or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Scripty
One thing that all Script Supervisors have in common is that no-one aside from other Continuitists seems to know quite what we do. Most people have vague ideas about aspects of it... but even those on-set with us every day can be just a little unclear about what it is we're actually doing there.
So, since I tend to get asked the same questions a lot, on-set and off, I thought it might help to answer some of them here. And thus was born Continuity 101...
No, the editor cuts the film after it has been shot. I am the editor’s representative on set, and it is my job to make sure that the footage she gets to work with will actually cut together. I also make all sorts of notes to aid her with this.