The script supervisor working on your show will deliver pages every day which include the lined script, notes for each page, and other summary information. This is important documentation which the editor will use throughout post-production.
There is a method to properly assemble these pages for the editor…you don’t just stuff them into a binder.
Sort the Lined and Note Pages
Place a lined script page face up, say page 65, to your right. On your left, place the note page which refers to script page 65.
Next, lay them on top of each other – face to face. Three-hole punch them on the left edge.
As you assemble the binder make sure you don’t turn to any blank pages. This requires that you staple opposite pages together, i.e.: the back of script page 65 to the back of script notes for page 66. Staple vertically near the extreme edge, top and bottom. As pages are added and changed you will need to disassemble and re-staple as needed.
Sort the summary pages into groups and insert them into their own section of the binder. No stapling required.
Mistakes to Avoid
- Three-hole punch is misaligned
- Punching the wrong side of a note or scirpt page
- Don’t confuse a scene number for the number of a script page
- Failing to re-copy and darken a hard-to-read page