Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a clapperboard, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Brian Liepe: Traditional film cameras don't have the ability to record audio, so they've …had to record audio with an external recorder and then sync them up in post production. …Because external audio recorders are also common with DSLR cameras, we have to sync …up the audio and video in post as well. …One of the most common tools for syncing audio and video is the use of a clapper board, also …called a clapper or slate in production. …It is common on sets to use a clapper board app for the iPad or other tablet. …You can input info about the production and the shot, and then have it click like this.…
This gives you a visual reference, so that you can sync the audio and video later. …In a pinch, you can just have someone that clap their hands in front of the camera. …The key is to just do something that makes a distinct noise that you can see on camera. …One last tip: set your date and time in your camera to match the clock on your slate. …Although these cameras don't generate time code you can set the clock in your camera …
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- Understanding aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Using lenses as a tool in storytelling
- Establishing focus for video
- Achieving a shallow depth of field
- Using equipment like clapperboards and matte boxes
- Editing and color correcting footage
- Using cinematography techniques to get beautiful shots
- Avoiding rolling shutter and moiré