camerawork

noun cam·era·work \ ˈkam-rə-ˌwərk , ˈka-mə-rə- \
variants: or camera work

Definition of camerawork

: the photography produced by a camera and especially a motion-picture, video, or television camera
  • Despite the realistic orientation of the writing and camerawork of Tour of Duty (which in its first year occasionally employed "documentary" techniques such as a shaky camera and grainy footage), the sound effects aren't meant to be realistic at all.
  • —Laura Cohen
  • It doesn't help that the tape's sound is borderline cheesy, or that the camera work is lackadaisical.
  • —Jim Farber

First Known Use of camerawork

1858

in the meaning defined above

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