A script supervisor - often called scripty on a movie set - is the film crew member in charge of supervising which components of the script are being shot. The script supervisor will also document which takes are circle takes or print takes (good takes) and other notable issues with the take for the editor. The scripty will also usually help monitor continuity.
- Let's talk a bit more about the position…of script supervisor, and how to perform that role.…Because script supervisor is kind of a mouthful,…and because filmmakers love their jargon,…script supervisor is almost always called…scriptie on set.…The script supervisor usually has several components:…to make sure that the script is read accurately…by the actors, hence the name script supervisor,…to make sure the entire scene actually gets shot,…and to document important things about each take.…On smaller productions, script supervisors often…take pictures of the set.…
Wardrobe, hair, everything, to make sure…that there is a reference in case things need to be shot…over several days, or after breaks,…or maybe re-shot later.…As mentioned, the world famous Amy Enser…was our scriptie.…Unfortunately, I don't have her notes to show you,…because she insisted on taking them home…after the production, and typing them up to remove…some of the more adult language that she used in her notes.…And of course, the notes got lost in the shuffle,…
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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