Cinema Workshops

"Hi Randi,
I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that your efforts in teaching script supervising is certainly paying off. I am doing well. I've been working steadily and am becoming very comfortable with the job. One short I worked on I nonchalantly let them know that the way they were setting up a shot the eye-line would be wrong, because, you know, that's my job, and the whole crew acted like I saved the day. The director and the DP were so appreciative of my attentiveness. It felt really good and I have you to thank!! I just got hired on my first feature and am very excited. It starts in May and goes for five weeks. So, thanks again."

- Erin Tambellini

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The Craft of the Script Supervisor

CINEMA WORKSHOPS offers a comprehensive series of workshops. The classes are hands-on, interactive, and thorough. You will find a summary of each listed below. Please click on your desired workshop for detailed course description, schedules, locations and tuition.

The Complete Script Supervising Beginning Course: Includes Parts A & B: (27-Days Taken Concurrently)

These two comprehensive workshops, Part A and Part B, are the complete beginning script supervising course offered through CINEMA WORKSHOPS and should be taken concurrently if possible. In order to enroll in Part B, it will be mandatory that you have enrolled and completed Part A. (Ideally, as mentioned, these two parts should be taken concurrently, but if necessary, you can choose to take Part B at a future date when such schedules become available). Part B is also available to anyone who has had equivalent on-set or script supervising training and experience that covers the information offered in Part A. Each class must be individually purchased (see each page's details for pricing, including early registration discounts.

Part A: Beginning Script Supervising

The Beginning Script Supervising Workshops cover all the hard and fast rules of filmmaking that every script supervisor must know. The course includes all the fundamental skills needed to successfully script dramatic films for film and/or television. >>Click here for workshop details. *

Part B: Beginning Script Supervising
"Will it Cut?"

This workshop has been designed for the script supervisor who has completed the Part A workshop. (It is also available to anyone who has had equivalent on-set or script supervising training and experience that covers the information offered in Part A.) We will continue our work from Part A into Part B. It will l cover blocking strategies for larger groups of people, crossing the line strategies and script supervising more difficult sequences with a discussion on problems and solutions for matching with multiple characters and eyelines. This section will also cover an overview for Scripting Episodic and Scripting VFX, which will include all the basic information about working on a visual effects team, terminology. >>Click here for workshop details. *

Script Supervising for Commercials

Script Supervising for Commercials is designed for the student who would like to pursue a career as a script supervisor on commercials and/or have an interest in learning the differences between film and commercials to diversify their experience. This class will build on the foundations from the Beginning Script Supervising workshop. Click here for workshop details. *

Beyond the Basics:  Script Supervising Complex Movies & TV (VFX, 3-D, SPFX)

This course will present information about working with a VFX team and place special emphasis on script supervising for VFX. The lessons will include maintaining continuity, additional camera notes, slating, and plate shots. Films (including ones the instructor has worked on) and visual examples will be utiliized to explain how the elements for VFX are achieved. Script notes from several films will help demonstrate the various ways the script supervisor keeps notes. Click here for workshop details. *

Director's Workshop on Continuity

This course has been taught to aspiring directors, directors of photography, script supervisors, producers & editors in several film colleges within the United Sates. It is designed to help film makers understand the rules of continuity in order to improve how they prepare, shoot and complete their films. Click here for workshop details. *

Digital Scripting Workshops will be offered during the year

Digital scripts supervising courses will be organized based on demand. Please let "CINEMA WORKSHOPS" know if you are interested in learning to script digitally and what software program you are interested in studying. Once we have at least 4 people interested in a particular software program for scripting digitally, we will form a workshop series and announce it on social media and the website.

Digital Scripting: ScriptE Systems

Please contact ScriptE Systems directly for workshop dates or Randi Feldman at CINEMA WORKSHOPS. Click here for workshop details. Space is limited *.

* Most courses are limited enrollment.
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Cinema Workshops Advantage

Valuable Course Workbooks
will supplement most of the workshops and may include anything from exercises, forms, information and essays about the theories and rules of filmmaking to references for getting suggested equipment and supplies.

Smaller classes with more individual instruction and hands-on training.

Get referrals to projects that are being shot by first time directors and student filmmakers.

Receive an hour of free consultation before or after a filmmaking project.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are listed in the individual course detail pages.

Tuition Discount
For Spring of 2024, we offer a 20% discount for Part A and Part B workshops to students registering before April 25th, 2024.

National Workshops

In-person workshops typically offered in Los Angeles and New York are not currently scheduled due to the pandemic; select courses are available online.

At this time, workshops are available only for Script Supervising Part A and Part B online via Zoom.