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Script Supervising and Film Continuity [NOOK Book]

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This definitive handbook explains how a script is transformed into a motion picture or television program. Readers will learn the ...
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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.

Audience: Script supervisors, directors, editors.

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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.
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'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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136049217
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/29/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,347,307
  • File size: 6 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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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Getting into the Act 1
2 Dealing with the Script 11
3 Prior to Principal Photography 43
4 A Day on a Movie Set 53
5 Camera Rehearsals 63
6 The Slating Syndrome 71
7 Getting the Scene on Film 85
8 Timing Is of the Essence 95
9 "That's a Wrap!" 103
10 Continuity Script to the Editor 113
11 Dynamics of the Camera 133
12 The Concept of Coverage 157
13 The Mastery of Matching 175
14 Second Unit Filming 187
15 Filming for Television 189
16 Film Language 193
App. A Abbreviations for Shot Descriptions 213
App. B Conversions 215
App. C: Sample Forms 219
Index 229
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  • Posted March 18, 2010

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    Excellent resource for film students and industry professionals!

    This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the role of the Script/Continuity Supervisor. It is an easy to read, practical guide to the complex duties of a Continuity Supervisor. Ms. Miller's comprehensive handbook, while written for the continuity supervisor, is a valuable resource for all departments of a production team that work together to create flawless celluloid art. I would highly encourage all film students to read this book and learn from the experience of a well respected industry professional!

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