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  1. Acting for the camera.
  2. Acting in front of camera: is the emotion large.
  3. Acting on the stage and for the camera are the same, the difference is proportions.
  4. Actors understand the camera.
  5. As an actor take practical advice from directors, etc. You must try to look good for camera.
  6. Ask camera where are they framing me. The closer, minimal acting.
  7. Back of mind understand camera. Big inside, not outside for camera.
  8. Be aware of what is being seen; where is the camera, what is it doing.
  9. Be aware of the technical things of the camera.
  10. Camera is slightly above eyes.
  11. Camera makes things bigger; makes lying bigger.
  12. Camera must be still before a cut.
  13. Directors know camera not acting.
  14. Director turn actors loose on set. Then lock it in for camera.
  15. Do less, camera blows it up. Simple.
  16. Don't self indulge, remain the actor until you step up to the camera. As actor you can listen to instruction, not in character.
  17. Do not repeat yourself, but do again what caused it.
  18. Do things on your line, so camera will stay on you and not cut to other actor.
  19. Eye light, focused on your eyes.
  20. How the camera operates?
  21. Learn how to act for camera.
  22. Learning the camera.
  23. Less - camera blows it up. Simple, simple
  24. Make it littler for the camera. Watch good performance, how they do things minimal and very, very quietly. It's all inside the actor.
  25. Modern acting: Acting is for camera 98% of the time.
  26. Most acting is for camera.
  27. Satisfy the cinematography.
  28. Take practical advice. It helps for you to look good for camera. Don't wipe yourself out.
  29. That is understanding the drama. You're not thinking camera.
  30. The camera can help the actor act. Camera loves certain people, hates others, it is in the bones of the face.
  31. The future of acting now is the value to camera.
  32. The quieter you are, the better for the camera.
  33. The unspoken things, even though nothing was spoken, the big screen will catch the look out of the corner of the eye.
  34. Think camera. Think motion picture. Always simple.
  35. To tell a story: camera has to tell the story physically.
  36. Walk toward camera. Avoid side to side. Camera is audience.
  37. Watch what the camera does for you. If you lie the camera makes it larger. Out of scale. Insensitive.
  38. Why way off: Theater acting is an expensive hobby. What you are going to make a living at 99% for the camera.
  39. Your time in front of camera: use it, set the tone, feeling and theme.

"In the end, it can't look like acting."