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"I remember thinking, I want to work for the camera." - Brendan Fraser

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

"My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours." - Adam Baldwin

"I come from Venezuela, from the independent film arena, and you work with one camera." - Edgar Ramirez

"I like to work my camera as if it were a musical instrument." - Mike Figgis

"John Kerry was always in front of the camera but not out doing the hard work." - Mitt Romney

"I think the theater work and the on-camera work feed off each other. My theater work has become more simple, and my on-camera work has become more energized or more spontaneous." - Michael Stuhlbarg

"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

"The work I enjoy is when the camera rolls, and I like the work in the moment." - Gary Oldman

"I feel like doing theatre helps my on-camera work and my on-camera work kind of helps my theatre work. So I love to be able to bounce through the mediums." - Dan Amboyer

"When I have hiring power, I try to work with women in my camera crew as much as possible." - Elle Schneider

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

"Go around with your eyes like a camera. Don't lose it by talking. Go and listen. And work!" - Jimmy Breslin

"Really, voice-over is great. If it paid as much as on camera work, it's all I'd ever do." - Diedrich Bader

"I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough." - Alfred Eisenstaedt

"When you are a photographer, you work all the time, because your eye is the first camera." - Patrick Demarchelier

"I knew from early on I would go to film school and try to work behind the camera." - Jonathan Ke Quan

"'Donnie Darko' was my first audition ever! It opened my eyes to the possibilities within camera work." - Jolene Purdy

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

"Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it." - Denzel Washington

"When you work with kids, especially, you want to be ready to turn the camera on at a moment's notice." - Clint Eastwood

"I feel that doing theater does give you a good grounding to work on camera. The audience is the lens." - Julian Ovenden

"Theres a subtleness to camera work. You can really create intimate moments on camera, and sometimes that requires a little more precision from an actor because you have to pull people in as opposed to throwing it to them." - Corey Reynolds

"When I work, I really try to get absorbed in the character. Unless I want to do something playful with the camera, I'm not too worried about where the camera is or positions." - Nicolas Cage

"The fruit flies we work with have the equivalent of about a 25 by 25 pixel camera. But that camera is very, very fast, about 10 times faster than the human visual system." - Michael Dickinson

"There's a subtleness to camera work. You can really create intimate moments on camera, and sometimes that requires a little more precision from an actor because you have to pull people in as opposed to throwing it to them." - Corey Reynolds

"I work primarily for the camera-it's not something I really talk about a lot, but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor. The camera is my girl, as it were." - Terence Stamp

"We were using a hand-held camera to film the scene when Morse collapses. The camera wouldn't start. Three times they said action and it still wouldn't work. To this day, they still don't know what was wrong." - John Thaw

"A lot of movies try to set up a world with cool sets, costumes, camera work. In Brick, the world is born from the words." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"I like to do the camera work myself because I kind of feel it, you know, I don't articulate it, I feel it. It's the same with editing." - Nina Menkes

"The key to my work is that I stopped, physically, to observe something. I raised my camera and recorded my observations." - Julius Shulman

"If the guy behind the camera is not good, the pictures are bad. It's still you, and it's the same lines and everything, but it doesn't work." - Vincent Cassel

"I think you should do rehearsal and work at it, but when the camera rolls, you should be ready. Try to make it good the first time." - Oliver Stone

"I was trained in the theater, so I really learned a lot about how to work with the camera, just technically speaking, it's been an amazing learning curve." - Abby Brammell

"I don't want to direct music videos at all. Any work I do with a camera I'd like to be for a film." - Giuseppe Andrews

"I was in the movies. I danced, I sang, I learned to work in front of a camera. It was like being in a repertory company." - Robert Wagner

"I would love to work with Adam Sandler. Because then all I'd have to do is just turn the camera on and off." - David Zucker

"My role, or anyone's role in network news, is to make the person on camera look good. You don't do that, you don't work there." - Lowell Bergman

"I like telling stories, I like movies, and I want to work on films. I think I would feel safer behind the camera." - Suraj Sharma

"I love the work, I love being in front of the camera and working with actors and directors and creating something. For me, it's like learning everyday." - Estella Warren

"I would still encourage somebody, if they wanted to make a movie, to just go take a movie camera. That's clearly been shown to work." - Nicole Holofcener

"Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot." - Ziad K. Abdelnour

"The difference between an amateur and a professional photographer is that the amateur thinks the camera does the work. And they treat the camera with a certain amount of reverence. It is all about the kind of lens you choose, the kind of film stock you use... exactly the sort of perfection of the camera. Whereas, the professional the real professional - treats the camera with unutterable disdain. They pick up the camera and sling it aside. Because they know it's the eye and the brain that count, not the mechanism that gets between them and the subject that counts." - David Hemmings

"The difference between an amateur and a professional photographer is that the amateur thinks the camera does the work. And they treat the camera with a certain amount of reverence. It is all about the kind of lens you choose, the kind of film stock you use... exactly the sort of perfection of the camera. Whereas, the professional the real professional - treats the camera with unutterable disdain. They pick up the camera and sling it aside. Because they know it's the eye and the brain that count, not the mechanism that gets between them and the subject that counts." - David Hemmings

"If you can shoot well, all you need is a disposable, toy camera or a camera phone to create great work. If you're not talented, it doesn't matter if you buy a Nikon D3X or Leica; your work will still be uninspired." - Ken Rockwell

"To be honest, everyone thinks that a digital camera is more reliable and every single time I work on any movie, it's just as many problems, the memory card doesn't work or blah blah blah, it overheats; it's the same volume as another camera. I think people are bit taken in by it." - Robert Pattinson

"Cameras help to minimize collateral damage, and very often, without a camera a missile cannot fire. Certainly, without a camera a drone can't function, which means that the very ways in which we wage war are determined in part by how cameras work and whether they work at all." - Judith Butler

"... photojournalism has its tremendous rewards and it's wonderful work. In what other work can you wander aimlessly with a camera around your neck, armed only with your personal interest and your eyes?" - Larry Towell

"I choose to work behind the camera. And I kind of want to make the work and then run away. The presentation of myself really feels complicated for me." - Zoe Leonard

"Fashion was very important to me because I could practice my acting skills, I could practice working with the camera, I could work with amazing photographers. It just gave me a different field of work." - Sergei Polunin

"When I first moved to New York I had been trying to work on anything and everything I could. From extra work and commercials to short and student films so I could learn in front of a camera." - Pawel Szajda

"A lot of people think theatre must be much harder work than film, but anything histrionic or superfluous gets seen on camera so you have to work to distil it into a complete sense of what's true." - Eddie Redmayne

"To be a series regular for two seasons taught me so much about what it takes to be on a TV schedule and work those kind of hours and just work in front of a camera in general." - Megan Hilty

"Acting time is like flight time: You can work on a simulator, you can rehearse, but unless you're really in front of the camera or on a stage - that's when you really learn how to work it." - John Kapelos

"Work, work, work, is the main thing." - Abraham Lincoln

"The only thing which completely was an amazement to me and brought me to photography was the work of Munkacsi. When I saw the photograph of Munkacsi of the black kids running in a wave, I couldn't believe such a thing could be caught with the camera. I said, 'Damn it', I took my camera and went out into the street." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"I like the ending of the movie [War Horse], simply because it's such a demanding scene emotionally, and yet [the look] is all done on camera. I like the work not to be manipulated digitally. And it's all done on camera [in that scene]." - Janusz Kaminski

"Some comedians you work with, they only turn on when the camera turn on, and they're like sad-faced clowns when the camera's off. And then, they come alive when the camera come on. And you be like, "Oh, damn. You're not a depressed ball of depression, but you are actually funny."" - Ice Cube

"I couldn't be 'Johnny' in front of a camera in acting jobs and behind the camera I like to be 'Michael.' With directing, you can't do it by halves. There's a lot of reflection, and I have found that I, as 'Michael,' thrive on it. It's lovely coming home and feeling that stuff from a day's work as myself." - Johnny Vegas

"In films people basically work for the camera, you know, and that's why actors can hate each other and not be speaking to each other and still look as if they're in love because really they're loving the camera loving them." - Francesca Annis

"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

"It was lights, camera, inaction." - Terry Gilliam

"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

"The truth is, an actor's performance is the result of work by a lot more people than just the actor. When you see that character portrayed up on screen, there is the work certainly of the actor, but there's the work of the editor, there's the work of what the camera was doing. What the music was doing, all of the above." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Obviously, from the experience you get from making videos, you understand where the camera is and how some of the actual technicalities work and so on and so forth." - Shirley Manson

"You can't ever let yourself be thrown by a camera. That's never good for an actor. When you're reading the script, you want to work with someone you trust so there's nothing to worry about." - Jennifer Lawrence

"In all my documentaries I did all the camera work, but in fiction I didn't want to do it myself. I think the machinery is so heavy and demanding that you would leave the actors alone for a long time." - Pirjo Honkasalo

"When I do work, I get so much done in such a concentrated time that once I'm through a series, I'm so drained I don't want to get near the camera." - Cindy Sherman

"The camera can capture thought in a way that's quite surprising and shocking. You can become very simple and minimal in your work and communicate a lot with just a finger or an eyebrow, or a look, or a glance." - Leonard Nimoy

"I come from a visual background. I used to work in the camera department at Warner Bros. when I was a teenager. I grew up dusting lenses and learning about photography." - Colin Hanks

"I think [indications of vulnerability are] why so many portraits work when they're difficult: we believe we're presenting ourselves one way, but the camera always reveals something more vulnerable, despite our best efforts." - Katy Grannan

"Usually I work with a digital camera and compose my works digitally or give them a finish on the computer, in order to make them meet my ideas perfectly." - Loretta Lux

"When I do work, I get so much done in such a concentrated time that once I'm through a series, I'm so drained I do' want to get near the camera." - Cindy Sherman

"Step Up doesn't have to hide anything. These are actually moves that people do. It just so happens that dancers are superheroes. People think there is a lot of wire work or camera tricks, but that's just not the case." - Stephen Boss

"I would still encourage somebody, if they wanted to make a movie, to just go take a movie camera. That's clearly been shown to work. It's just how do you get it seen?" - Nicole Holofcener

"There are days when everyone in the world looks like a Diane Arbus to me. She's a genius but her work is completely different to mine. But on those days I don't use my camera." - Nan Goldin

"Things are going to happen whether you are there or not, you still need someone to push the button on the camera and get it and know it's going to work of the story." - Neil Berkeley

"I'd have conversations with the camera crew about what was going on in the scene, so that they were prepared to shoot it. I love the fact that when you work, you create this tribe." - Susan Sarandon

"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

"I admire people who can step out on their own and work alone - that takes a lot of guts. But I'd rather have the camaraderie on and off camera of working as a part of a group." - Sarah Baker

"Sitcoms are like summer stock. You put it up in three days, and then you do it in front of an audience, so it's a really great transition from theatre into camera work." - Susan Egan

"Usually for cartoons, I record them in the mornings from 9 A.M. to noon, then I have the rest of the day to do on camera. It actually gives me time to work on my own projects." - Greg Cipes

"I'm kind of a tech geek. With the camera work, I chose to shoot super 16, which has a real tactile feel. I feel it's as authentic as possible; I love the way the grain feels." - Ryan Coogler

"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

"The first time I saw 'Private Practice,' I was hooked. The camera work is captivating, the acting is the-best-of-the-best amazing, and each storyline is so interesting and different." - Rachel G Fox

"The writer must be a participant in the scene... like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character." - Hunter S Thompson

"Kissing in the movies is a real art - figuring out where to put your heads so it looks good on camera. I have had other co-stars who couldn't work that out, which made it a lot harder for me." - Drew Barrymore

"I am a big fan of photography, more of being behind the camera - so when I get the opportunity to work with such great photographers, I always try and learn from their technique." - Penelope Cruz

"Making a film of a work you've played for six weeks gives you intimate knowledge of the character. By the time you go in front of the camera you've worked out the behavior and life of a character." - Linda Lavin

"I just want to do more work. Every time I step in front of a camera I feel young again. I really do. It keeps your mind active and it keeps you going." - Ernest Borgnine

"Stunt work offers a diversity of roles and, while I'm used to anonymity, I really like showing off and performing in front of camera, though I know my limitations." - Joel Edgerton

"The camera was waiting for me by predestination and I took to it as a musician takes to the piano or a painter to canvas. I found that I was master of the elements, that I could work miracles." - Alfred Stieglitz

"The truth is, working on single camera, show or film, you have no life. You work 60-80 hours a week. You're up before your kid gets up, and you're home when they go to sleep." - Jaime Pressly

"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

"I get that same queasy, nervous, thrilling feeling every time I go to work. That's never worn off since I was 12 years-old with my dad's 8-millimeter movie camera." - Steven Spielberg

"So anyway, I've learned a lot about myself just in terms of acting but just work ethic and interesting things like full-page monologues or talking straight into camera, which I had never gotten to do before." - Emma Stone

"What I remember most about working on 'Sesame Street' is having fun in the green room with the other kids while waiting for my time to go on camera to work with the puppets." - Tyler James Williams

"For an actor working in television or film, I think it's important to understand how the medium works - how the camera and lenses work and how the sound and the editing works." - Simon Baker

"I think at this point, I'd eventually like to work behind the camera. That's not to say I would never act again, I'm not quite sure to be honest." - Jonathan Taylor Thomas

"I'm a very private person. I don't go out much. I'm home with kids. I go to work. I don't really like being the focus of attention, which is why I like being behind the camera more." - Angelina Jolie

"I just feel that I enjoy the work more than I ever have... or just as much certainly. I enjoy making films behind the camera equally to making them in front of the camera on all those years. I just enjoy it, that's all. I've been lucky enough to work in a profession that I have really liked and so I figured I'd just continue until someone hits me over the head and says "get out"." - Clint Eastwood

"I had prepared myself for the second half of my life [to be] filled with other passions that don't include being in front of the camera. And then all of a sudden I got more work and more work and more work. And I went, "Well maybe things have shifted." And I think they have." - Sandra Bullock

"Now everyone's main objective of taking photographs is to have a photograph for Twitter or Facebook. I find that troubling. If you have an opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama, don't work out your camera or iPhone issues. Sit and a listen to what the man is saying, because nine times out of 10, you're not going to look at that photo. You're not going to look at the video. As a photographer, I don't carry a camera. I have my iPhone, but I don't carry a camera. I want to live." - Xaviera Simmons

"On the brilliance of James Brown's dancing ? and the frustrations of bad camera-work on dancers:cers: I think James Brown is a genius you know when he's with the Famous Flames, unbelievable. I used to watch him on television and I used to get angry at the camera-man because whenever he would really start to dance they would be on a close-up so I couldn't see his feet. I'd shout "Show him! Show him!", so I could watch and learn." - Michael Jackson

"I think the equipment you use has a real, visible influence on the character of your photography. You're going to work differently, and make different kinds of pictures, if you have to set up a view camera on a tripod than if you're Lee Friedlander with handheld 35 mm rangefinder. But fundamentally, vision is not about which camera or how many megapixels you have, it's about what you find important. It's all about ideas." - Keith Carter

"On the brilliance of James Brown's dancing - and the frustrations of bad camera-work on dancers:cers: I think James Brown is a genius you know when he's with the Famous Flames, unbelievable. I used to watch him on television and I used to get angry at the camera-man because whenever he would really start to dance they would be on a close-up so I couldn't see his feet. I'd shout "Show him! Show him!", so I could watch and learn." - Michael Jackson

"We have African-Americans and black people getting behind the scenes more and more, we get true black images in television and film...because we have black people behind them. They can tell stories from those points of view and bring to life those characters who have yet to be shown. As long as we have people behind the camera just as much as in front of the camera doing the work, then we'll always be good." - Keke Palmer

"Work hard or don't work at all." - Walter Payton

"Plan you work and work your plan." - Napoleon Hill

"Plan your work - work your plan" - B C Forbes

"Thinking is harder work than hard work." - Leo Rosten

"Positive work environments outperform negative work environments." - Daniel Goleman

"Work to ride and ride to work." - Anonymous

"Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures." - Susan Sontag

"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

"I like anything with a live audience. I love sitcom work. I hope it comes back in fashion because I really love it. I love single-camera work, too, but in a different way than that live-audience thing, which is really exciting." - Ana Gasteyer

"It seemed to work on camera. And there's very few films - because you make a lot of films and you meet people and you work very intensely and intimately and then you're gone - but there's a few where you actually make friends, and this [The Fall] was one." - Cillian Murphy

"When I'm in a movie, what I always do, instead of sitting in a trailer or watching a DVD, is I go on the set and watch the director work and the actors work, and sometimes I'll hang out with B camera and watch what they're up to and ask questions because there's so much to learn about the medium." - Tim Blake Nelson

"Audrey was a princess, so natural, the camera really loved her... James and I kept each other company during all the rejections. We used to meet, have a cup of coffee and went from office to office to get work and never got work." - Ben Gazzara

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

"The camera is the eye of history." - Mathew Brady

"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

"Off-camera, I sound like Perry Como." - Gilbert Gottfried

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

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

"Actually, I think I'm funnier off-camera." - Teri Polo

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

"Work hard, play hard." - Wiz Khalifa

"Work ethics eliminates fear." - Michael Jordan

"Work usually follows will." - Louis Pasteur

"Work. Don't Think. Relax." - Ray Bradbury

"Work hard at . . . something." - David Nicholls

"Writing is hard work." - William Zinsser

"Work, finish, publish." - Michael Faraday

"Amateurs hope. Professional work." - Garson Kanin

"Attractive things work better." - Donald A. Norman

"Make it work" - Tim Gunn

"Poetry is God's work." - Katy Lederer



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