within the range of a motion-picture or television camera; while being filmed or televised: on-camera blunders; The assassination happened on-camera.
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How to use on-camera in a sentence
Open-carry activists are known for baiting cops into on-camera arguments about the Second Amendment and state laws.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic | Brandy Zadrozny | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The procedure was captured on-camera and released by the human rights organization, Reprieve.From Public Enemy to Power Broker: Hip-Hop’s the New Global Pop Culture | Lauren DeLisa Coleman | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Scotland has terrible weather—always good as dramatic background for on-camera live reports.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster | P. J. O’Rourke | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During his on-camera appearances on Monday, Mohyeldin was wearing all black as a silent protest of the verdict.
MacKenzie said asking friends and a spouse about an on-camera talent is perfectly reasonable.
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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.
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