Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern by Mary Cybulski

By Mary Cybulski

Author note: ahead by way of David Mamet
Publish yr note: First released in 2013
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A consultant to the craft of script supervising, past Continuity good points functional guide via real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the talents wanted by way of a qualified script supervisor.

Mary Cybulski, certainly one of Hollywood’s premiere script supervisors, imparts her sage knowledge as she walks you thru the method of teaching and dealing as a qualified script supervisor,, protecting the fundamental abilities of breaking down a script, taking notes on set, matching, dishonest, settling on reveal path, and figuring out what the director, actors, and editor anticipate from a script manager. She additionally info a few of the extra refined, yet simply as very important skills— how one can get a task, the best way to imagine like an editor, tips on how to inform what's vital in a script and on set, tips to get in addition to the solid and staff, and the way to not get beaten whilst there's an excessive amount of info to process.

Also incorporated is entry to a significant other web site which beneficial properties downloadable models of a few of the types, templates, logs, and checklists utilized by specialist script supervisors.

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Stephen has changed his job. Liz & her mom talk about kitchens & husbands 2002 Summer Liz tries to make up her red eyes Stephen says 'Worth the wait' CU Jack, Stephen holds Baby Jack at a distance. Liz shows up and adds to joke. (2002Spring/Early Summer) Liz's POV of family picnic. Ketut studies Liz's palm, tells her that she will come back. Ketut gives Liz the drawing. ) Walter Liz, Mom ^^ Liz, Stephen, Lynn (mom) Peter (dad) Katherine (sis) Graham (bil) 2 kids, dog. Liz, Ketut, Nyomo Liz, Ketut, (Nyomo) Liz, Ketut, (Nyomo) Liz Characters MASTER BREAKDOWN White Script Old crying?

Liz drops keys onto the table Liz stares at ceiling, Stephen sleeps Jack is changed. Delia talks about wanting a baby. Jump cut, party swirl. Liz meets Walter. Stephen gives Baby Jack back. Stephen has changed his job. Liz & her mom talk about kitchens & husbands 2002 Summer Liz tries to make up her red eyes Stephen says 'Worth the wait' CU Jack, Stephen holds Baby Jack at a distance. Liz shows up and adds to joke. (2002Spring/Early Summer) Liz's POV of family picnic. Ketut studies Liz's palm, tells her that she will come back.

DEFINING THE SCENES I like to start my breakdowns by going through the script front to back, drawing lines across the pages at each scene break. Do this for all the scenes in the script even the ones that start at the top of the page or end at the bottom. Scenes are the basic building blocks of the script. The dividing lines make it easier to see each scene as a separate unit, which helps to make your logical thinking more elegant. PAGE/TIME/SCENE TALLY This is the first breakdown I do because it requires the least understanding of the script.

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