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Script Supervisor for TV and Film- 2 day course in Belfast



Date Posted: January 7, 2016

Script Supervisor for TV and Film is a two day intensive course which will be held in Northern Ireland Screen’s offices in Belfast on Wednesday 3 February – Thursday 4 February. The course is funded by the Creative Skillset Skills Investment Fund and designed and administered by Grand Scheme Media.

The course costs £206.16, spaces are limited and you can register here.

The aim is to introduce delegates to the key skills required to develop into a Script Supervisor with a view to stepping up and meeting the demand for increased TV and film drama production throughout the UK. This series of two day workshops will enable experienced drama production staff such as Production Coordinators and Production Assistants to begin to understand the job of Script Supervisor and to develop the skills needed to step up into this demanding role.

Aside from expert advice on the complex role, duties and responsibilities of a Script Supervisor, the workshops will also contain practical exercises with the aid of industry experts. Grand Scheme hope to work with the leading UK TV and film drama production companies and broadcasters to develop further opportunities for delegates following the course.

The tutor Caryn Langrick has worked as a Script Supervisor/Continuity in BBC Drama Series on Casualty, Eastenders, Lovejoy, Inspector Alleyn, Riff Raff Element and Between the Lines. She transferred to BBC Training as a Senior Course Producer where she ran a portfolio of PA courses including specialist courses in Drama Continuity and Drama/Doc Continuity. She also designed and oversaw their Script editing courses. She is now working as a Freelance Script Supervisor for both the BBC & ITV on highly successful shows including Holby City and Casualty.

Course Structure

DAY ONE

The role of a Script Supervisor

An interactive look at the role of the script supervisor on drama productions.

Pre shoot:

  • Script preparation & amendments
  • Story orders/script breakdown
  • Timings & time charts
  • Script continuity
  • Marking up shooting script

On location:

  • Continuity logging during scene
  • Edit logs and tramlines
  • Timings
  • Progress report
  • Photos
  • Giving notes to actors

 

Working on high end drama productions

An interactive talk from a script supervisor working on a current production.

Eye line exercise

A thorough look at this somewhat confusing area with practical exercise and clips.

Day two
Filming exercise:

  • Continuity with 2 actors, director and cameraman
  • Logging continuity & producing tramlined script and edit notes

Meet the director

  • How script supervisors and directors work together.

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