This Cheat Sheet Contains All the Walkie-Talkie Lingo You Should Know on Set

Don't know anything about walkie codes and radio etiquette? That's okay, this infographic will help bring you up to speed.

Unless you've worked on a professional film production (or read one of our previous articles about it) walkie-talkie lingo probably seems like a foreign language to you. This can create some real confusion and anxiousness when you arrive on your first real film set and have to awkwardly announce to everyone that you have to go to the bathroom instead of confidently giving the ol' "10-1" or "10-2" code before heading off to the john. This is why becoming fluent in the lingo is super important, and StudioBinder wants to make the process a little easier for you.

Back in August, StudioBinder shared a video that covered all of the crucial codes needed to communicate clearly and efficiently with crew members on set via walkie-talkie, and while that was great and very helpful, they've decided to make the information a little more accessible.

They've now come out with a handy-dandy cheat sheet that you can reference anywhere, anytime. It comes complete with 22 of the most common codes, a handful of walkie slang terms, and 13 tips on how to follow walkie-talkie communication etiquette. And the best thing about this is that it's totally free. 

It's a great resource to use for your very own personal learning guide, but it works even better as a cheat sheet that you can hand it out to your crew to help them understand how to properly communicate with other crew members while on set.

If you want to download your own copy, head on over to StudioBinder. This thing is totally free, but you will need to provide your email address.     

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Very useful list. One thing I would say as an AC - Baby legs are the legs of not just any camera tripod, but specifically the set lower to the ground than the standards typically used. Thx.

December 9, 2017 at 4:29PM

Sam A

You are not supposed to fly in talent to set, they are always invited and never rushed.

December 11, 2017 at 10:01AM


Bahasannya menarik dan bermanfaat untuk pembaca seperti saya

October 16, 2019 at 12:51AM


Very useful

March 27, 2020 at 10:01PM