Top Gun, Model Unit Clapperboard

original production material

A model unit clapperboard from Tony Scott's action film Top Gun. The clapperboard was used throughout photography on the film's visual-effects sequences by the technicians of USFX, and screen matches to behind-the-scenes footage and rushes seen in Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun. Marked for use by main title producers Colossal Pictures along the clapper's sticks, the clapperboard is made of wood and features the title 'Top Gun' written in black marker on tape across the centre. The names of Colossal Pictures founder Drew Takahashi and cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs; who were ultimately uncredited for their work on the production, are found below. The date is marked 19 September 1985 in the bottom right. Scenes and takes are marked on tape, with various numbered pieces of interchangable tape applied to the board's rear. The board has damage along the bottom and the right-hand side of the plate from use on set, which matches up with period footage, with signs of natural production wear throughout. 

item: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: production material
movie: Top Gun (1986)
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