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James - how did you do it? ... script supervising (2 replies)

simon m
6 months ago
simon m 6 months ago

Hello James,

If I recall correctly, one of the many jobs you've had is as script supervisor. I hope I got that right. Is continuity part of that job? If so, how did you keep track of things like which direction an actors face was turned at the end of a take? Or if an actor crossed their legs, or how they held their hands at the end of a line? This sort of thing becomes extremely important in a two-shot. Did you record for video playback, or keep notes, or something else? I'd love to know!

Thanks so much!

The Byre
6 months ago
The Byre 6 months ago

This episode of the podcast should help -

https://teamdeakins.libsyn.com/nicoletta-mani-script-supervisor»

simon m
6 months ago
simon m 6 months ago

Thanks mate, that was very informative. Somehow I'd missed that episode.

It's such a huge job(script supervisor). I'm a little stumped as to how to accomplish all that on a small crew, where no one specifically has that job. I guess it comes down to the director and camera operator keeping an eye on continuity along with their main jobs. Yikes!

Having the editor on set might help, but on the small projects I'm working on I'm the editor also.

If anyone has had problems in this area on small crews, I'd love to hear how you handled it.

Thanks.

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