What's the Thing Directors Write on and Snap It after They Say Action?

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The item that directors write on and snap closed after they say 'action' is called a Director's Clap Board or a Video/Camera Slate. They come in various types, from simple to digital.
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This is called a "Clap
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A "clapper" or clapperboard. Source(s) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapboard_….
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It's a scene marker. It's used for editing purposes. So when they go back they can say "oh yeah, this is the scene where Ben Affleck pees his pants" and from there splice
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This is called a "Clap Board". ChaCha!
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