Outlander Clapperboard Fun

Outlander Clapperboard Fun

What is a clapperboard? Wikipedia tells me

“A clapperboard is a device used in filmmaking and video production to assist in the synchronizing of picture and sound, and to designate and mark particular scenes and takes recorded during a production. The sharp “clap” noise that the clapperboard makes can be identified easily on the audio track, and the shutting of the clapstick can be identified easily on the separate visual track. The two tracks can then be precisely synchronised by matching the sound and movement. Other names for the clapperboard include clapper, clapboard, slate, slate board, slapperboard, sync slate, time slate, sticks, board, and sound marker.”

No one ever said you can’t have a bit of fun with them. As the Outlander production team knows very well. Maybe they should give lessons in how to have a little fun with  clapperboards. Plus I notice the boards got a lot fancier in Season 2. Another plus, we can see when the episodes were filmed.

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