deep focus


Definition of deep focus

: a photographic effect or technique (as in filmmaking) characterized by great depth of field

Examples of deep focus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's a deep focus on finding cover, flanking the enemy, and avoiding being flanked yourself. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Wasteland 3 impressions: Post-apocalyptic tactics, ethics, and economics," 26 Aug. 2020 The movie is smattered with deep focus cinematography, led by the director of photography Jomo Fray. Omar Sanchez,, "Selah and the Spades is savage, and we have Rihanna to thank," 17 Apr. 2020 Essential oils are seemingly everywhere — fitness studios, nail salons, juice bars, home stores, big-box pharmacies and even recipe blogs — promising benefits such as sounder sleep, deeper focus and improved well-being. Megan Buerger, Washington Post, "Essential oils are potent, risky and promising. Here’s what you need to know.," 11 Dec. 2019 At the Joyce, the dancer and her company, Noche Flamenca, perform with deep focus and raw energy—and without dry ice or multiple costume changes. The New Yorker, "The High-Drama Flamenco of Soledad Barrio," 9 Nov. 2019 What Barrio offers is more impressive: deep focus and raw power. The New Yorker, "The High-Drama Flamenco of Soledad Barrio," 9 Nov. 2019 But a deep focus on making more covetable, unique items – and merchandising them in more aspirational displays – could go a long way toward restoring relevance. Sarah Halzack | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "It Worked at Target. Maybe It’ll Work at Macy’s.," 27 Feb. 2019 Post the governance failures of WorldCom and Enron and the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, there was a palpable shift in the boardroom that led to a much deeper focus on internal controls. Betsy Atkins, Quartz at Work, "Does your company actually need a board of directors?," 27 Aug. 2019 Employees relish Liberty Mutual’s deep focus on workplace inclusivity and respect. Diane Herbst,, "PEOPLE's 50 Companies That Care: See Our 2019 List of Employers Who Win by Giving Back," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of deep focus

1948, in the meaning defined above

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31 Aug 2020

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“Deep focus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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