cinematographer

noun
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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In its favor, Damascus Cover is handsomely shot in summery colors by cinematographer Chloe Thomson, who makes resourceful use of aerial drone footage of Berlin, Tel Aviv and Casablanca, which stands in for Damascus. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Damascus Cover': Film Review," 4 July 2018 One other small piece of good news: In 2018, women comprised 20 percent of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Why Were There Fewer Top Female Movie Directors in 2018 Than In 2017?," 4 Jan. 2019 That naturalness can also be felt in Israel's on-location Manhattan camerawork (courtesy of cinematographer Zachary Halberd), in Amie Doherty's cheery score, and in the leads' winning turns. Nick Schager, chicagotribune.com, "'Keep the Change' review: Love blossoms in NY between two adults with autism," 22 Mar. 2018 The lushly shot, monochromatic domestic drama from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men) — who also served as his own cinematographer on the film — tells the story of a family in Mexico City and a girl who works for them. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The 9 Oscar contenders coming out in December," 3 Dec. 2018 The actress recently 'grammed her first photo with her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder. Lily Rose, Allure, "Nobody Tells Julia Roberts She Can't Wear Dark Nail Polish, Thank You Very Much," 13 Sep. 2018 The British filmmaker, who died last week at the age of 90, first won plaudits in the 1960s as a cinematographer specializing in European productions. Peter Tonguette, WSJ, "Remembering Nicolas Roeg’s Stream of Consciousness," 27 Nov. 2018 The film is shot in black and white, and for the first time, Cuarón is also serving as cinematographer, clearly to excellent effect. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Star Wars Resistance, Iron Fist, and more," 18 Aug. 2018 The characters keep us engaged, and Sulima, who doubled as cinematographer, achieves startling and frightening sequences throughout the journey. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Piano to Zanskar': Film Review | Edinburgh 2018," 5 July 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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