This definitive handbook explains how a script is transformed into a motion picture or television program. Readers will learn the methodology and craft of the script supervisor, who ensures that the continuity of a film, its logical progression, is coherent.
The book teaches all vital script supervising functions, including how to:
.prepare, or "break down" a script for shooting
.maintaining screen direction and progression
.matching scenes and shots for editing
.recording good takes and prints
preparing time and log sheets for editing
This revision of an industry classic has been updated to reflect changes in the film industry in recent years, including the use of electronic media in the script supervisor's tasks. While it is written for the novice script writer, it can serve as a valuable resource for directors, film editors, scriptwriters and cinematographers.
'Full of useful illustrations, forms and diagrams…' - Videomaker
"Script Supervising and Film Continuity is a must for those would-be directors, writers, and editors who are long on ambition and short on experience. By divulging the techniques and tools of creating continuity this book is a valuable resource for the continuity conscious." - Videomaker, April 2000
Getting into the Act, First Comes the Word, Prior to Principal Photography, Before the Camera Rolls, Camera Rehearsals, The Slating Syndrome, Getting the Scene on Film,Timing Is of the Essence, That's A Wrap, Continuity Script to Editor, Dynamics of the Camera, Concept of Coverage, Mastery of Matching, Second Unit Filming, Filming for Television, Film Language, Appendix