Focal Press Book: Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker (Softcover)

Focal Press Book: Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker (Softcover)

Focal Press Book: Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker (Softcover)

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  • Author: Mary Cybulski
  • Softcover, 258 Pages
  • Date Published: March 2014

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Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker from Focal Press is a guide to the craft of script supervising. It features practical instruction through real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the skills needed by a professional script supervisor.

The book was written by Mary Cybulski. She is a veteran script supervisor with over 20 years experience, who walks you through the process of of training and working as a professional script supervisor. She covers the basic skills of breaking down a script, taking notes on set, matching, cheating, determining screen direction, and knowing what the director, actors, and editor expect from a script supervisor.

In the book, the author covers the basic skills a script supervisor needs. The author also covers the more esoteric skills such as:
How to get a job
How to think like an editor
How to tell what is important in a script and on set
How to get along with the cast and crew
How not to get overwhelmed when there is too much information to process.
Also included is access to a companion website which features downloadable versions of the various forms, templates, logs, and checklists used by professional script supervisors.
  • What's So Great About Being a Script Supervisor?
  • What Does a Script Supervisor Do?

  • How to Get a Job
  • Meeting the Director
  • Making your Deal

  • You Have the Job. Now What?
  • Prep Time
  • The Production Office
  • Breakdowns: What, How, and Why
  • Rehearsals
  • Rewrites
  • The Read Through
  • Tech Scouts

  • Getting Ready for the Shoot
  • A Virtual Day on Set
  • Blocking
  • Keeping the Notes
  • Rolling Film
  • What to Remember
  • Using Your Breakdowns
  • The Grammar of Filmmaking
  • Working Well with Others
  • Wrap
  • Safety
  • How to Learn About Acting
  • Being a Department Head of One
  • The Girl Thing


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Focal Press 9780240814896 Specs

Subject Script Supervising
Author Mary Cybulski
Format Softcover
Pages 258
ISBN Number ISBN: 9780240814896
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published March 2014
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.4"

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