Script Supervision Intensive
Cost: $250 including workbook
This is an intensive primer course in doing continuity for feature film and television. Since 1995, it has been the course that many of the current working script supervisors in Ontario and beyond began with. Aimed at filmmakers and future continuity people alike, It is a comprehensive workshop designed for everyone who wants a fluent understanding of the role of the script supervisor . Although a knowledge of filmmaking is encouraged, it is not required. If you've already done script on a few features or short films, this course will fill in any gaps in training you may have. If you've never set foot onto a film set, you will get a sense by the end of the class if the job is one you'd like to pursue further. If you are a director, producer, actor or other film technician who'd like to know how to work more effectively with your script supervisor, you will find this course useful.
Topics covered include: the role and responsibilities of the script supervisor during prep and production, how to time and break down a script, on-set relationships, a script supervisor's paperwork, "seeing" like a continuity person, the difference between working on feature films and television series, understanding the axis of action and other basic editing theory, basic directing theory all script supervisors should understand, the most common technical errors directors make and how script can help prevent them, working with different acting styles, how script supervisors work with TV writers, handling multiple camera shooting, how to prepare for blockshooting, working with visual effects, doing continuity on improvised scenes,working on commercials, and creating a digital workflow for effective computer or iPad-based editing notes.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Daniela Saioni has been a professional script supervisor since 1992 and is a proud member of IATSE 873 and ACTRA. She has worked in nine countries on feature films (Casino Jack, Traitor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Boondock Saints) and TV series (Soul Food, Traders), miniseries (The Path to 9/11), MOW's (The Day Reagan Was Shot) and commercials in all budget levels and genres.
Daniela Saioni has been a professional script supervisor since 1992 and is a proud member of IATSE 873 and ACTRA. She has worked in nine countries on feature films (Casino Jack, Traitor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Boondock Saints), television series (Suits,Covert Affairs, Soul Food), miniseries (The Path to 9/11), MOW's (The Day Reagan Was Shot) and commercials, in all budget levels and genres. See imdb for full credits. She is also a professional actress and independent filmmaker who brings a thorough knowledge of the filmmaking process to her teaching and her work. She has been training script supervisors and filmmakers alike since 1995 for organizations including WIFT, IATSE 873, LIFT, ACTRA, CrewCallSaskatchewan, BigSoul Productions, NIFCO, Film Training Manitoba, Raindance Toronto and The Canadian Film Centre. She has also guest lectured at York University, University of Regina, Centennial College and Humber College.