Bus Stop Films Launches “Set Signs” Auslan for filmmaking.
Bus Stop Films is excited to announce a new addition to our Inclusive Filmmaking
Toolkit, “Set Signs”. A series of common words and phrases used on a film set, signed
in Auslan. Additionally, together with SignHow, we’ve added the “Set Signs” series to
their sign language dictionary.
The primary audience for Set Signs is people who are working in the film, TV and
commercial production industries to support them to improve communications with
Deaf/Hard of Hearing people on set. Set Signs does not replace the need for Deaf
Consultants and Auslan interpreters on productions, however is aimed at those who are
hearing and wanting to learn basic filmmaking signs in Auslan.
Bus Stop Films CEO, Tracey Corbin-Matchett OAM says “I’ve had this project on my
mind for the last few years and I’m thrilled to see it come to life. While I’m proudly part of
the Hard of Hearing community, I am still very much on my Auslan L plates. Set Signs
will help us all communicate better on set.”
SignHow co-founder Sophie Li says “SignHow was excited to partner with Bus Stop
Films on Set Signs. We hope that through the clips more people will learn some basic
Auslan for filmmaking and enjoy the thousands of other signs from deaf communities
worldwide in our global sign language dictionary.”
Set Signs was inclusively made by Bus Stop Films using a collection of terms and
phrases commonly used on a film set, identified through a survey of the filmmaking
community. Bus Stop Employment member Jack Small, an emerging camera operator
who is deaf, worked with production company Ten Alphas on the shoot. Deaf advocate
Sharon Xabregas, founder of SignHear signed the words and members of the deaf
community provided insight into the signs for the clips.
The Inclusive Filmmaking Toolkit is a resource for filmmakers to build their disability
confidence in production, produced by Bus Stop Films together with our sister company
Taste Creative. The Toolkit was launched in 2020 and is accessed by over 140 people
a month. https://inclusivetoolkit.com/ Set Signs was funded by the Australian
Government Department of Social Services. For more Auslan head to