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Camera Angles Quotes


"I don't need interesting camera angles, I am interesting." - Charlie Chaplin

"Quilters know all the angles." - Anonymous

"You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles." - Stan Getz

"Visual artists use drones to capture beautiful new images and camera angles." - Peter Diamandis

"Any time you do opposing camera angles, there's gonna be some compromise in the lighting." - Michael Spiller

"It's fun to watch a true-blue movie star at work. They're really unbelievably charismatic. They understand camera angles..." - Ana Gasteyer

"Doing the soaps, every day it's constant training. Dealing with camera angles, the other people - it's great training." - Billy Magnussen

"As with instant replay, NFL Films' use of slow motion, camera angles and the narration of Facenda was not just a technical breakthrough but a conceptual breakthrough." - Tony Verna

"Pictures are much harder to do than the theater... You're at the mercy of the camera angles and the piecemeal technique." - Sydney Greenstreet

"A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion." - Karel Reisz

"A camera teaches you how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"The camera does not lie." - Proverbs

"Off-camera lives are unverifiable." - Don Delillo

"The camera doesn't intimidate me." - Mitch Gaylord

"The camera can photograph thought." - Dirk Bogarde

"The camera photographs what's there." - Jack Nicholson

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

"Abolitionists were men of sharp angles. Organizing them was like binding crooked sticks in a bundle." - Jane Swisshelm

"Like many features of a landscape, knowledge looks different from different angles." - David Bloor

"Not Angles but Angels." - Pope Gregory I

"Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time." - Stephen Hawking

"Balance of light is the problem, not the amount. Balance between shadows and highlights determines where the emphasis goes in the picture...make sure the major light in a picture falls at right angles to the camera." - Elliott Erwitt

"I do photography and I studied film at school. So I've always really enjoyed that and I've got an eye for camera angles I guess. I've never taken that into filming wildlife." - Asa Butterfield

"If you can show something as complicated as two people falling in love with just music and camera angles, well, just think about what you can do with football." - Steve Sabol

"I think we've shot scenes from every angle directors can think of to make it look like different villages. I've directed a couple shows on that set and believe me, it's impossible not to duplicate some camera angles." - Vic Morrow

"I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles." - Nelson Mandela

"I was made at right angles to the world and I see it so. I can only see it so." - Elizabeth Bishop

"The camera cannot, but the photographer can." - Ansel Adams

"The camera is a kind of license." - Diane Arbus

"A camera gives you a purpose." - Ryan Mcginley

"The camera gives you some control." - Ryan Mcginley

"Please state your name for the camera." - Craig Ferguson

"I always carry my camera with me." - David Karp

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

"The camera looks into your soul." - Joe Pantoliano

"I can't hold a camera anymore." - Eve Arnold

"I'm much happier behind the camera." - Andrea Arnold

"I prefer working behind the camera." - Terrence Malick

"I have a wild game camera." - Jenn Suhr

"Though we cannot SEE angles, we can INFER them, and this with great precision. Our sense of touch, stimulated by necessity, and developed by long training, enables us to distinguish angles far more accurately than your sense of sight, when unaided by a rule or measure of angles." - Edwin A. Abbott

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorthea Lange

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"I believe in living with the camera, and not using the camera." - Dorothea Lange

"I don't know if the camera likes me, but I do like the camera." - Celine Dion

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

"I'm used to having a camera in my face but not a camera following me." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"When I start a film, I can sort of shut my eyes, sit somewhere quiet and imagine the movie finished. I can imagine the camera angles, I can even imagine the type of music. Without knowing the tune, I can imagine the type of music it needs to be." - Peter Jackson

"Kissing scenes are never romantic or sexy, they're actually super technical, like, "Move your head, you're blocking her light," or, "Stop looking like an idiot when you kiss her." You do it again and again because of the camera angles and takes and whatnot. So by the end of it, it's not even kissing. All the anything is totally drained out of it." - Will Poulter

"It's strange, the lack of emotion, the absence of drama in reality. When things happen in real life, extraordinary things, there's no music, there's no dah-dah-daaahhs. There's no close-ups. No dramatic camera angles. Nothing happens. Nothing stops, the rest of the world goes on." - Kevin Brooks

"I worked on 'Sarah Connor' even longer than 'Firefly.' And I always remembered how generous everyone was to me when I didn't know what to do, and I didn't know the rules, and I didn't know camera angles, and I didn't know lighting." - Summer Glau

"There's a lot of thinking when you choreograph something. You're not just choreographing some bodies, arms, legs flying around to look cool. It's a lot more complicated and sophisticated. You also have to deal with the connection of the whole film, so when I choreograph, I think of the movement itself, the camera angles, the characters." - Donnie Yen

"I love the luxury of the camera. The camera does so much for you. I like the secrets a camera can tell." - Annette Bening

"While most students were trying to draw one beautiful finished piece, I would be in the background drawing dozens of studies at different angles to use later." - Fred Perry

"In mathematics, two angles that are said to coincide fit together perfectly. The word "coincidence" does not describe luck or mistakes. It describes that which fits together perfectly." - Wayne Dyer

"The angles even Draw strength from gazing on its glance, Though none its meaning fathom may; The world's unwither'd countenance Is bright as at creation's day." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Friendship, peculiar boon of Heaven, The noble mind's delight and pride, To men and angles only given, To all the lower world denied." - Samuel Johnson

"I neglect God and his angles for the noise of a fly, for the rattling of a coach, for the whining of a door." - John Donne

"Magic lives in curves, not angles." - Mason Cooley

"Cock your hat - angles are attitudes." - Frank Sinatra

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." - Alfred Eisenstaedt

"When I'm behind a camera I forget I exist" - Robert Mapplethorpe

"You don't make a photograph just with a camera" - Ansel Adams

"The camera adds ten pounds and ten thousand dollars." - Rainn Wilson

"Working in front of the camera keeps me alive." - Chow Yun-Fat

"The camera is the least important element in photography." - Julius Shulman

"I'm sure that the camera is part of European art." - David Hockney

"When I'm behind a camera I forget I exist" - Robert Mapplethorpe

"I do' have a philosophy. I have a camera." - Saul Leiter

"Don't pack up your camera until you've left the location." - Joe Mcnally

"Take your camera off automatic. You are the photographer." - Steve Coleman

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

"Nobody should touch a Polaroid [camera] until he's over sixty" - Walker Evans

"The camera lies all the time - lies 24 times/second." - Brian De Palma

"The camera relieves us of the burden of memory." - John Berger

"The instrument is not the camera but the photographer." - Eve Arnold

"Working in front of the camera keeps me alive" - Chow Yun-Fat

"I don't have a philosophy. I have a camera." - Saul Leiter

"I do not see eye to eye with the camera." - Isak Dinesen

"Unfortunately, there was no Jackson Pollock of the camera." - Edward Ruscha

" camera is my friend, and I take it everywhere." - Patti Smith

"A good writer writes with a camera, not a pen." - Robert Newton Peck

"It gives you more freedom, the digital camera." - Rob Reiner

"The camera is really the play-by-play person." - Joe Buck

"'I am a camera' but it is a discontinued model." - Bill Jay

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

"Hey, I fool the camera. I'm a liar, a magician." - Janice Dickinson

"There's always a certain amount of camera improvisation." - Allan Dwan

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

"I bought a camera with my first ever paycheck." - Alice Englert

"I think the camera was always my obsession, the camera movements. Because for me it's the most important thing in the move, the camera, because without the camera, film is just a stage or television - nothing." - Dario Argento

"I don't really know how to work a camera." - Zoe Sugg

"They say the camera never lies. It lies every day." - Cesar Romero

"What woman wants a camera following around her naked butt?" - Charlotte Ross

"I like doing film, you know, single-camera." - Ray Romano

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

"There's something inimical about the camera and song." - Stephen Sondheim

"The stigma that used to exist many years ago, that actors from film don't do television, seems to have disappeared. That camera doesn't know it's a TV camera... or even a streaming camera. It's just a camera." - Kevin Spacey

"I made the intentional choice to step behind the camera." - Kathy Ireland

"No photographer is as good as the simplest camera." - Edward Steichen

"I don't like to move the camera that much anyway." - Stanley Tucci

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

"I don't like acting; not in front of the camera." - Spike Lee

"I like to know where the camera is." - Jeff Bridges

"The camera is as subjective as we are." - Bertrand Russell

"I don't take the camera out with me. My eyes are the camera for me every day." - Patrick Demarchelier

"I'm trying to use the camera to get into people's heads. I use camera techniques a lot to articulate character." - Tony Scott

"[The small camera] taught me energy and decisiveness and immediacy ... The large camera taught me reverence, patience, and meditation." - Joel Meyerowitz

"A camera is a camera, a shot is a shot, how you tell the story is the main thing." - Christopher Nolan

"I am very proud of my husband, both behind the camera and in front of the camera." - Pauletta Pearson Washington

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

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

"I like to be flexible in the way I take pictures. I do not use a tripod, and I move around in the crowd, of which I am myself part.... I try to preserve the dynamics of the street, and my way of using the camera tries to approximate as much as possible the way we see: focusing on details, opening up to wider angles, and composing all these very short, fragmented impressions into a larger mental picture." - Beat Streuli

"The selfie has become a new autograph, but it takes twice as long to do as a real autograph. I do it because I'm like, "What am I going to do, these people bought me my house." Why am I not going to take a picture with them except I always say, "You have to hold it up! Shoot down or it's really ugly if you shoot up!" So not only does it take longer, you have to teach them camera angles." - John Waters

"The biggest considerations I had were practical: how do you move such a large number of actors around a small space? So, for example, if I have to have the mother bring a pot of tea from the kitchen to the living room and serve it to the others, how do I, on a practical level, get everyone into the frame? Any decisions I made about the camera angles or movement came out of necessity, versus any sort of stylistic choice." - Hirokazu Koreeda

"It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see." - James A Baldwin

"I'd like to use IMAX. The problem with IMAX is that it's a very loud camera. It's a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can't really do intimate scenes with it." - J J Abrams

"The camera cannot leave the man, but the man can leave the camera. It's in the style of documentary where you make an agreement between a camera and a man and say, "I'm going to film you now."" - Tobias Lindholm

"Aphorisms know the angles, but not the structure." - Mason Cooley

"Why can't we have those curves and arches that express feeling in design? What is wrong with them? Why has everything got to be vertical, straight, unbending, only at right angles - and functional?" - Prince Charles

"It follows at once from the last proposition that the centre of gravity of any triangle is at the intersection of the lines drawn from any two angles to the middle points of the opposite sides respectively." - Archimedes

"The more angles I see, the more confused I get." - Phil Simms

"Love is looking at the same mountains from different angles." - Paulo Coelho

"London is an endless skirmish between angles and emptiness." - China Mieville

"One of the things you have to be able to do, as a comic strip artist, is to draw things repeatedly from a variety of angles, so you need references, and you find the best picture you can." - Dave Gibbons

"I like using LEGO bricks as a medium because I enjoy seeing people's reaction to artwork created from something with which they are familiar. ...My goal is to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before. I also appreciate the cleanliness of the LEGO brick. The right angles. The distinct lines. But, from a distance, those right angles and distinct lines offer new perspectives, changing to curves." - Nathan Sawaya

"Forget the camera, forget the lens, forget all of that. With any four-dollar camera, you can capture the best picture." - Alberto Korda

"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 think about it all the time. I love filmmaking. Whether I'd be in front of the camera or behind the camera, I just love that world." - Nicolas Cowan

"For example, in my dorm, at the University of Kentucky, I had the only camera. I don't think anyone came to college with a camera, other than me." - Sam Abell

"the movie is not a thing which is taken by the camera; the movie is the reality of the movie moving from reality to the camera." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!" - Ansel Adams

"Twenty-four hour news delivers people who stand and talk to camera rather than deliver reported packages with their own camera crew where it's happening." - Kate Adie

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

"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

"Comic timing... is how to have a relationship with the camera and deal with the camera without looking like you are." - Colleen Haskell

"I have a theory that the only way you can be any good is if the camera likes you. If the camera doesn't like you, you are gone." - Howard Hawks

"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

"With film acting, and often when the camera comes very close, you just have to think about something and the camera will pick it up." - Ruth Wilson

"I think from an early age I was aware of how a camera can tell a story, how a movie camera can affect how the narrative is told." - Brian Selznick

"It wasn't like I picked a camera up in 1989 and stopped making music. I picked a camera up and found another form of expression." - Nikki Sixx

"Screen work always boils down to that moment between the camera and the actor or the actors. It always boils down to that, ultimately. You serve the camera." - Alfred Molina

"Although all studios are now moving towards digitalization, a foundation in which we draw pictures by hand hasn't changed, so I foresee that we will continue to keep it in the future. After all, we used the digital method based on a conception of expanding and advancing the expression of the traditional animation cel in Steamboy. The first goal of this project was to overcome limitations of camera angles caused by platforms. On that aspect, I won't go back to the traditional method. I hoped to combine the merits of the traditional method of cel animation with the merits of the new CGI method." - Katsuhiro Otomo

"I can't live and hold the camera, someone gotta take this" - Drake

"I constantly doubt myself. I only feel confident in front of the camera." - Anushka Sharma

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

"The filming of Shakespeare is always problematic, because he hates posing for the camera" - Lenny Henry

"The camera could be a very powerful instrument against discrimination, against poverty, against racism." - Gordon Parks

"The best camera, is the one that you have with you!" - Chase Jarvis

"Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand." - Margaret Bourke-White



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