How to slate
Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:59 AM
The way I used to do it.
Writing on the slate: Scene Number and letter for camera setup, take, and roll. (what do you do when you run out of letters (more than 26 camera setups in one scene?)
Calling out loud Roll # Scene #, "letter" and take.
Clap the slate.
(doing a tail slate if not possible doing the slate in the beginning)
Anything else important especially when shooting on film? (Used to do it only on a couple video productions but never on a production who shoots on film (except for my own 16mm shoots).
Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:31 AM
Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:40 AM
Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:42 PM
Also, if you are shooting film, to conserve film you would call out the scene # and take after sound calls "speed". then when camera speeds, all you have to do is call "marker" and clap the sticks and get out of the scene as fast as possible.
Make sure you go over this with the ac, ad, and sound before you do this. Very efficient and saves film.
Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:07 PM
Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:45 PM
Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:03 PM
Of course in unique situations there are other methods of slating. My favorite was on The Abyss where they were shooting sync sound underwater since the actors were wearing hard hats which had coms built in. In order to slate they would hit the actor in the face with the slate so that the microphone would pick up the click and the camera would see it. While it can sometimes be tempting to do this on dry land I do not recommend it.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:35 PM