In the world of video production, a slate communicates important information on set to editors in the postproduction process. Is there an app that allows you to take that information down on your mobile device? Author Richard Harrington walks you through how to use the app DSLR Slate to mark shot information on camera.
- [Instructor] In the world of film and video production,…a slate is often used to convey important information…to people during the editing process.…It can have information about scene, and take number,…as well as information if you are using film,…or tracking an individual role.…You have the ability to know who the director…and the camera operator was,…as well as date, and other information.…Plus, it can provide a sync point…that can be used to have multiple cameras…or audio sources line up.…This is very traditional, but it…doesn't exactly fit in a pocket, does it,…and a lot of times it gets left behind, or misplaced on set.…
Fortunately though, there is DSLR Slate,…and another app called Movie Slate, that are very similar,…and while you might think these…are only for film and video professionals,…it's actually a great way to visibly slate any project,…giving you important information.…Let me show you how it works.…I'll open this up on my phone,…and there is the app.…Now, it invites you to enter in…information about the production.…
In this course, photographer, video producer, and educator Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the kinds of apps that can streamline photo and video projects of all kinds. Review different iOS and Android apps to simplify your entire production, from planning shoots remotely to recording audio on set.
- Location scouting virtually
- Annotating photos during location scouting
- Creating storyboards
- Slating camera takes
- Recording audio on location
- Forecasting the weather
- Understanding the position of the sun, moon, and stars