Slating for DV?
Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:56 PM
I know that almost 100% of the time when you're shooting DV you aren't doing sync sound so slating isn't necessary, but when using a tape versus a harddrive where you don't have individual shots do you slate?
I like to slate for each shot or at least each scene so I know where I'm at in the tape, but I rarely do takes, it just seems to take too much time.
Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:29 AM
1. I start out slating it like a regular film job.
2. I'm told to stop because we're recording audio in camera and it just takes up production time.
3. Post SNAFU.
4. I'm asked to start slating again and it's treated like my fault we stopped slating before.
Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:04 AM
2) If not editing yourself, slate
3) when told not to slate stop
4) apologize, as Chris says, when production blames you for not slating
5) cash check, buy 6-pack, watch TV.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:50 PM
I think I'll just slate each shot and not takes.
And unfortunately I have four more months until I can buy a real six pack, so I can't take that advice quite yet Adrian :\ .
Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:11 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:58 PM
Its a big help in focusing the cast and the crew - the snap of the slate, reminds people that this is a take and not a rehersal. To my mind it sometime can help people zone in when your going for a take - true for both actors and crew.