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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Silverstein said she was struck by one of the study's other findings: For independent films with at least one female director, more female writers, editors and cinematographers were hired. NBC News, "Study finds women make strides in indie movies — but the gender gap persists," 18 June 2019 Nearby, visitors get a glimpse into the infantryman’s hell through the high-tech presentation at Arromanches 360, which uses archive film shot by cinematographers who went ashore with the first waves of Allied troops. National Geographic, "In honor of D-Day, here’s how to visit the Normandy coast," 5 June 2019 Both of her younger brothers are also actors, and their father is a cinematographer and photographer who for a time worked as Prince’s personal photographer. Chloe Malle, Town & Country, "Yara Shahidi Has a Simple Goal: Empower a Generation of Activists," 8 May 2019 Working with her longtime cinematographer Agnès Godard, Denis renders Sophie’s tangled solitude and loose-ends bewilderment in incisively composed images of randomly sublime street action, including scenes framed by the apartment’s windows. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream This Weekend: A Claire Denis Car Commercial, Rescued from Obscurity," 14 June 2019 Jones, who wrote, directed and shot the film, is making the switch to writing and directing after a career as a cinematographer and music video director. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "‘Tomorrow Man’ script fails fascinating characters, but Danner, Lithgow shine," 6 June 2019 In slightly better news, 20 percent of the directors, writers, producers, editors, and cinematographers on those movies were women, up two percent from 2017. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Regina King Vows to Make Future Projects 50% Women During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech," 7 Jan. 2019 With Roma, Cuarón also tied a record for the most individual nominations for a single film, because he was recognized as producer, director, writer, and cinematographer. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need To Know About Roma Before it Sweeps the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 At the end of his caption, Reynolds went on to thank the crew and his director and cinematographer friend Bryan Fowler. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Just Shared the Sweetest PDA Picture on Instagram," 15 Apr. 2019

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cinematographer was in 1897

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