my specific details

what does a script supervisor do?

In one sentence, a script supervisor is the editor’s representative on set. I consider myself responsible for:

why are you drawing those squiggly lines?

I work with the tried-and-true binder and pencil. Digital script supervising setups have much to recommend them, but I prefer not having to worry about power supply, program crashes, or gravity (which leads to another kind of computer crash). My pencil is also a lot quieter than a clackety keyboard!

how do you keep track of it all?

Start with an eagle eye. Add a grade-school education strong on memorization (all the states and their capitals, all the countries and their capitals, Greek and Latin roots and meanings...). Combine with a love and understanding of computers and software, and you get a script supervisor with a knack and a foolproof system.