he is bringing his Script Supervision Masterclass to Europe for the very first time.
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