film·mak·ing | \ˈfilm-ˌmā-kiŋ \

Definition of filmmaking 

: the making of motion pictures

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plans to attend New York University to learn filmmaking

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The 87-year-old French filmmaking legend called into his Cannes press conference via FaceTime. Jake Coyle And Thomas Adamson,, "'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee; Asia Argento tears into Weinstein at Cannes," 19 May 2018 Dynamic as much of the filmmaking inside that world is, and as much fun as picking out all the pop culture references can be, the overall effect is like being trapped inside a video game. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Ready Player One' is a movie at odds with itself," 29 Mar. 2018 Having previously worked in advertising and then TV and music video production, Monteras' first foray into feature filmmaking has given Philippine cinema a breakout hit. Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Respeto': Film Review," 11 July 2018 As the band became critically acclaimed by colleagues and critics through the 1990s and 2000s, even the Coup’s most dedicated fans didn’t know Riley had filmmaking aspirations. Peter Hartlaub,, "Rapper Boots Riley finds his place behind camera with ‘Sorry to Bother You’," 30 June 2018 No less than the international drug trade, big-budget filmmaking follows its own ruthless logic of supply and demand. Justin Chang,, "Violent, self-admiring sequel 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' gets lost in the desert," 26 June 2018 Hussey, who founded the theater two decades ago, is leaving to focus on documentary filmmaking in the United States and in her native Ireland., "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 8 June 2018 In my mind, that gets closer to real life than the naturalistic [style of filmmaking]. . . . Isaac Feldberg,, "Boots Riley talks about ‘Sorry to Bother You’," 5 July 2018 Thanks to this immersive piece of filmmaking, adventurous audiences may well want to tag along. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Piano to Zanskar': Film Review | Edinburgh 2018," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of filmmaking

1912, in the meaning defined above

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