1. (off-camera when prenominal)out of the view of a TV or film camera ⇒ The TV interviewer's face was off camera., ⇒ Cecilia was off camera, but her voice was still audible., ⇒ His off-camera manner is friendly and diplomatic.
2. happening out of the view of a TV or film camera ⇒ Harry made all his guests not only relax off camera, but on screen too., ⇒ We agreed to talk to the reporter off camera.
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If you do something or if something happensoff camera, you do it or it happens when not being filmed. ⇒ They were anything but friendly off-camera, refusing even to take the same lift. ⇒ ...off-camera interviews.
Even to himself he sounded like an off-camera teleprompter saying the right things at the right time.Jenkins, Geoffrey A DAYSTAR OF FEARBarney's jokingaside, much more time off-camera and I really would be forgotten.Anita Anderson SUMMER OF SECRETS