Slating is a thing that happens when filming. Before the director says action he says sounds ready, camera ready, sound roll, roll camera and then usually slate it and someone comes on screen with a clapper board. Slating is primarily used to sync the audio and video up in the editing process, because you can sync up the sound of the clapper board and the video of it. It is also used to help the editors know where abouts in the film they are because it shows on the clapper board the scene and take.


Task 1

For this task we had to go in groups and show different types of slating. We showed a two head slates from different angles, tail slate and MOS. A head slate is when you use the clapper board at the start of the scene before the director says action, a tail slate is when you use the clapper board at the end and you show this by holding it upside down, and mos is using the clapper at the start but MOS is written on it which means no sound is going to be recorded.

In our group we had a director, someone operating the camera, someone recording the sound with a separate microphone, someone coming on screen using the clapper board and someone behind them to make it look more like a scene.

The first time we done this task it did not go very well. Our group was not as organised as we could have been, and we were disrupted because some of our group had to leave so we were not able to complete the task correctly. We repeated the task and were more organised. We also made sure we organised our files correctly because the first time we done it, we deleted the wrong audio files.

We had to sync the audio on to the footage using Avid

Task  2

In groups we experimented with different types of lighting based on 3 point lighting. In our group we had 4 different roles that we swapped round. There was the subject which was the person who sat in the middle who we shone the light on. The director who decided where the light was going to be placed. The camera operator who took the pictures. The light operator who was in charge of the positioning the light, and someone holding the reflector.


The first picture is very blue, we used a dark blue and light yellow gel and placing light to the side of Reece to create the shadows and used the reflector on the other side of the light. The second picture of me was the same set up but with using  a gel, just a white diffuser so the light looks softer. In the third picture the light is still to the side of the subject and we used a reflector with the gold side, and a yellow gel on the light and we didn’t have the light turned up as strong. The bottom picture of Chantel the light was placed behind her and the reflector to the side, creating some shadow on her face and an outline. The last picture of Joe the light was placed quite near to him and then the refactor on the other side but no diffuser was used.