Friday, August 15, 2008

Fucking Pink Pages!

Scripts get rewritten constantly, right up to the moment a scene has been shot. To make everyone's life easier (i.e. so you know what's changed), the new pages come out in different colors, (blue for the first set of revisions, pink for the 2nd, green, canary, zebra striped and so forth). There's also always a helpful set of asterisks next to any changes so you don't have to re-read the entire script from scratch.

Sometimes, scenes are omitted. Sometimes the writer moves a scene from a park to the beach. Sometimes the writer has changed a character's name.

Every time new pages come out, I've got to cull them for changes that effect the set list. I'm about halfway through revising the set list to conform with the blue script. Someone just handed me pink pages. Fuck!

BitchFest over at Snavely's joint!

I believe that says all that needs saying.

I'm all honored and shit!

Script Goddess has added my humble little blog to her blogroll. Yay, linky goodness. For those of you who don't know it, Script Goddesses (and other, less deified Script Supervisors) are the folks who keep track of who's walking in what direction, how long his cigarette was in Take 3, how full the glass was before the actor threw it at a wall, what lens was up, how many layers of guazy filters were on the lens, (to make the 73 year old actresss believable as a 32 year old character), and on and on and on, ad infinitum. Let's put it this way; while I respect what a Scripty does for a living, I'd rather slam my head in a car door repeatedly, than try doing their job myself. Go over and give her a shout out!

2 comments:

Tom said...

AKA Continuity. But why should a Location Manager know that?

Reminds me that Joan Darling (a very nice lady, as opposed to Joan Collins, who was a real bitch), a respected actress in her own right, was the Dialog Coach for the movie I was in. I'll bet she wouldn't have minded being known as the Dialog Goddess.

Aparna said...

What are you talking about... we a loooove re-writes. I once worked on a movie (as a trainee scripty) which went into quad white revisions. Yup, you read that right - quad white.