What Is a Clapperboard Anyway?
Take one! Clack! So what exactly is that board they smack shut just before calling “action” on a movie set? It’s a part of film-making that most people have seen before but few fully understand its purpose. So here it is…. Syncing Images & Audio First, the object in question is called a clapperboard or a slate board. Its first and primary purpose is to help filmmakers sync audio and sound. Often in Hollywood movies, the camera captures images separately from the the audio. So