Jonathan Barbato is a script supervisor who has been working in the industry for over six years, and has been a member of IATSE Local 161 since 2012. He is able to ensure the continuity of your film as well as quickly create legible edit logs and lined scripts using his self-developed digital workflow that is customized for each production. With experience in feature films, commercials, and music videos, Jonathan has worked with PBS, Showtime, MTV, HGTV, and Hasbro Toys. Recently he worked on Brian Evan’s music video At Fenway, staring William Shatner.
You can find samples of his work by visiting the work samples page. He can be booked as a local anywhere in New York and New England. Contact him directly at (781) 718-6110 and email@example.com.
WHAT IS A DIGITAL SCRIPT SUPERVISOR?
A Digital Script Supervisor provides enhanced script supervisor services in a completely digital format. Using a tablet computer, I line and note the script by hand rather then using a keyboard and mouse. This allows me to be more mobile on set and use time tested script supervising techniques in an accurate, quick, and legible digital format.
ENHANCE AND EASE THE EDITING PROCESS
Editors receive each day’s notes immediately at wrap up, often before they get any footage. Many commercial sets are editing the spot as it is being filmed. Using a digital workflow, the editor can have up to the minute continuity notes along with the footage. The Visual Editor’s Log contains stills for every setup of the day’s filmed scenes. This creates a virtual storyboard with detailed information about each shot. The notes are 100 % digital and can be sent over email or flash drive. This eliminates any delays between filming and post-production.
Save the planet by employing a digital script supervisor. A typical script supervisor uses paper for two print outs of the script (a scratch copy and an editor’s lined copy), editor logs, production reports, afternoon reports, and end of the day reports. Immagine how much paper is used on a 100 page script that is in production for five weeks. By going digital, the production not only saves time and effort, but also a tree.
- Tablet computer – hand written notes instantly converted to type
- Bluebeam Revue – lined script and notations
- Excel – Digital Visual Editor’s Log, facing pages, production reports
- Continuity video capture – direct from monitor capture for continuity playback
- Digital camera – continuity stills
- Stopwatch Ring – hand never needs to leave the pen.