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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #39

“I Don’t Need a Script Supervisor”

Why not having a script supervisor is dangerous

 

“Beware of the person who can’t be bothered by details.”5

—William Feather

 

The Fuck-Up…

Remember which hand your actor used to reach for his glass in the master shot from yesterday? How about the shirt he was wearing in the scene you shot five weeks ago? Or what the scar looked like on his cheek in your favorite take? Guess what? With a good script supervisor, you don’t have to remember any ofthat. Small details such as these are tremendously important, and a script supervisor lives in detail.

New filmmakers sometimes fail to appreciate the importance of a script supervisor—that is, until they get to the editing room and realize the countless mistakes ...

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