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#1 Tim Tyler

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:14 PM

This most excellent article by John Brawley is a necessary read if you're not quite sure of proper slating procedure. 
 

Slating like a Butler
http://johnbrawley.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/slating-like-a-butler/

 

  1. The Slate goes in at the very last minute.
  2. Know your lenses and know how far away to stand.
  3. Be Quick.
  4. Don’t make the operator chase you.
  5. Exit Strategies.
  6. Read the scene.
  7. Be Steady.
  8. Keep it clean.
  9. Spell it right.
  10. Get it right.
  11. Let there be light but not too much.
  12. Don’t walk away with the slate.

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#2 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

OMG. Yes! I remember it now! The 12 steps! Used in other applications I've been told!
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