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The Clapperboard — How to Use a Film Slate (And Why You Should)

8/15/2023 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

The Movie Clapperboard Explained — what is a clapperboard, how to mark the slate properly, and why it is such an important tool for any film or video production.

The clapperboard – that iconic symbol often associated with the film industry – holds a significance far beyond its surface appeal. It's not merely a visual emblem; it's an indispensable tool that plays a pivotal role in both the production and post-production phases of filmmaking. The history of clapperboards is rich and intertwined with the evolution of cinema itself, and understanding their purpose and usage is essential for anyone involved in the filmmaking process.

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