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Birns & Sawyer 485100 Economy Chalkboard Production Slate with Black and White Clapper Sticks

B&H # BISCBWC Mfr # 485100
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You Pay: $49.50

The Birns and Sawyer #485100 is the economy version of the traditional chalk board-style production scene marking slate. Slightly lighter in weight than the standard #485130 this slate measures 7 ½ by 11 inches and it will fit into a camera assistant's front-box.

Writing Surface Chalkboard
Dimensions (HxW) 7 ½ x 11 inches
Clapper Black and White

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Birns & Sawyer485100 Economy Chalkboard Production Slate
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (4)
    • Independent films (4)
    • In the studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3), Film student (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    It's good.

    By Mr. T

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Not EXTREMELY durable

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films

    Comments about Birns & Sawyer 485100 Economy Chalkboard Production Slate:

    I use this slate for syncing independent films. It's got a nice clap. Not too bulky. Chalk erases well. Be aware, however, that it is essentially a chalkboard. There is no backing to support it so while it can withstand repeated claps, if you set something heavy on it, it is probably going to break. This slate probably isn't appropriate for complicated shoots, as it doesn't provide enough space to write extra stuff on it. But as a part of the whole professionalism image, no actor will notice the difference.

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    4.0

    It's good

    By xaraz

    from Canada

    About Me Film Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Birns & Sawyer 485100 Economy Chalkboard Production Slate:

        Very good considered the price[...]Over all very good

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        5.0

        Perfect for beginners

        By Stephieee

        from Indiana

        About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Birns & Sawyer 485100 Economy Chalkboard Production Slate:

          We are relatively amateur filmmakers, so this product is perfect for bumping us up to a higher skill level while still keeping the price low.

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          5.0

          Perfect fit for small studio budget

          By Bob G

          from San Diego

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Birns & Sawyer 485100 Economy Chalkboard Production Slate:

            Can't do a video without a clapper board, and this one is well built and perfect for my uses. Easy to write on and it adds a lot of character to my video shooting. Fun to say "Lights, camera action too!"

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            4.0

            It does the job

            By Sherman Oakes

            from Santa Cruz, CA

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Robust

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Birns & Sawyer 485100 Economy Chalkboard Production Slate:

              What can one say? It is a clap board and it does a fine job of clapping.

              I'm doing lightweight training videos with simply synchronization needs, so I don't need anything fancy. I do appreciate that it isn't one of those tiny boards.

              I like that it uses chalk rather than dry-erase markers; chalk seems much more green and there is no temptation to accidentally write something using a permanent marker.

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              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Marco Dearaujo

              from Shrewsbury, MA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Birns & Sawyer 485100 Economy Chalkboard Production Slate:

              Nice for everything

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