cinematography

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cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phy

noun \ˌsi-nə-mə-ˈtä-grə-fē\

: the art, process, or job of filming movies : motion-picture photography

Full Definition of CINEMATOGRAPHY

:  the art or science of motion-picture photography
cin·e·mat·o·graph·ic \-ˌma-tə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
cin·e·mat·o·graph·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of CINEMATOGRAPHY

  1. The film's cinematography is breathtaking.
  2. Who did the cinematography for this film?

First Known Use of CINEMATOGRAPHY

1897

Rhymes with CINEMATOGRAPHY

cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phy

noun \ˌsin-ə-mə-ˈtäg-rə-fē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phies

Medical Definition of CINEMATOGRAPHY

: the art or science of motion-picture photography <X-ray fluoroscopic cinematography>
cin·e·mat·o·graph·ic \-ˌmat-ə-ˈgraf-ik\ adjective
cin·e·mat·o·graph·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

cinematography

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Art and technology of motion-picture photography. It involves the composition of a scene, lighting of the set and actors, choice of cameras, camera angle, and integration of special effects to achieve the photographic images desired by the director. Cinematography focuses on relations between the individual shots and groups of shots that make up a scene to produce a film's effect. Well-known cinematographers include Nestor Almendros, Gregg Toland, and Sven Nykvist.

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