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 Visual effects will be used to make backgrounds, and a cinematographer will capture footage of a desolate Los Angeles by driving around the city solo. Nick Turner,, "CBS Legal Drama to Produce New Episode Using FaceTime and Zoom," 10 May 2020 Nadia Hallgren, a veteran documentary cinematographer making her feature directorial debut in Becoming, trailed Obama on the book tour from city to city. Time, "Michelle Obama Documentary Becoming to Premiere on Netflix," 27 Apr. 2020 Hamilton was a cinematographer looking for short-film ideas, and Sailors’ story stuck with him. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Movie shines light on the man who invented the jump shot — and who also revolutionized girls high school basketball in Alaska," 16 Apr. 2020 In another sketch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell built their jokes around the concept that, as famous actors, they didn't understood role of the cinematographer or film editor. Carolyn Giardina, Billboard, "Visual Effects Pros Growl Over 'Cats' Oscars Segment," 10 Feb. 2020 It was shot by Matthew Libatique, a cinematographer who would later work on Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born, as well as the upcoming Birds of Prey, and is a frequent Darren Aronofsky collaborator. Anne Cohen,, "Josie & The Pussycats Was Way Ahead Of Its Time," 4 Feb. 2020 The show’s producer, director, cinematographer and editor are all women, an extremely rare feat in India. Alisha Haridasani Gupta, New York Times, "With ‘Four More Shots Please!,’ India Gets Its Own ‘Sex and the City’," 8 May 2020 The cinematographer’s unique perversity is that in this absolutely chaotic, screwed up, very imperfect work, within the frame everything’s perfect for an instant,’’ Mr. Daviau said. Lindsey Bahr,, "‘E.T.,’ ‘Bugsy’ cinematographer Allen Daviau dies at 77," 16 Apr. 2020 More than 120,000 jobs have been lost by members of IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees that represents cinematographers, editors, production designers and others, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lynn Elber, Houston Chronicle, "Netflix establishes $100 million virus relief fund," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of cinematographer

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Cinematographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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