This is an excellent guide to the complex craft of script supervising. Extremely well organized, detailed and easy to understand, this is a wonderful introduction to one of the most mysterious aspects of modern film and video pprduction.
Beyond Continuity by Mary Cybulski, features practical instruction through real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the skills needed by a professional script supervisor.
Mary Cybulski, one of Hollywood’s premier script supervisors, imparts her sage wisdom as she walks you through the process of training and working as a professional script supervisor,, covering the basic skills of breaking down a script, taking notes on set, matching, cheating, determining screen direction, and knowing what the director, actors, and editor expect from a script supervisor. She also details many of the more subtle, but just as important skills— how to get a job, how to think like an editor, how to tell what is important in a script and on set, how to get along with the cast and crew, and how not to get overwhelmed when there is too much information to process.
Also included is access to a companion website which features downloadable versions of the various forms, templates, logs, and checklists used by professional script supervisors. www.focalpress.com/9780240814896