How to sign videotape in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with the thumb side of your dominant hand against the palm side of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand in a forward circular motion around the palm side of your non-dominant hand, while also changing your handshape to a "T" handshape.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of videotape

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of videotape

End of Sign

Final Frame of videotape

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for videotape
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.
Dominant Handshape for videotape
Curl in all of your fingers except for your thumb into your palm. Place the thumb in between your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for videotape
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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