cin·​e·​ma·​tog·​ra·​pher | \ ˌsi-nə-mə-ˈtä-grə-fər How to pronounce cinematographer (audio) \

Definition of cinematographer

: a specialist in cinematography

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Recent Examples on the Web The duo rope in an eager electronics store employee (Brandon Perea) and a curmudgeonly cinematographer (Michael Wincott) to help them get the money shot. cleveland, 20 July 2022 Attendees included the cinematographer Gary Young; head of Cheat post-production house Toby Tomkins; and production designer Kave Quinn and her husband, first assistant director Aiden Quinn. Valentina I. Valentini, Variety, 29 June 2022 Sandelin and his filmmaker partner Tony Butler — who is the series’ cinematographer, editor and co-producer — started working on the project four years ago. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 June 2022 Friends and students held three memorials for the cinematographer, whose death was a stark reminder of the dangers of the film industry. Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2022 Our cinematographer, Jack Patterson, our set designer, Alexis Dolfi, a lot of really important positions were led by people who were just finishing up their time in film school. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Mar. 2022 Firearms practices on set have been a major topic since October after Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film Rust. Justine Browning,, 13 June 2022 New rules about how and when actors can use guns while filming failed to pass the Legislature on Thursday, just months after a gun actor Alec Baldwin was holding went off and killed a cinematographer on a movie set in New Mexico. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 May 2022 The gun that shot and killed a cinematographer and injured a director on the set of Alec Baldwin's film Rust contained a live bullet, according to a prop masters union spokesperson. Greta Bjornson,, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cinematographer

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Cinematographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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