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Using a slate

Using a slate: Creating a Short Film: 06 Working on Set
Using a slate: Creating a Short Film: 06 Working on Set

On a film set, the clapperboard (also called a slate) is one of the most iconic pieces of movie gear. After calling shots, a crew member (usually the 2nd AC or the 1st AC) s responsible for slating shots. This video tutorial will examine how to slate shots and how to use a slate, including slating etiquette: second sticks, soft sticks, MOS, tail slates, etc.

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Filmmaking Shooting Video Video

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