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: Script Supervising and Storytelling
Script supervisor and writer/storyteller Gillian Felix is producing a one-hour television drama titled Family Portrait. She talked to us about her experiences on set and in story creation.
A script supervisor has several key responsibilities, according to Felix. “Continuity! In addition to matching make-up, props and wardrobe, we are responsible for paying close attention to the way actors exit and leave a scene, whether there is dialogue in the scene, do they exit camera left or right and who is closest to the camera.”
She goes on to say, “Script supervisors’ notes are the editor’s bible. We are the ones on set who see how it all goes down, and our notes help the editor paste the film together.”
She says that breaking down the script is another of her responsibilities. “It is without a doubt that we have to know the script backwards and upside down to be effective at our job.”READ MORE...