Script Supervision for Film & TV Intensive

My SCRIPT SUPERVISION FOR FILM & TV INTENSIVE is a two-day primer course in doing continuity for feature film and television - one of the most in-demand positions in the current production climate. It is a comprehensive workshop designed for everyone wanting a fluent understanding of the role of the script supervisor, and is aimed at filmmakers and future script supervisors alike.

If you've already done script on a few features or short films, this course will fill in any gaps in training you may have. If you've never set foot onto a film set, you will get a sense by the end of the class if the job is one you'd like to pursue further. Although a knowledge of filmmaking is encouraged, it is not mandatory. If you are a director, producer, actor or other film technician who'd like to know how to work more effectively with your script supervisor, you will also find this course useful
Cost is $250 and I will provide receipts as well as a very detailed workbook (downloadable digitally on DropBox – if you do not have a free DropBox account, I recommend getting one).

Here are the details for the two-day class, which takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at PIE WALLACE STUDIO at 258 Wallace Avenue, located in the Junction (within walking distance of Lansdowne subway).

Topics covered will include: the role and responsibilities of the script supervisor during prep and production, how to time and break down a script, on-set relationships, scriptsupervision paperwork, "seeing" like a continuity person, the differences between working on feature films and television series, understanding the axis of action, and some basic editing theory all script supervisors should understand.

Topics covered include: working with different acting and directing styles, how script supervisors work with TV writers, handling multiple camera shooting, what blockshooting is and how to prepare for it, what every script supervisor should know about post visual effects, doing continuity on improvised scenes, working as a script supervisor on commercials, and creating a digital workflow for effective computer-based editing notes.

Students pursuing a career in script supervision are expected to augment their training with on-set experience as well as learning the fundamentals of editing by observing an editor at work or by editing their own work. I facilitate this by connecting my students with independent filmmakers and film students looking for crew for all those who are interested once they complete the course.


Daniela Saioni has been a professional script supervisor since 1992 and is a proud member of IATSE 873, the WGC and ACTRA. She has worked in nine countries on feature films (xXx 3, Casino Jack, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Boondock Saints), television series (Suits, Covert Affairs, Soul Food), miniseries (The Path to 9/11), MOW's (The Day Reagan Was Shot) and commercials, in all budget levels and genres. See imdb for full credits.

She is also a professional actress and independent filmmaker who brings a thorough knowledge of the filmmaking process to her teaching and her work. She is the co-chair of IATSE 873's Script Department and has been training script supervisors and filmmakers alike since 1995 for organizations including WIFT, IATSE 873, LIFT, ACTRA, CrewCallSaskatchewan, BigSoul Productions, NIFCO, Film Training Manitoba, Raindance Toronto, and DGC Ontario. She has also guest lectured at York University, University of Regina, Centennial College, Humber College and is the script supervision mentor at the Canadian Film Centre.

Skills Category: Technical/Production
Course Start Date: Feb 04, 2017
Course End Date: Feb 05, 2017
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Wallace Studios
Cost: $250
Course Provider: Daniela Saioni
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