genlancaster asked: Hello! I am helping a friend out by being script supervisor on a short film. I have very little knowledge about this role and am kind of crash-course researching it online. Obviously there is a LOT to learn, but do you have any tips to help me not be completely incompetent??
Hi, sure! Depending on how much time you have, I’d be sure to read Pat Miller’s book about continuity script supervising. It’s a short read, and really good. She talks about breaking down a script and what to watch for
Your basic kit will include a) Stopwatch b) Ruler & Binder with tabs c) Paperwork forms (Editor log, Facing Pages, Progress Report)
Feel free to look through my many pages of blogs, because sometimes I’ll answer this question to a deeper level
I wish you luck, and have a good time!