A friend of mine is making a movie, which means that I now have a lot of experience with the clapper thingy. You know, the board with the little arm at the top, and you slam down the arm before they film a scene?

Also, it’s not actually called a clapper thingy.

It’s the slate.

I prefer “clapper thingy.”

My husband and I had the opportunity to appear as extras in the movie. More on the role I turned down and why in this 2 ½ minute inside look, as well as a lesson on how not to be creepy. (Hint: don’t do what I did.)

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