The script supervisor in film and video production is responsible for ensuring that all of the film script is completely and accurately filmed. The script supervisor ,often called scripty on set ,is an important part of the film crew. The scripty will usually monitor video village looking for continuity errors.
As we've talked about a lot…through these filmmaking courses,…maintaining continuity between shots…is extremely important.…It's also important to make sure…that you shoot everything correctly…and that you make a note of which takes worked,…which takes didn't, which takes had issues,…such as an airplane flying over the head during the shot,…and that's why we have a script supervisor.…A script supervisor, often called scripty,…will sit and watch the monitor during takes…and will make sure the actors…are saying their lines accurately…and will take notes if there are any changes.…If an actor says slightly different words in each take…or holds a prop with a different hand in each take…or whatever, that can make the footage…very difficult to edit together.…
At the end of each take, after calling cut,…I would turn to our scripty…and tell her what I thought about that take.…Josh Savary, our sound mixer,…would also tell her if he heard something…that interrupted the shot…so it could be noted.…That way, when the footage goes into editing,…
Find the rest of the courses in the series—on everything from script writing to directing—on Chad's author page.
- Understanding the role of different crew members
- Sending out call sheets
- Using a slate
- Keeping continuity with a script supervisor and production photographer
- Keeping the crew fed, happy, and safe
- Rescheduling shoots
- Dealing with wardrobe for a large cast
- Using special effects makeup
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
"The Assurance"7m 43s
1. Common Crew Members
2. Film Production Basics
4. Keeping the Crew Happy
5. Our Big Resets
6. Working with Props
7. Preparing to Shoot
8. Special Effects Makeup
Final thoughts1m 33s
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