WHAT PEOPLE SAY
- On the set of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
DIANA S | CLASS REVIEW | 01/22/2018
What did I know before the class? What have you learned after the class?
I knew quite a bit about being a good Script Supervisor, after all I was taught by the same person that taught Dawn. However, with dawns class I went from being good to being GREAT.
Your thought on the homework given.
The homework was challenging, it made me have to come with my A game.
How did you like being online?
Being online had it ups and downs, trying to figure out how to configure the hardware I bought was a pain in the neck. However, being able to interact with my classmates (who I hope to stay in contact with) was a lot of fun. I really like the fact that I can go back and watch ANY lesson as many times as needed.
What do you think about the teacher?
Dawn is a very caring and passionate person. She cares enough about her students to DEMAND the very best they can give. She reminds me of a mother, A mother knows each one of her children well enough to know when a certain child is slacking she pushes that child to dig deep and do a little more. A mother that worked all day/week on the set of her on project putting in at least 80 hours a week and still finding time and energy to give some to her children/class. THANKS DAWN.
What is your confidence since completing this course?
OFF THE CHARTS!
How do other industry professionals respond since talking this class?
They are amazed at the detail and presentation of the various forms.
Do you have anything else you want to say?
I loved the one-on-one interviews.
PAT M | CLASS REVIEW | 05/14/2021
What you knew before the class and what you know now.
I took what was essentially an 'intro' to Script Supervising course elsewhere that went over the
concepts broadly so I'm familiar with much of what the first six lessons have covered thus far. That course, however, did not have the actionable approach that TAOC has. These methods and practices are 'hot off the set' so to speak. You're learning how things are done in the field, TODAY. I'm confident that upon completion of the thirteen lessons I'll be ready to walk onto a set and know what I'm doing.
Your thoughts on the homework given
Truth be told, I would have preferred to not spend so much time early on making pretty forms. But I understand the importance of presentation. The homework is a grind, for sure, but it's really the only way for these concepts to sink in and become second nature.
How do you like it being online?
I don't think it would've been possible for me to do any other way.
What do you think about the teacher?
I don't know how she does it. Or why, for that matter. I don't think she needs the money or recognition. With the career she's had she could be resting on her laurels and basking in the glow of a long list of jaw-dropping projects she's been a part of. Not just the class, but her activism to elevate standards and practices is her effort to push the craft forward and bring it out of obscurity. I think the industry in general, not just her students, will benefit from her altruism for years to come. But it's not gonna last forever. I get the sense the days of getting one-on-one 'Dee time' are winding down. I don't believe there'll ever be another fulltime seasoned Script Supervisor working at that level who's going to spend hours of their free time teaching and mentoring. Ten years from now who knows what form it'll have.
What is your confidence level so far?
Thanks to many, many homework revisions (lol) things are definitely coming into focus. I was very intimidated by the job after that other training I did and even thought maybe I wasn't cut out for this. Now I'm actually looking forward to showing up to my first gig. I'm grateful I found TAOC.