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

Examples of cinematographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film is the brainchild of Hollywood hotshot Chloe Zhao, but the rising director had a lot of help behind the scenes, specifically from her cinematographer — who also just happens to be her boyfriend. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Oscar-Nominees Chloe Zhao & Joshua James Richards Are Partners In Every Way," 25 Apr. 2021 These contemplative instances, courtesy of her longtime cinematographer, Joshua James Richards, visually denote mankind’s insignificance in the face of nature’s grandeur. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "The magic of Chloé Zhao: How the Oscars favorite gets brilliant performances from non-actors," 24 Apr. 2021 From the start, the imagery by Hermanus and cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay is grittily intimate, tactile and vivid. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "In ‘Moffie,’ brutal intolerance in ’80s South Africa," 9 Apr. 2021 From the start, the imagery by Hermanus and cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay is grittily intimate, tactile and vivid. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Review: In 'Moffie,' brutal intolerance in '80s South Africa," 7 Apr. 2021 What McLane evolved, in consultation with cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau, was a haunting visual aesthetic, with the actors enveloped in darkness, illuminated by beams of light emanating from behind. Washington Post, "Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo take on ‘Godot,’ hoping it’s a powerhouse online," 26 Mar. 2021 On Oscar night, Soderbergh — who typically serves as his own cinematographer under the alias Peter Andrews — plans to be in the production truck alongside the show's director, Glenn Weiss. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "The pandemic has upended the Oscars. Good, producers say," 16 Apr. 2021 On Oscar night, Soderbergh — who typically serves as his own cinematographer under the alias Peter Andrews — plans to be in the production truck alongside the show’s director, Glenn Weiss. BostonGlobe.com, "The pandemic has upended the Oscars. Good, producers say," 16 Apr. 2021 Kirsten Schaffer, executive director of the almost 50-year-old WIF, says the idea stemmed from the same-old nominations each awards season – i.e., no women nominated for director nor cinematographer. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "#VoteforWomen: Check out this awards season ballot, where women own every category," 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of cinematographer

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Cinematographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinematographer. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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