film, video & TV training | professional development
Script Supervision / Continuity
|Discipline/s:||broadcast & post production | writing & directing|
Date/s & times:
|SSUP 1301: Saturday and Sunday September 14, 15 (10am - 5.30pm)|
|Fee:||$319 Open Channel Members / $385 (non-members) (Prices are Inclusive of GST)
(Membership: $55 / $44 concession - join Open Channel here)
|Prerequisites:||Basic knowledge of script formats|
The Script Supervisor is a critical part of the storytelling process.
Working closely with the Director and Editor, the Script Supervisor is responsible for the coherence of the finished film, and needs patience and a keen eye for detail.
In this course you will learn how to:
- Provide script consultancy
- Break down and time the script
- Be an on-set resource on the script, and support the Director’s role
- Understand eye-lines and “crossing the line”
- Mark up scripts and create options for the editor
- Supervise continuity, create reports and liaise with other Departments
- Build a career in this role
Visit the Script Supervision Course blog for more details.
Who should do this course?
People interested in the crew role of continuity, aspiring directors and editors wanting to understand the craft and how to utilise it for better results.
Where can I go after this course?
Continue in the role in semi-professional films before applying to work as a freelance professional Script Supervisor. Opportunities may also exist in broadcast television production.
Are you interested in being Accredited for this course?
Read about Accreditation Options on Short Courses
How do I Enrol?
Simply print an Enrolment Form and return to us with payment to secure a place in the Short Course. See the Enrolment Form for details on how to pay.
Short Courses Application Form (pdf)
If you wish to enrol in this course as part of a full Certificate III in Media / Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, with up-front payment, click here.
Sabi Paisa is a Script Supervisor with significant experience in Australian Television and Independent Films. She has worked on numerous TV shows including ABC's Chris Lilley's Angry Boys, John Safran's Race Relations and Rush (Ten Network). In addition to television she has worked on a number of features including Court of Lonely Royals, The Academy, The Line, multiplatform comedy series, commercials and over 30 short films. She holds a BA in Film and Television and the Student of the Year Award from Curtin University Perth and a Graduate Certificate in Directing and Writing from AFTRS. Her work also includes directing and writing credits for short films and a long running community TV series. Sabi has held lectures in Script Supervision with the VCA and also editing classes with the Multicultural Hub.
Paul has lectured in screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts and been Script Supervisor on features including Candy (with Heath Ledger), Little Fish (with Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving), the AFI award-winning feature film Somersault and TV series Nightmares and Dreamscapes and The Silence.
(with Paul Kiely)
"The course was terrific. Very experienced and kind teacher, very patient and skilled. I feel like this course will make me a much better editor and director, as well as equipping me with some skills for employment"
"He really went the extra mile to make sure we got everything we needed. Very thorough. Made us feel free to ask questions. Very conscienciously delivered. One of the best teachers so far in my Cert III course. Well explained by a talented teacher."
(with Katherine Fry)
"I did the complete continuity course with Open Channel in November 08. Although it only ran for a weekend it gave a great overview of the things you need to worry about as a script supervisor. Over the next year i worked on a whole range of voluntary and professional short films, I kept all my notes from the course and discovered how useful they were as i encountered different problems. In November 09 i got a call from Open Channel that a feature film shooting in country Victoria was looking for a script supervisor, this was two days before the shoot. I decided to have a go. It's been really hard work, but fantastic experience. I definately appreciate the skills that you need to work as a script supervisor after working on this feature, and Open Channel has been great in helping me learn some of them along the way."
“Enjoyed tutor's experience and going through the job she did on Romulus, My Father. Learnt how to organise and be on top. Got great info on crossing the line, and the job’s relationship with rest of crew.”
“Great material, knowledge and experience of tutor and ability of tutor to encompass the scope and scale of the concepts then bring in very specific detail.”