Script supervisor workshop for film

Career stages
Early, Experienced
ScreenSkills funded

This training programme is for film freelancers looking to move into a script supervisor role. Delivered by The Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT), the five-day practical workshop will examine the role and its responsibilities. By the end of the course particpants will be capable of providing assistance to experienced script supervisors in the workplace; to put into practice what they have learned, as well as consolidate their knowledge to enable them to ultimately work on their own.

Following the course, paid opportunities to shadow a script supervisor on a feature film may be open to a select number of particpants. Where available, these will take place before end January 2023.

This programme course is supported by ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery.

Who it's for

This opportunity is for someone who wants to be close to the action on set, likes to work independently, relishes responsibility and has:

  • Fantastic attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and administration skills
  • An understanding of physical and post-production
  • Advanced communication and diplomacy skills
  • Resilience and stamina
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure   

You need to have:

  • Three or more years’ professional experience
  • A minimum of three credits (not including entry level/runner credits)

Those who have current and/or previous experience in the following roles are likely to have skills that would transfer well into the script supervisor role:

  • Production assistant
  • Production coordinator
  • Production secretary
  • Camera assistants
  • Script editors
  • 3rd assistant directors

We also welcome applications from those looking to return to work following a career break who have equivalent experience.

What it covers

Delivered by an experienced script supervisor, this five-day course will cover:

  • The role and responsibilities of the script supervisor
  • Set etiquette and shot terminology
  • How to time and break down a script
  • Coverage, eyelines, crossing the line and how to match the action
  • Working with other production departments
  • Logging and detailing shots
  • Knowledge of paperwork requirements
  • Develop the professional skills needed in the role

Practical exercises will involve shooting short simple scenes covering observational issues, followed by discussion. Also covered will be the various standard paperwork formats and software packages available to facilitate the script supervisor’s work.

The first two days will cover the theory and practice of script supervision supported by practical exercises. The following three days will be entirely practical, involving preparing, filming and editing a short film, intended to give participants as much on set and post production knowledge as possible.

Access requirements: If there is anything we can do to accommodate your attendance please indicate on your application form or contact

How to apply

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Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT)

Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT)

The Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT) is a an association of knowledgeable, qualified and craft trained camera technicians. Membership is by invitation which ensures that the highest industry standards are maintained.

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