Topic: Why make eye contact | Bill Britten | Actors&Performers | Article
When we look at people, we look at their eyes. As soon as babies can focus, they look at people’s eyes. Even dogs and cats, it’s said even rats, look at people’s eyes to read their intentions. So as soon as you appear on screen, this is where the audience will be looking. Making your performance available to the audience means making sure they have access to your eyes. And this means keeping your gaze primarily in the area around the camera.