Chicago Script Supervisor: Morgan Bass

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July 26, 2016 | 1-Exposing The Crew, Producers




Script Supervisor


Morgan Bass

A “Script Supervisor” is the person responsible for the continuity in a production.

(WARNING: This film contains adult language and may not be suitable for a younger audience.)

Hi everyone and thanks for joining us here at Exposing the Crew: A Place for Chicago-made Short Films!

This week’s ETC HIGHLIGHT is the short film Silverware.

“A Script Supervisor’s job is not just continuity. It’s also keeping track of everything that happened on set each day.” (Justin Jackola, Director at JJack Productions).

Script Supervisor, one of the most crucial roles in film-making, is the title that belongs to this week’s ETC EXPOSED crew member, Morgan Bass.

During Pre-production, the Script Supervisor provides basic information, such as, time of day (in story order), and a one-line synopsis of each scene. This helps to ensure that all of the departments are in sync during filming, and know when and where they need to be next.

The Script Supervisor works closely with all departments, and keeps track of the production’s daily progress.  However, they are considered the “right hand” to the Director and DP, because the notes they keep are paramount for every scene.  These notes are compromised of information regarding wardrobe, props, set design, hair, make up, character action (including eye lines), and spacial relationship between characters.

Once a filming is complete and headed into post production, these notes also help the Editor cut a scene to tell a story in the way that it should appear.

This week’s ETC HIGHLIGHT was submitted by Pink Hippo Productions.

Thank you for watching this week’s “EXPOSED” short film, and reading our blog Exposing the Crew: A Place for Chicago-made Short Films!

See you next Tuesday!