Script Supervision for Film & TV Weekend Intensive

Discovery Category: Training (e.g. workshops, courses, etc.)
Start Date: Aug 17, 2019
End Date: Aug 18, 2019
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Red Sandcastle Theatre
Address: 922 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
Cost: $300
Provider: Mondo Cinema Film & TV Workshops
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The SCRIPT SUPERVISION SUMMER INTENSIVE WEEKEND is a two-day primer course in doing continuity for feature film and television - one of the most sought-after positions to fill in the current production climate. It is a comprehensive workshop designed for everyone who wants a thorough understanding of the role of the script supervisor, and is aimed at filmmakers and future script supervisors alike. I have been training script supervisors from Ontario and well beyond since 1995 and am proud that many of them start working shortly after taking my class and currently fill multiple union rosters.

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 $300 and receipts will be provided, as well as a very detailed workbook (downloadable digitally on a free DropBox account) and a Completion Certificate.

Here are the details for the two-day class, which takes place from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the air conditioned Red Sandcastle Theatre in Leslieville.

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, script supervision 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 on indie shorts and features for all those who are interested once they complete the course. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion.


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 ten countries on feature films (Shazam!, A Simple Favour, xXx 3, Casino Jack, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Boondock Saints), TV series (Suits, Covert Affairs, Soul Food), miniseries (The Path to 9/11), MOW's (Flint, The Day Reagan Was Shot) and commercials, in all budget levels and genres. See imdb for full credits.

She is also screenwriter and performer who brings a thorough knowledge of the filmmaking process to her teaching and her work. She 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.

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