“Overall a fantastic introduction and insight into the expectations and skills required of a Script Supervisor. It has been a great two days and hopefully more opportunities to learn new skills will become available”.
This course is funded by Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Fund.
These informal and highly informative workshops are presented by former BBC trainer Caryn Langrick and aimed specifically at people working, or who want to work, in Children’s Television.
The two day course will focus on the skills required to work as a script supervisor, with specific reference to working with children. It is set at an introductory level and covers continuity, script notes, working with a director, working on set, health and safety, and working with children.
It will provide those interested in helping fill skills gaps in Children’s Television with both theoretical and practical training in an intensive two day session with Caryn, guest script supervisors, crew and director.
We will also endeavour to deliver after-training opportunities for our delegates to get further insight into working on Children’s productions.
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN’S TV
DAY ONE 1000-1730
INTRODUCTION: THE ROLE OF A SCRIPT SUPERVISOR
An interactive look at the role of the Script Supervisor on Children’s TV productions.
- Script preparation & amendments
- Story orders/script breakdown
- Timings & time charts
- Script continuity
- Marking up shooting script
- Continuity logging during scene
- Edit logs and tramlines
- Progress report
- Giving notes to actors
- Working With Children
- Children’s Hours
- Health and Safety
MEET THE EXPERT
A session with a guest script supervisor on the practicalities of working on modern Children’s productions.
DAY TWO 1000 – 1700
- Continuity with 2 actors, director and crew
- Logging continuity & producing tramlined script and edit notes
RECAP ON PRACTICAL EXERCISE
Any continuity issues arising and consolidation of notes and logging
MEET THE DIRECTOR
Our director talks to the students about the relationship between a script supervisorand director, and how they work together on-set.
EYE LINE EXERCISE
A thorough look at this somewhat confusing area with practical exercise and clips
- Film formats & HD
- Period & contemporary shoots
- CGI & FX
- Liaising with second unit
- Working with high level actors + directors
HOW TO GET A JOB AS A SCRIPT SUPERVISOR IN CHILDREN’S TV
SUMMARY AND Q&A
There will be a script to time as homework prior to, and after, the course. Mentoring and shadowing opportunities will be offered where possible.
COURSE LEADER CARYN LANGRICK
Caryn Langrick has worked as a Script Supervisor/Continuity on BBC Drama Series like Casualty, Eastenders, Lovejoy, Inspector Alleyn, Riff Raff Element and Between the Lines. She transferred to BBC Training as a Senior Course Producer where she ran a portfolio of PA courses including specialist courses in Drama Continuity and Drama/Doc Continuity.
She also designed and oversaw the Intro and Advanced Script editing courses. She is now working as a Freelance Script Supervisor for both the BBC & ITV and runs Script Supervisor training sessions for Grand Scheme Media. Caryn has also recently completed working on CBBC's, Millie Inbetween, and is well versed in the responsibilities of working in Children’s TV.
FEEDBACK ON OUR SCRIPT SUPERVISOR COURSE
"Very talented course leader"
"I was craving for more!"
"I really enjoyed it"
"The chance to shoot was very helpful"
"I now know enough to pursue script supervising"