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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.
PART 1 INTRODUCTION
What's So Great About Being a Script Supervisor?
What Does a Script Supervisor Do?
PART 2 GETTING STARTED
How to Get a Job
Meeting the Director
Making your Deal
PART 3 PREPRODUCTION
You Have the Job. Now What?
The Production Office
Breakdowns: What, How, and Why
The Read Through
PART 4 PRODUCTION
Getting Ready for the Shoot
A Virtual Day on Set
Keeping the Notes
What to Remember
Using Your Breakdowns
The Grammar of Filmmaking
Working Well with Others
PART 5 THE BIG PICTURE
How to Learn About Acting
Being a Department Head of One
The Girl Thing
Table of Contents
Focal Press Book: Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker (Hardcover) Review