ADVICE for those seeking a career in Script Supervision


Due to the unusually autonomous nature of our craft, Script Supervisors can begin their career via quite different routes. It is therefore very difficult to give concrete advice on how to begin a career in this discipline. We hope this information will be useful, and if you know of other courses or relevant training schemes do please contact us.

  Skillset is the Sector Skills Council* which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative media industries are competitive and productive. 

The Skillset website is a useful place to start any career in 'the media'. Below are links to Skillset pages directly relating to Script Supervising/Continuity.

This link will direct you to the Skillset page: Job Profiles > Script Supervisor.
Information includes: the role of the script supervisor, typical career routes and essential knowledge and skills required.

Skillset also provides current information on UK courses in Script Supervision/Continuity.

If you have two years experience as a Script Supervisor and are interested in taking a Level 4 Diploma you can find all details at:

*Sector Skills Councils are state-sponsored, employer-led organisations that cover specific economic sectors in the UK. For more information go to Wikipedia Sector Skills Councils.

Bringing together the UK's best trainees and film productions
The Film Craft and Technical Trainee Placement Scheme enables film productions to recruit skilled trainees to work in their Craft and Technical departments at heavily subsidised rates.

Trainee Placements are offered in various departments including Script Supervisor.

If you are a film trainee this new Trainee Placement Scheme may give you the opportunity to earn while you learn on paid placements with film productions shooting in the UK.

  The Media and Entertainment Union BECTU also provides information on career advice and training.



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Script Supervising and Film Continuity by Pat Miller

This revision of an industry classic has been updated to reflect changes
in the film industry in recent years, including the use of electronic media in the script supervisor's tasks. While it is written for the novice script supervisor, it can serve as a valuable resource for directors, film editors, scriptwriters and cinematographers.

ISBN-13: 978-0240802947


Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen

An introduction to the rudiments of film production, covering technical options filmmakers can use to create a satisfying flow of shots, a continuity that will make sense to viewers and aptly tell the film's story. Spatial connections, editing, scene staging, camera angles, point of view are all covered.

ISBN-13: 978-0941188104

In The Blink Of An Eye by Walter Murch

In the Blink of an Eye is celebrated film editor Walter Murch's vivid, multifaceted, thought provoking essay on film editing. Starting with
what might be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work?
Murch treats the reader to a wonderful ride through the aesthetics and practical concerns of cutting film.

ISBN-13: 978-1879505629