- n. film A device used in film production, having hinged boards that are brought together with a clap, used to synchronize picture and sound at the start of each take of a motion picture or other video production.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a device which synchronizes sound and picture while making a motion picture, consisting of boards held in front of a movie camera, which are are banged together.
- n. photographic equipment used to synchronize sound and motion picture; boards held in front of a movie camera are banged together
- clapper + board (Wiktionary)
“Both suffer from performers who should never be allowed in front of a camera without a clapperboard.”
“Draw on a clapperboard design and write the party details on the back of the card.”
“We pulled into a short driveway in front of a small, clapperboard house that was dingy white and in need of paint.”
“She's on the west bank, three berths down -- that's south -- from No. 7 Granary, Novosibirsk, black clapperboard with the Russian flag painted over the main doors, recently done. ”
“Once inside, he got work as a scene-painter, later progressing to the clapperboard.”
“Passersby eyed one guy as he snapped a clapperboard, while the boom operator positioned the microphone overhead.”
“Elsewhere, the show really went to town on the cinematic theme with a Star Wars-style opening sequence, copious clapperboard graphics, film canisters littering the set and Bruce”
“If you want a clapperboard image try this, or email me for the original plus some others: -”
“HI, does anybody know how to put a clapperboard between scenes? ...”
“It might make sense to use a traditional clapperboard or syncboard, at the beginning of each take to make syncing of the audio and video easier.”
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