not be entirely grateful. Maybe you could assemble it (if
more information would save you time, frustration,
duplication of effort, and help tremendously toward a
successful outcome. On the other hand, if every part
were clearly identified and the exact relationship to
every other part was unmistakably described, you would
certainly appreciate the gift much more. Being faced
very much the same kind of situation.
shooting the scene; however, in most instances, your
slate is more formal. Your regular slate is made to show
includes the command or unit, title or subject, name of
the cameraperson (identifies who is responsible for
filming or videotaping the good or bad footage), date,
identification of each scene on your film.
Operation Desert Storm was the lack of identification of
exposed imagery. There were literally boxes of film and
videotape lining the passageways in the Pentagon. Most
of this imagery was of little value because it was not
identified, or it was labeled inaccurately.
Imaging products must be labeled, so the subject matter
and subject location are easily identifiable on the tape.
Often, there is no opportunity for personal contact
between the cameraperson and editor; therefore, records
true. Inaccurate records can make the video coverage
the "slate" is white with an acetate surface, and the data
is written on it with a black grease pencil. When you
slate a scene, hold the slate in front of the camera lens
and record it for about 10 seconds for videotape or 3 feet
for motion-picture film.
so it fills the complete frame. If your slate is not full
frame, the lettering may be too small to read when the
tape is viewed.
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