Wooden clapper-board

The clapperboard is used to synchronize image and sound during shooting. The clapper is shown at the beginning of each scene, and the sound it makes snapping shut cues the start of the soundtrack. Also, the information written on the board includes the number of the scene and of the particular take as well as the title of the film, the name of the director and of the director of photography. The clapperboard is operated by a member of the ‘film-direction’ unit of the film crew, usually one of the assistant directors responsible for script-supervision. In the British system, the clapperboard is operated by the assistant cameraman, who also loads the film negatives (clapper-loader).
  • Date of Manufacture 1960-70
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