Today I've got a tutorial focused on using walkie talkies on movie sets! After watching the guide you'll learn the importance of walkie on set, how to setup your walkie and some basic vocabulary that you'll need to know on set. Below I have put together a more extensive list of vocabulary and common phrases. I recommend printing out this page so you have a physical copy that you can learn from!
Using the restroom. (Usually you don't announce this on walkie.)
Bring an item to set or another location.
Removing a piece of equipment.
Turning off something, like a generator.
Last shot set-up of the day.
Production is done for the day. Only say this once the 1st AD has called it a wrap.
Charged walkie battery.
Dead walkie battery.
When someone's mic is open by accident.
Someone who is not supposed to be on set.
You understand the information.
Asking someone to repeat themselves.
Action is about to be called.
Your position on set during a take.
Calling for an individual:
(Your name) for John.
Responding to a call:
Go for (your name).
Respond to channel change:
Switching to (channel number).
Follow up by saying, "(Your name) on (channel number)."
Switch to (channel number).
Busy with a task:
Stand-by for (your name).
Asking for something to be delivered to set:
John, can you fly in a napkin for our director?