Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dry Erase Clapper Slate for $8



Here's a very useful tool that I was forced to rebuild when my last one was damaged in a production. Essentially a laminated card slapped onto a clapper slate, this can come in very handy when identifying your footage in post. I blogged about this in the past, but when those old links died, I decided to take matters into my own hands--literally!

If you would like to make your own clapper board based on the graphics shown in the above video, I've made them available for download.

Slate it!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Again... What size clapper are you using? I downloaded yr pdf's, but I do not see where a size is indicated. I can build my own clappers from wood scraps, making them almost free. I have my own laminater, but what size are the frugal slate sheets? Thanks! From an FFA member(Famous Frugal Artist)

Scott Eggleston said...

Search eBay for "clapper slate" and you'll find a wood model that measures 7"x8" for around $5. That's the one I used.

MSPhotography said...

I just found the size slate on ebay listed as a Movie clapper wood toy - party favor at 1.99 each. Costs more to ship it than the price of the product.. I dont think you can get much cheaper :)

Luke Reeves said...

You can get these at any party+card outlet store. they are about 1.99 each. They also have a lot of cheep toys that can be used for props.