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Being On Camera Quotes


"I totally love being on camera." - Heather Langenkamp

"I've learned survival secrets from being on camera, and then translated them into everyday life." - Deidre Hall

"I like being on camera, performing, seeing what people have in common." - Eddie Huang

"I think that I need to work on being comfortable at being normal, everyday-ish on camera." - Christina Ricci

"Baby she look like a star, but only on camera, only on camera, only on camera." - Drake

"Being on camera, you have a responsibility to look good. If you don't, you'll hear about it." - Jennifer Lopez

"I am the same on camera as I am off. I can't imagine being any other way." - Olivia

"The big challenge is looking ripped and lean without being too big because on camera, it's easy to appear thick." - Parker Young

"I am the same on camera as I am off. I can't imagine being any other way." - Olivia Munn

"You learn a lot about acting and being physical and being on stage, but there is technical stuff on camera that you can't learn until you do it." - Finn Wittrock

"Being behind a camera, in front of the camera, is my own little deconstructionist niche." - Joshua Leonard

"Being on set with my daughter watching her in front of the camera was a fantastic experience. I am so proud of her." - Cindy Crawford

"It's like being called up in the draft. The peculiar joy of hemorrhaging without bleeding starts when the evil little red light glows on the monstrous camera." - Jack Gould

"Improvisational things about picture-making... learned from working with the small camera early on have served me well in being able to think quickly when making [portraits]." - Dawoud Bey

"I'm an actor and I like having attention. There's a reason I like being on stage and in front of the camera, and it's that interaction." - Tatiana Maslany

"Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs." - Rick Springfield

"Nowadays, everyone has a camera phone, and you have to be careful about being caught out there looking crazy and ending up on the Internet." - Keith Sweat

"I love being in front of the camera." - Paz De La Huerta

"I do not like being in front of the camera." - Kelly Wearstler

"I don't like to watch playback. But being on the set, watching the way the camera is being moved and the way the light is being used, you do get an idea of it." - Christopher Eccleston

"I think that I need to work on being comfortable at being normal, everyday-ish on camera. Unlike a lot of actors, I think that's the thing that I'm not so comfortable with." - Christina Ricci

"It helps so much being on location. It's like the difference between performing for the rectangle of the camera versus a world being created and then the camera finds things within that. There's a huge difference in that, because what it takes away is performance. You don't feel like performing. You're just kind of doing it. You're existing." - Christian Bale

"Normally, if I'm being acknowledged it is for something in front of the camera. This puts the spotlight on the fact that there are opportunities other than just being an actor." - Melvin Van Peebles

"I'm an actor, and I like having attention, I guess. There's a reason I like being on stage. There's a reason I like being in front of a camera. It's that interaction." - Tatiana Maslany

"I don't think it's necessary to worry too much about being authentic. I think a picture taken on an iPhone and then filtered through something to make it look like it was taken on a Super 8 camera can be just as authentic as something taken on a Super 8 camera, if it's capturing something real or beautiful." - Andrew VanWyngarden

"What you think is fake in your head comes off as not enough on camera, a lot of times. You almost have to overdo it, in this overly, sort of Broadway, large-gestures kind of way to come off as being realistic on camera. It's strange. You almost have to act really fake to come off looking real." - Jack White

"I bought my first camera to photograph my brother's children. I learned a lot from that experience. The value of innocence and of not being focused on yourself, and I have to say that these things have remained with me to this day. I can immediately feel when someone is putting on a camera face." - Peter Lindbergh

"We're all living in a casino. It's just Vegas. Everything is on camera. Everything is being recorded. Everything is on audio. The truth is we all have access to everybody else's information." - Ashton Kutcher

"If Im healthy, that comes across on camera." - Erin Karpluk

"I'm gay. It feels so weird saying it on camera!" - Lucas Cruikshank

"If I'm healthy, that comes across on camera." - Erin Karpluk

"I'm willing to go further than other people on camera." - Jane Krakowski

"Men still control the news, both on and off camera." - Jessica Savitch

"Film, television, and working with a camera is such an intimate art form that if a camera is right on you, and I've got your face filling the screen, you have to be real. If you do anything that is fake, you're not going to get away with it, because the camera is right there, and the story is being told in a very real way." - Paul Feig

"My first time on camera - actually, I think my first time on camera was a soap opera: 'Love Of Life.'" - Dan Lauria

"Being behind the camera you have control; you have the ability to make decisions for characters, for where the story line's going to go, how you want to put it out there, how you want to edit it. Acting is like where you paint on the canvas, and being behind the camera is like being either the paint or the paintbrush. They're both a part of the creative process, it's just that they have two different functions." - Kurt Yaeger

"I'm a film rat. I love being in front of a camera. I love being behind a camera. I love talking to the director. I love talking film." - Jim Caviezel

"The way someone who's being photographed presents himself to the camera, and the effect of the photographer's response on that presence, is what the making of a portrait is all about." - Richard Avedon

"I raised my right hand and placed my left on the Quran, which was being held by my wife and mom. Suddenly, I was blinded by a cascade of camera flashes..." - Keith Ellison

"Anton brings the camera. I'll bring a tuba, wear black, not shave, and take us to a burned-down Chinese restaurant. (On being photographed by his longtime photo collaborator Anton Corbijn)" - Tom Waits

"When Javy Baez goes out there, man, you saw him before the game sitting on the bench, saw him waving into the camera, he's just being himself. I love that." - Joe Maddon

"When it comes to my skin, I take it seriously. Being on camera and doing what I do, it's very important to start with a good base. So finding products that work really well with your skin are important." - Shay Mitchell

"One of the things that I love about voiceover is that it's a situation where - because you're not encumbered by being seen - it's liberating. You're able to make broad choices that you would never make if you were on camera." - Mark Hamill

"Being in front of the camera was like coming home. The first time I saw myself on the big screen, it was in a trailer for 'The New Guy', and I just started screaming." - Sunny Mabrey

"I love being on stage or in front of the camera. My work brings me a lot of joy. It helps me figure out who I am. I'm really lucky that I get to make a living at acting." - Dana Delany

"When I watch myself on camera, in any capacity - being interviewed, performing, 20 years ago or yesterday - there's a part of me that really doesn't grasp that it's me." - Kathleen Hanna

"In my 20s, I was a monk. I was obsessed with theatre, not being famous, not with television. I was 20 years on the stage before I set foot in front of a camera." - Saul Rubinek

"Acting, to me, is being given the freedom and ability to play, and that's - that's what I love most about it. I feel very comfortable in playing, whether it be in front of a camera or on stage." - David Wenham

"I'm not so funny. Gilda was funny. I'm funny on camera sometimes. In life, once in a while. Once in a while. But she was funny. She spent more time worrying about being liked than anything else." - Gene Wilder

"I loved being on the other side of the camera. I loved watching another actress in the spotlight, do an extraordinary job, and I loved making her beautiful and interesting, protecting her emotions, and showing people her talent." - Angelina Jolie

"Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts." - Billy Wilder

"I'm comfortable in front of a camera, and I'm used to being watched, although that kind of bugged me at first. On the stage, though, I'm scared. I really get frightened in front of people." - Andie Macdowell

"I love goofing around, and I love breaking people's balls. I do it off camera, as well as on camera." - Vinnie Jones

"The less friendly your relationship is on camera, the more useful it is to be friends with them off camera." - Harry Lloyd

"We're so conditioned to the syntax of the camera that we don't realize that we are running on only half the visual alphabet... It's what we see every day in the magazines, on billboards and even on television. All those images are being produced basically the same way, through a lens and a camera. I'm saying there are many, many other ways to produce photographic imagery, and I would imagine that a lot of them have yet to be explored." - Adam Fuss

"It's your own fault for being so camera-ready," I tell Gale. If looks could kill." - Suzanne Collins

"I quite frequently don't look through the camera, which is very close to being blind." - William Eggleston

"What I wasn't used to was being in front of the camera." - Bryce Dallas Howard

"I like being behind the camera because I can control perception and what people see." - Grimes

"The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same." - Julie Andrews

"Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera." - Kim Weston

"For me, being in front of the camera and training go hand in hand." - Kiana Tom

"By nature, I am a low-key person and like being behind the camera." - Rohit Shetty

"I developed my own production company. I'm reading different books and writing, working on myself. I'm being focused on that, but also being focused on in front of the camera and balancing mommy life at the same time. I just want to continue to move forward." - Kyla Pratt

"What's great about working on a sitcom is that I spend so much time with people who are in other fields as well, such as writing, directing, and/or camera operating. Being on set is like being on a playground. I go from one thing to the next, and I've learned so much and hope to continue learning." - Olivia Holt

"I think what's exciting about doing it as found footage - if we all are being honest, found footage gets a little bit of a bad rap sometimes, but I think that there's a lot of potential in the medium in taking it seriously and in treating the audience with respect and in treating the characters with respect in terms of, why is the camera really on? Where would the camera be when it is on?" - Dean Israelite

"I grew up watching Lindsay and it made me want to do what she does. Just the whole vibe. Being there, being on camera, or on stage, with everybody listening to you it's so cool when people look up to you. I've already been asked for my autograph and it's just a really good feeling to have." - Ali Lohan

"I ask my assistants if they're retarded all the time. When the camera is on you, of course, actors have the ability to make it real. For me, if I'm not talking, it is a problem. I have so much more respect for actors after being in front of the camera, and I realize that the hardest part is when you're not talking. Listening is harder than just acting. Listening is the hardest part." - Brett Ratner

"I think there are a lot of celebrities who put on a performance on camera." - Anderson Cooper

"Maybe law enforcement would like the ability to turn on the camera on your Mac." - Tim Cook

"We can't laugh quite as much on camera, but we sure do on the set." - Mary Hart

"A lot of people don't like to eat on camera, but I eat on camera all the time. I'm standing in for the viewer." - Rick Bayless

"The incredible cinematography makes 'A Walk to Beautiful' almost like a poem; there is a tenderness on display that seems to emanate from the camera. There is also great sensitivity to the women whose stories are being told - never did I have a sense of the subjects being exploited." - Abraham Verghese

"There's a big difference to me between the people who are famous and just accept the fact that it comes with the territory of what they do, and the people who actively seek it out, who intentionally put themselves in the position of being on camera and being famous." - Jon Glaser

"Being behind the camera is where I feel comfortable. I've found something that I feel I, as 'Michael,' can be as confident in as 'Johnny' was on the stage. It's great being part of the creative process. You're right at the start of an idea, and you get to see it all the way through till the end." - Johnny Vegas

"Yes, I got my first Bolex camera a few weeks after being dropped in New York by the United Nations Refugee Organization. That was on October 29th, 1949. With my brother Adolfas, we wanted to make a film about displaced persons, how one feels being uprooted from one's home." - Jonas Mekas

"I know what to do with the camera because I see the giant in the camera when I'm operating it live on the set." - Bryan Singer

"I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen." - Taylor Hackford

"After you play husband and wife on camera multiple times, it becomes easy to be husband and wife off camera as well." - Amy Yasbeck

"I like having the digital camera on my smart phone, but I also like having a dedicated camera for when I want to take real pictures." - Jeff Bezos

"For me, the brand of the camera is not the most important thing. I think you can take good pictures with the camera on your phone." - Anja Niedringhaus

"I hope I'm able to achieve more on camera through stillness, through focus, through being quite careful to do less on every take, rather than more. So I'm reducing, rather than adding. Which hopefully is a good exercise. That's what I'd like to do." - Ben Kingsley

"I've always thought that when anyone receives an award for acting they should always thank their fellow actors, because the only way you're going to deliver your best performance is when you have other good actors on the set supporting you and being very present for you even when the camera is not on them." - Halle Berry

"When I'm on the red carpet, I'm prepared for [the attention.] But the worst thing is on planes, when you're asleep and you're woken up by a camera flashing. That's a little bit much. But what do you do? It's a part of [being famous]. Unfortunately." - Beyonce Knowles

"As an actor, doing animation is definitely on the list of most actors because it is such a freeing, fun, different experience than being on camera. There's just something different about it that's not more fun, but a different sort of fun." - Eric Stonestreet

"When I was on set I tried not to bug Steven Soderbergh too much. "Why did you put the camera there?" But he was very open to my questions and definitely being on his set was really thrilling because he's such a master." - Katie Holmes

"I started with the Oakland A's back in 1971 and there was press at every game and there were cameras on me when I was that young. So with 20 years being MC Hammer, I'm comfortable with cameras so when the camera goes on, I continue doing what I'm doing." - Mc Hammer

"I love being on camera. And I love knowing what's going on in the world. Diane Sawyer is my favorite. She never seems to lower herself to get the job done. She just always carries herself well. I really admire her." - Carrie Underwood

"I've done panel shows, which I enjoy, and on those you're recording half-an-hour of TV and sometimes they film for two hours. But with 'Britain's Got Talent,' you're on camera for eight hours, with a large theatre audience watching - and in between you're being filmed for ITV2 as you eat your lunch." - David Walliams

"When I was on 'SNL,' I was getting weirdly anxious about being on camera, which I had never really done before. And so my solution was just to not watch my stuff. And then I found out that other actors do it, too, and I felt less weird about it." - Bill Hader

"I loved being on the other side of the camera and interacting with the crew. When you are an actor, you have to stay inside this world, but when you are with the crew, on the outside, you are in the dirt, working through all the issues. It's just a different way of working, and I think I preferred it." - Angelina Jolie

"I'll make fun of anybody. We're all about falling down and going boom on camera." - Stephen Colbert

"If life were a camera, I'd have the lens cap on." - Charles M Schulz

"When you're on camera, you can't think of all the technical things." - Harry Lloyd

"A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it." - Edward Steichen

"To be a gentleman is to be oneself, all of a seam, on camera and off." - Murray Kempton

"The secret of photography is, the camera takes on the character and personality of the handler." - Walker Evans

"When the camera comes on, I am not Hayden any more, I am Lizzie!" - Hayden Panettiere

"I'm a big believer in just using CGI to polish what you get on camera." - Tommy Wirkola

"I do my best to not be on camera. I hate it." - Jeff Tremaine

"I'm not really one to be on camera, I'd rather be writing songs." - Jon Foreman

"[Betty in Two Evil Eyes]was my very first on-camera role. With Harvey Keitel." - Julie Benz

"I'm the front man, I'm the man on camera, but there's a whole team beyond me." - Bill Moyers

"The projector will soon disappear. The camera, not really. OK, it depends... it depends on change." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I play myself all the time... on camera and off. What else can I do?" - Harry Dean Stanton

"So I was hugely thrilled that my first scene ever on camera was with Hal Holbrook." - Anthony Edwards

"You talk about what a director, he was smart. He said, Turn the camera on!" - Peter Falk

"I don't get a chance to be funny on camera as often as I would like." - William Sadler

"Everything seems really simple on paper until you take a camera out of the box." - David Fincher

"I've rarely played glamorous roles. I don't mind looking plain on camera." - Joanne Froggatt

"Biologically, I'm lucky - an angular face and dark colouring which shows up well on camera." - Robert Carlyle

"I grew up around horses, but acting and riding on camera is a whole different thing." - Emilia Clarke

"I'm shooting a pilot based on my show. It's a one-camera show. I play myself." - Dane Cook

"I realized the exciting place was behind the camera with the producer, director and so on." - Dino De Laurentiis

"I can zero in on subtle things because I'm holding the camera." - Patrice Leconte

"I spent every day just praying that I didn't look like a big dork on camera." - Lara Flynn Boyle

"I'm quite subdued, believe it or not. I switch it on for the camera." - Cilla Black

"Nowadays, Skype is a generational way of putting both people on camera at the same time." - Richard Lagravenese

"It's a very long and difficult schedule on a single-camera show." - Martha Plimpton

"I have been doing commercials on camera since I was ten." - Ian Somerhalder

"We did very little improvisation on camera, and once in a while we did." - Peter Tork

"I'm funny on camera sometimes. In life, once in a while. Once in a while." - Gene Wilder

"I'm working on bringing the instant film camera back as part of the future." - Lady Gaga

"I play myself all the time, on camera and off. What else can I do?" - Harry Dean Stanton

"I confess it, I love the camera. When it's not on me, I'm not quite alive." - Genevieve Bujold

"Nothing is worth putting my health on the line. Not a camera, not a title, nothing." - Marcel Hirscher

"Over the past 10 years of being famous, my relationship with the camera has not been a pleasant one." - Ryan Phillippe

"The camera adds a certain sheen to things. Something about being frozen in time really makes things sparkle." - Brandon Stanton

"I'm not used to being in front of a camera as myself. I'm not used to watching myself as myself." - Ellen Page

"I really love being onstage - that's kind of home base - but I love the camera, too. I love it all." - Anthony Zerbe

"Modeling teaches you to be completely conscious of the camera. Acting is being totally unconscious of it." - Phoebe Cates

"I had a lot of energy when I was eleven and always liked being in front of a camera." - Brendan Dooling

"I was a very imaginative and theatrical child and wasn't afraid of being in front of a camera." - Kirsten Dunst

"I moved to L.A. to write and direct. I had no intentions of being in front of the camera." - Analeigh Tipton

"Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty." - David Brinkley

"I've always been involved with all aspects of my careers. Being behind the camera seems as natural as in front." - Sarah Brightman

"I'm working 2 days a week right now, narration usually on Wed., and host on camera on Friday." - Robert Stack

"But between the images, we are privy to the real-life action being played out on the set. Peeta's attempt to continue speaking. The camera knocked down to record the white tiled floor. The scuffle of boots. The impact of the blow that's inseparable from Peeta's cry of pain. And his blood as it splatters the tiles." - Suzanne Collins

"A radio play actually ended up being the first acting job I ever had. A lot of times when I'm on camera, I'm playing characters that are more like myself, and I don't get to do a lot of real character work. But when you're doing animation, you are the very epitome of colorful characters. I think I'm just really into make believe." - Virginia Madsen

"Performing is the hardest thing. Even though I've done it for so many years, it's still exposing yourself. You suddenly become extremely vulnerable when you're on camera. You're filmed and you're being observed. It's a bit of a violation each time." - Julie Delpy

"Just as in writing, there are novelistic and sort of pedestrian ways of telling a story, to write a postcard with your little pocket camera and put it on websites. I think that's where the most exciting kind of imagery and content is being recorded and exchanged today." - Jonas Mekas

"Working on camera is a different ballgame in the sense that it's far more intimate work, but the basics and the foundations of being able to create something that isn't necessarily your own instincts - is a character that you have inside your head - whether you're talking about television or film or theater, that still has to be the grounding work." - Rose Leslie

"For some reason, talking is easy for me. Practice does make perfect; I've been doing it for a while. Being out there in a high-pressure situation with a live audience and a live TV camera on you, it brings something out. It's very organic." - CM Punk

"I don't want to be in front of the camera forever. I'm not thirsty. I'm not a pop star. I don't want to reign over all forever. I don't want to be famous! It makes me feel sick, the thought of being a famous person. It's just not me. I'm the happiest when I'm in the studio, not on a beauty parade." - Fka Twigs

"I remember hearing someone say that good acting is more about taking off a mask than putting one on, and in movie acting, certainly that's true. With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul, hopefully. So being able to do that in a way is terrifying, and in another way, truly liberating. And I like that about it" - Annette Bening

"I like terrifying. Modeling's terrifying to a lot of people too. Standing in front of a camera is terrifying. I like a challenge. Sailing really forces you to be present and in the moment. You kind of forget about the bullshit of life. Your thoughts go away because you're focused on making sure everything's working. I like being in that place." - Daria Werbowy

"It's a product of being an actor, you know? A lot of your work doesn't end up on camera and some of the best things aren't always in the final product. But yeah, a lot of my stuff got cut and it was painful, but I know it was for the better of the movie." - John Leguizamo

"I was hoping, actually, that being on the other side of the camera in a scary movie, see how it's filmed and maybe you won't be as scared next time you watch one... didn't really work out! Because I know it's fake, but I just get so into it." - Taissa Farmiga

"After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film." - Gillian Anderson

"In the the late seventies and early eighties, I played background roles in thirty movies... Woody Allen movies, Scorsese films, you name it. Whatever was being shot in New York, I was doing stand-in and background work because I wanted to be close to the camera; I wanted to see what was going on." - Tobin Bell



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