Directors' Signals

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Signal

Meaning

 

The director points at the performer.

Start what you are supposed to do.

Directors Signals: Start

The director's hand is held up, palm toward the performer with a pushing motion.

Move away from the microphone.

Directors Signals: Move Away

The director's hand is held up, palm toward him with a pulling motion.

Move closer to the microphone.

Directors Signals: Move Closer

The director's index finger moves in a rapid clockwise motion in front of him.

Speed Up

Directors Signals: Speed Up

The director's hands pull away from each other in a repeated stretching motion

Slow Down

Directors Signals:Slow Down

The director moves his hand upward, palm open and up.

Raise Volume

Directors Signals: Raise Volume

The director moves his hand downward, palm open and down.

Lower Volume

Directors Signals: Lower Volume

The director's index finger touches his nose.

Done Correctly

Directors Signals: Done Correctly

The director's thumb and index finger form an "O" with the other fingers up. Like an "okay" sign.

In Position

Directors Signals: In Position

The director draws his index finger across his throat in a slashing motion.

Cut or stop

Directors Signals: Cut
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