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The clapboard is one of the most recognizable tools used in the film industry, but also one of the most misunderstood. In this module, we’ll show you the purpose of a clapboard, how to properly use it and more importantly, how not to use it.


  • 11:04 video that teaches you proper slate techniques
  • Complete companion guide


  • How to properly use a slate
  • Smart slates vs. dumb slates
  • How to properly mark a slate
  • How to mark MOS shots
  • How to mark sync sound shots
  • How to tailslate
  • How to mark a series
  • What are softsticks
  • What to do if you don't have a clapboard
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