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Sat 19 Sep 2015, 9:30am–4:30pm
Sat 26 Sep 2015, 9:30am–4:30pm
Sat 3 Oct 2015, 9:30am–4:30pm

Where: Metro Screen, Corner of Oxford Street and Oatley Road, Paddington, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+


Listed by: metro

The script supervisor, or continuity person, is a crucial crew-member on any drama shoot, and they’re always in demand. Working closely with the director, the script supervisor ensures all scenes are covered, and will cut together in the edit. They’re required to keep detailed records of dialogue, action, costumes and props, so that different scenes and shots retain ‘continuity’. Their reports and notes are an invaluable reference point, not only for the director, but also the editor who needs to assess how each scene was shot.

Script supervisors need to have excellent attention to detail, great collaborative, communication skills and a good sense of visual composition. They should also have a good knowledge of basic screen processes and protocols.

This course covers all the essentials. You will gain a thorough understanding of the role, the reporting and administrative processes required. You will also be given the opportunity to put your learning into practice by working on a number of practical exercises.

You will learn:
- Continuity conventions
- Key relationships
- Administrative procedures and necessary documentation
- Post workflow (rushes) and camera/sound reports
- Script breakdowns and timings
- Anticipating problems in scheduling
- Script updates and procedures

Industry Tutor:
Kristin Voumard is one of Australia’s most sought after script supervisors. Her experience traverses the breadth and depth of the local and international film and television industries, from big budget Hollywood movies and high-rating television series to smaller budget projects. Kristin’s recent script supervising credits include The Daughter, directed by Simon Stone; and The Principal, directed By Kriv Stenders. At present, Kristin is working on Krampus for Universal Pictures.

International directors Kristin has worked closely with include Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are), Bryan Singer (Superman Returns), Dr George Miller (Happy Feet), Stewart Beattie (Tomorrow When The War Began), John Woo (Mission Impossible II), and Baz Lurhmann (Moulin Rouge). Australian directors Kristin has worked with include Cherie Nowlan, Shirley Barrett, Jeffery Walker, Jess Hobbs, Jonathan Teplitzky, Rowan Woods, Peter Duncan, Daina Reid, and Julia Leigh.

Kristin is respected for the support and guidance she has given to many younger, early-career directors who have credited her more than once for helping them through tough shoots. She is passionate about storytelling, particularly the need to tell stories that are uniquely Australian.

In 2010, Kristin completed a Graduate Diploma of Screen Business and Producing at AFTRS, signalling a long-held ambition to channel her skills and knowledge into producing. Her producing credits include Hush Hush, which she also wrote and directed; and Infinite Regression, which she co-produced.