Suddenly he hears what he thinks is a clapperboard .
'The Rising, take one, start,’ Charles said yesterday as he snapped shut a clapperboard to set the camera rolling on the set of the film at a five-star hotel in Mumbai, home of the Hindi film industry.’
At the end they gave him a clapperboard signed by cast and crew.
I hope he didn't, from force of habit, use a clapperboard when he did his online show.
The clapperboard sounded again, as the director launched the film at a temple at AVM studios on Sunday, cheered by a surging crowd.
Each of the winners in the FÍS Film Award receives a commemorative clapperboard , which can be displayed in their school as a mark of their outstanding achievement in film-making.
The name, if credited at all, is usually down there with the clapperboard guy and the gofer who fetches the clapperboard guy's coffee.
Clips of deleted scenes, bloopers, rehearsals - even just the beginnings and ends of shots, with clapperboard and sound-sync beeps - have the sense of something snatched from a real event, like historical archive footage.
And, last week, two days of filming took place at the school with children having the chance to direct, interview staff and fellow pupils and hold the clapperboard before each scene.
I'm certain that, at any moment, somebody's going to snap a clapperboard shut and shout: ‘Madrid - the movie - Scene 82, take 3.’