Slating can be tough. It's not enough just to do it OK – you have to perfect all sorts of nuances and tricks. With that in mind, this video, "The Subtleties of the Slate," is a welcome tutorial in the more advanced methods of master clappers.
A friend I recently worked with showed me this video. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the clapper/loader on a film called Van Diemen’s Land. It’s a bit tongue in cheek and anybody who’s ever tried a trick slate will appreciate it. Enjoy!