CATEGORIES Video, 'Fone Finds
The clapper board is one of the most iconic images in cinema, but what of the brave men and women who wield it? They get into literally every shot of the movie but never make it into the final cut (kind of like George Clooney in 'The Thin Red Line') and what sort of a person dedicates their lives to snapping two bits of wood together anyway?

Well, a behind-the-scenes video from the set of 'Inglourious Basterds' has provided a bit of insight into the life of a clapper loader (and before any of them come on here to complain, we do know if there's more to your job than just the clapping bit). The clapper board is one of the most iconic images in cinema, but what of the brave men and women who wield it? They get into literally every shot of the movie but never make it into the final cut (kind of like George Clooney in 'The Thin Red Line') and what sort of a person dedicates their lives to snapping two bits of wood together anyway?

Well, a behind-the-scenes video from the set of 'Inglourious Basterds' has provided a bit of insight into the life of a clapper loader (and before any of them come on here to complain, we do know if there's more to your job than just the clapping bit).

Geraldine Brezca, who is credited as "camera angel," has a unique way of announcing the scene and take number -- instead of using the usual phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, Charlie, etc) she likes to add a little comedy value to the proceedings.

The cast certainly seems to enjoy it (Brad Pitt in particular cracks up) and director Quentin Tarantino must also, since he's kept his "camera angel" around for five of his films now; Brezca began as a camera intern on 'Jackie Brown.'

Check out Brezca's clapper board action in the clip below -- one of the many extras on the 'Inglourious Basterds' DVD.