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The camera is interested in what you are thinking as
by Ajay Naidu

The camera is interested in what you are thinking as
opposed to just what you are doing or saying.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to keep your head up and follow what you believe is right.
- Ajay Naidu

I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify
themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.
- Ajay Naidu

I think that rap is narrative, when it's done right.
- Ajay Naidu

 

I had been working early in my life in films -
since I was 11.
- Ajay Naidu

I think that I have sold out sometimes.
- Ajay Naidu

America makes up its own mind about what it wants to see.
- Ajay Naidu

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I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope.
It is sort of like a laboratory.
- Ajay Naidu

I got heavily into the drum-and-bass scene,
which is really wicked.
- Ajay Naidu

In every character I play, I try to imbibe something.
Every film is a learning process for me.
- Ajay Naidu

There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest
in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast,
open sky and loneliness and cold.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to make your own stuff.
Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not
stop involving yourself as a creative person.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to tell good stories.
You can tell stories even if they are not huge,
epic, and wonderful.
You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.
- Ajay Naidu

Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp.
I had so many different ideas swirling between culture
and how to tie things together.
- Ajay Naidu

The turntable is now an instrument at the Smithsonian.
- Ajay Naidu

All India radio was worldwide.
- Ajay Naidu

You have to work with what you are given,
even in Shakespeare.
we have our form and it is important that we free ourselves through it.
- Ajay Naidu

I hear music as narrative.
- Ajay Naidu

Rap is rhythm and poetry.
Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
- Ajay Naidu

I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.
- Ajay Naidu

There's got to be something greater than us.
- Ajay Naidu

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young.
I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the
paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.
- Ajay Naidu

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes.
To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.
- Ajay Naidu

Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing.
Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should
be able to create entire landscapes with nothing.
- Ajay Naidu

I knew I was happy when I was dancing.
- Ajay Naidu

When you get to play with the big boys,
your game improves drastically.
- Ajay Naidu

My family was very supportive of my acting.
They didn't really have a choice because I got jobs
acting before anyone could really say anything.
It paid my way through college and helped my family out.
- Ajay Naidu

The loneliness is when you pick up and move,
even if you are not originally from that place,
and you have some memories that you want to embrace.
Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always
looking out the back window.
- Ajay Naidu

We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors
or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects.
You can actually figure out before you work on something
how much blood you will have to let emotionally.
- Ajay Naidu

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

I can understand why those primitive desert people
think a camera steals their soul.
It is unnatural to see yourself from the outside.
- Nigella Lawson

At least when you're acting you can be someone.
In front of the camera you have to be yourself.
And who am I?
- Stephen Rea

You get to the middle of a take that's going really
well and the camera will run out of film.
They have to stop you, apologize and then you've got
to get things going all over again.
- David Morse

If you're not going to tell something if you're not
going to expose something it's real easy to go in and
photograph from behind the camera and not expose any of your weaknesses.
- Kim Weston

I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking,
where you don't even have physical film in the camera,
but to be honest, I wouldn't want to use it.
- J. Lee Thompson

I used to hate doing color.
I hated transparency film.
The way I did color was by not wanting to know what
kind of film was in my camera.
- Helmut Newton

Bruce Willis.
Pain in my ass, no problem about that.
We just didn't get along.
We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn't get along.
- Antoine Fuqua

We did very little improvisation on camera,
and once in a while we did.
- Peter Tork

There's always a certain amount of camera improvisation.
- Allan Dwan

You play a part, and as soon as a movie is over and the camera stops,
you go home and you're not really responsible for what you've done.
- Nastassja Kinski

You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.
- Princess Anne

You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery.
- Gordon Parks

I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me.
- Annie Leibovitz

That was the beginning of modern acting for me.
You don't have to tell a camera everything.
It gets bored if you do and wants to look elsewhere.
- Stephen Rea

I want to try to talk like normal people talk,
not just stand there and bark at the camera.
- Bob Schieffer

I was one of the first veejays to take the camera out on location,
and that's what was unique about MTV at that time.
- Pauly Shore

My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying
to photograph what is essentially invisible.
And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.
- Leonard Nimoy

Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor
and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles.
You want to support them and help them as much as you can.
- Christopher Eccleston

I feel more comfortable in front of a camera than anywhere else.
- Donna Mills

If you have what you want to say inside,
and if you are crying for something that is true inside,
it doesn't matter.
The camera always sees it.
- Elena Anaya

We can't laugh quite as much on camera,
but we sure do on the set.
- Mary Hart

You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles.
- Stan Getz

I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now.
I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera.
- Martin Scorsese

I have been taking classes and I'm familiar with stage,
but I'm not as familiar with acting on camera.
- Kevin Richardson

I love photography.
My boyfriend's got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday.
- Sarah Sutton

I confess it, I love the camera.
When it's not on me, I'm not quite alive.
- Genevieve Bujold

Whereas if you have a camera in the courtroom,
there's no filtering.
What you see is what's there.
- Lance Ito

There are certain men and women who,
from the minute they step in front of a camera,
that's exactly where they belong.
Connery's one.
- F. Murray Abraham

I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won.
I found that while the camera does not express the soul,
perhaps a photograph can!
- Ansel Adams

I'd grab the camera and tell people what to do,
and when I was 14, someone told me that it was called directing.
- Guillermo del Toro

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

Karl Malden was quite a mentor.
He taught me things he had learned from being in front of a camera so long.
- Gary Cole

The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera,
but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes
a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
- Francois Truffaut

There's something inimical about the camera and song.
- Stephen Sondheim

If you have a camera in the courtroom,
there's no filtering.
What you see is what's there.
- Lance Ito

I had started off, before I ever got an acting job,
working at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions as a reader.
I was always interested in that side of the camera.
- Mira Sorvino

When I'm about ready to press the cable release on the View camera,
I've tried to anticipate some of the challenges I'm
going to encounter in the darkroom.
- John Sexton

When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera,
I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around
and plunk you right there with me.
- Steve Irwin

Painting directly from nature is difficult as things do not remain the same;
the camera helps to retain the picture in your mind.
- Theodore Robinson


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