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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

off camera

Outside the field of view of a movie camera.
See also: camera, off
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Hilton glanced across at her publicist off camera before getting up from her chair and storming out.
When addressed by Gillian Duffy a Labour voter who had had some doubts and concerns on Labour policy issues, especially relating to immigration and education, he was all smiles and charm, only to then call her a bigoted woman when off camera.
Off camera Mourinho said the England post was a big one and the type he was looking for.
Fifi reveals: "Garry and Minty are just the same off camera as on.
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Gaard, who will appear at the Heritage Museum event, described a film set in which the Stooges were all business off camera - plotting their every move, with little rehearsal for quick-and-easy takes - and all laughs with the cameras rolling.
Bobby Ball was on standby off camera in case she broke down on live TV and refused to do the trial.
Off camera, just as we were leaving, Pete said something like: "You know, a lot of people hear the word documentary, and they think Michael Moore, so they don't want to do anything.
In the footage, both women are crying, and a man off camera asks why they have come to Afghanistan, and why America and NATO have sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq.
He has just emerged from the collapsing shroud and calmly walks off camera.