The Basics of Script Supervising

Credit: Daniel Fleming

May 15 + 16, 2021 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM via Zoom

$25 for IATSE 856 members & permits
$50 for non-members

In partnership with IATSE856

*Please note: FTM is strongly encouraging Manitoban francophones to undertake this training due to the high demand from multiple production companies. There is currently a major need of  individuals with French language skills to work in the continuity department.

To register please visit the link here and select ‘Script Supervisor’

About the workshop:
Over this 2-day workshop participants will learn the following about the script supervisor role:

  • How to do a proper breakdown
  • The pros and cons of each slating system
  • Who needs what paperwork
  • How to produce concise reports
  • The most helpful shot descriptions
  • How to line a script
  • When continuity matters and when it does not
  • A systematic approach to tracking continuity
  • The theory of the 180 Degree Rule (Axis)
  • What you need to know before choosing a digital option
  • How important it is to collaborate with other departments
  • What it means to think like a script supervisor

Among the dynamic production companies that specialize in Francophone productions is Manito Média. As a valued partner of FTM, they have shared the need for bilingual script supervisors.

“Manito Média is a proud member of the francophone production community here in Manitoba,” said Charles Clement. “As such we are always striving to welcome francophone crew members for all positions in our production teams, and in particular for roles such as script supervisor.”

About the instructor:
Connie Wachsmann has been script supervising for over 20 years. She is a rare script supervisor who is actually certified, trained by three highly experienced script supervisors in British Columbia. Her resume includes work on projects for Netflix, Fox, NBC, Universal, Lifetime, Hallmark as well as many others. She has taught script supervising since 2011. Her practical approach focuses on teaching how to think like a script supervisor to prepare students for any situation.

“Manito Média is a proud member of the francophone production community here in Manitoba, and as such we are always striving to welcome francophone crew members for all positions in our production teams, and in particular for roles such as script supervisor.”

FTM is a member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program funded through the Department of Economic Development and Training. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates and partners with members of the film and television industry to identify training needs to support workforce development output.

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