cin·​e·​ma·​tog·​ra·​pher ˌsi-nə-mə-ˈtä-grə-fər How to pronounce cinematographer (audio)
: a specialist in cinematography

Examples of cinematographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latest Canada Goose campaign features actress Sheila Atim alongside cinematographer Sophie Darlington and Olympian Kimberly Newell. Essence, 22 Sep. 2023 Waugh and cinematographer Tim Maurice-Jones bring a bright, cartoonish look to the film, while screenwriters Kurt Wimmer, Tad Daggerhart and Max Adams deliver the corny one-liners (Spenser Cohen contributed to the story, Dave Callaham the characters). Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Lauzen’s surveys over the last 15 years also show a steady increase of women taking on lead roles in independent films as directors, writers, executive producers, producers, editors or cinematographers. Sophia Scorziello, Variety, 12 Sep. 2023 Across key crew positions (directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers), women worked more in docs (44 percent) than in narrative features (35 percent). Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023 Barry, our cinematographer, used different apertures so that the sea looked different. Kaitlin Menza, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Sep. 2023 To achieve this, Glazer shot on 10 cameras at once, which Polish cinematographer Lukasz Zal planted all around the house and garden. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2023 Who is directing season 2 of 1923? Ben Richardson (who also works as a cinematographer on the series) directed six of the eight episodes in season 1 of 1923 and is slated to direct the second season as well. Stephanie Kaloi, Peoplemag, 17 Sep. 2023 The crashing waves are filmed in rich darkness by cinematographer Mike McLaughlin, the broody cellos of Andrew Staniland’s score accentuating the unease. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cinematographer was in 1897

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“Cinematographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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