Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern by Mary Cybulski

By Mary Cybulski

Author note: ahead by way of David Mamet
Publish yr note: First released in 2013

A consultant to the craft of script supervising, past Continuity gains sensible guide via real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the talents wanted by means of a certified script supervisor.

Mary Cybulski, certainly one of Hollywood’s top-rated script supervisors, imparts her sage knowledge as she walks you thru the method of educating and dealing as a qualified script supervisor,, masking the elemental talents of breaking down a script, taking notes on set, matching, dishonest, deciding upon monitor path, and realizing what the director, actors, and editor anticipate from a script manager. She additionally information the various extra refined, yet simply as very important skills— tips to get a task, find out how to imagine like an editor, find out how to inform what's vital in a script and on set, the right way to get in addition to the forged and team, and the way to not get crushed whilst there's an excessive amount of details to process.

Also integrated is entry to a significant other web site which positive factors downloadable types of a number of the varieties, templates, logs, and checklists utilized by expert script supervisors.

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6 Master breakdown (page 1) from Eat Pray Love. Breaking Down the Script 29 30 Breaking Down the Script Interior/Exterior Each scene heading will indicate if the action takes place inside or outside. Mark either “I” or “E” in the next column as per the scene heading. Day/Night Each scene heading will indicate if the action takes place in the day or night. Mark either “D” or “N” in the third column. If the heading is more specific, be more specific in your breakdown; “Dwn” for dawn, “Ev” for evening, “Aft” for afternoon, etc.

Note the date in the “Date Comp” column. Breaking Down the Script From time to time during production, add the column totals from the “To Do” and “Done” blocks. If those totals don’t match the column totals from the “Total” block, you have a mistake that needs to be found and corrected. 5). MASTER BREAKDOWN Overview The master breakdown is where the real work of getting to know your script happens. This breakdown will help you track all the production details indicated or implied in the script.

Keep your questions as specific as possible. HOW TO GET A JOB The first job is the hardest to get. Hiring in the film business is mostly done through networking. Someone knows someone who needs a script supervisor. Someone else knows someone else who wants to work as a script supervisor. If you want to be a script supervisor tell everyone you know. 6 Getting Started My husband, John Tintori, Getting the first job: got his first job on a feature 1. Tell everyone you know film from a guy who was a 2. Volunteer on small movies and cook in the restaurant where student films I was waitressing.

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