The Slate and its Executioner (Part 2)

This is another great post to help get the most out of the clapperboard.

Blogged by Evan Luzi at http://www.theblackandblue.com/2012/11/05/deciphering-film-slate-1/ Accessed on December 11 2015

Other thoughts include:

  • The clapper must be in focus to be readable.
  • The board must not move until the clap is completed.
  • It should be perpendicular to the ground.
  • No clapping off camera.
  • Clean clap   (otherwise you get a call for 2nd sticks (i.e. repeat)).
  • Soft claps near actors (hearing).
  • Shot letter spoken phonetically  and created for ever different shot (e.g. pulling out, zooming would be  Scene 1 Apha, take 1 and Scene Bravo, take 1 and recorded on the shot list as 1A 1 and 1B 1.
  • Tail clap with clapperboard upside down to show the end point.

More at ( http://www.videomaker.com/article/c3/17029-shot-lists-and-edit-decision-lists-keeping-organized)

Great stuff!

 

 

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