Below is a very basic tutorial on Hand Signals for Lighting Technicians.
These hand signals are very commonly use by the grip & lighting departments and DOP on many film sets across North America.
Although not every single hand signal will not be used exactly as seen in the video, it can still be very beneficial to at least have a basic idea of some of the signals that might be used to direct you while you are working on light.
Do you have our own hand signals that you use? Many crews become so accustomed to working together that they develop their own hand signal and even lingo. This is a normal part of working on set and can save you a lot of time and energy.
If you have special hand signals of lingo that you use on your sets with your crew, feel free to share them in the comments section below.