Script Supervising and Film Continuity

Script Supervising and Film Continuity

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by Pat P Miller
     
 

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This definitive handbook explains how a script is transformed into a motion picture or television program. Readers will learn the methodology and craft of the script supervisor, who ensures that the continuity of a film, its logical progression, is coherent.




The book teaches all vital script supervising functions, including how to:
.prepare, or … See more details below

Overview

This definitive handbook explains how a script is transformed into a motion picture or television program. Readers will learn the methodology and craft of the script supervisor, who ensures that the continuity of a film, its logical progression, is coherent.




The book teaches all vital script supervising functions, including how to:
.prepare, or "break down" a script for shooting
.maintaining screen direction and progression
.matching scenes and shots for editing
.cuing actors
.recording good takes and prints
preparing time and log sheets for editing

This revision of an industry classic has been updated to reflect changes in the film industry in recent years, including the use of electronic media in the script supervisor's tasks. While it is written for the novice script writer, it can serve as a valuable resource for directors, film editors, scriptwriters and cinematographers.

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Booknews
Details the hundreds of tasks a good scrip supervisor must perform in being the liaison between the director and editor in the making of films. Deals with issues such as the script, camera rehearsals, the slating syndrome, getting the scene on film, timing, dynamics of the camera, matching, second unit filming, filming for television, and film language. Written for the novice script supervisor by a 30-year veteran in script supervising, and includes an electronic media update. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
'Full of useful illustrations, forms and diagrams...' - Videomaker

"Script Supervising and Film Continuity is a must for those would-be directors, writers, and editors who are long on ambition and short on experience. By divulging the techniques and tools of creating continuity this book is a valuable resource for the continuity conscious." - Videomaker, April 2000

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136049217
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
829,979
File size:
5 MB

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This definitive handbook explains how a script is transformed into a motion picture or television program. Readers will learn the methodology and craft of the script supervisor, who ensures that the continuity of a film, its logical progression, is coherent.

The book teaches all vital; script supervising functions, including how to

.prepare, or "break down" a script for shooting

.maintain screen direction and progression

.match scenes and shots for editing

.cue actors

.record good takes and prints

.time and log sheets for editing

This revision of an industry classic will be updated to reflect changes in the film industry in recent years, including the use of electronic media in the script supervisor's tasks. While it is written for the novice script writer, it can serve as a valuable resource for directors, film editors, scriptwriters and cinematographers.

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