The script supervisor maintains a daily log of the shots covered and their relation to the script
during the course of a production, acts as chief continuity person, and acts as an on-set liaison to the post-production staff. They liaise closely about continuity with other departments including sound, costume, make-up and hair, props and lighting. Where pick-up shots are required, they provide actors with dialogue start points and exact continuity details.
Specific duties will include:
- Maintain of log of all shots, including the following information: shot number(s) as seen on script, actual slated shot number(s), and comments by director or DP, continuity information including digital stills references, tape/reel#, camera settings, date, time, production statistics, etc.
- Act as continuity person on set
- Daily cross-referencing with continuity stills photographer to ensure accessibility of continuity stills during production
- Maintain liaison with 2nd AD, provide information for daily production reports
- Provide editor, other postproduction staff with log of footage
Also known as "continuity person" keeps track of what parts of the script have been filmed and makes notes of any deviations between what was actually filmed and what appeared in the script.