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off camera

1. Outside of the view of a camera's lens during a photo or video recording. Hyphenated if used before a noun. You can see the suspect signaling someone off camera just before the end of the clip.
2. While not being filmed or photographed. Hyphenated if used before a noun. The two fighters play up their supposed feud for the sake of television dramatics, but they're actually great friends off camera. The off-camera antics of the actor during the making of the film has led to a reluctance by many to work with him in the future.
See also: camera, off

on camera

1. Within the view of a camera's lens during a photo or video recording. Hyphenated if used before a noun. You can see the suspect signaling someone on camera just before the blast.
2. While being filmed or photographed. Hyphenated if used before a noun. The two wrestlers play up their on-camera feud for the sake of television dramatics, but they're actually great friends in real life. He is renowned for his calm, dignified demeanor on camera, but the famous talk show host is a rather brash loudmouth in person.
See also: camera, on

on camera

Being filmed, as in When the talk-show host began, I wasn't sure if we were on camera. This usage dates from the first half of the 1900s, soon after the birth of motion-picture and television filming. The same is true of the antonym off camera, meaning "outside the view of a movie or TV camera," as in Go ahead and scratch-we're off camera now.
See also: camera, on

on ˈcamera

being filmed or shown on television: Are you prepared to tell your story on camera?
See also: camera, on

in camera

Outside of the public view: The committee met in camera to discuss the report.
See also: camera

off camera

Outside the field of view of a movie camera.
See also: camera, off

on camera

Within the field of view of a movie camera.
See also: camera, on
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