film·​mak·​ing | \ ˈfilm-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce filmmaking (audio) \

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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As in France, where the Nouvelle Vague simultaneously upended things cinematic, a vast cultural shift swept through Japanese filmmaking starting in the late 1950s. David Mermelstein, WSJ, "A Country’s Concerns Caught on Screen," 4 Apr. 2019 The Westerfeld location was a huge boon for Bishopp, a relative newcomer to filmmaking who grew up in Santa Cruz. Brandon Yu,, "‘Snaggletooth’ fits right into Westerfeld House’s horror heritage in SF," 3 July 2018 Annie, who studied neuroscience at Oxford, ended up pursuing her true passion of documentary filmmaking, ultimately winning a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award; John has six children and is a retired oil and shipping businessman. Julia Bainbridge, Allure, "What Sex Is Really Like After 70, According to XConfessions' New Documentary," 14 Mar. 2019 As a filmmaker, Chaganty knows a few things about merging technology with filmmaking. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The emotional thriller Searching proves good computer-screen movies aren’t a fluke," 22 Jan. 2018 Here, Forrest discusses first-time filmmaking with T&C. This is a big story about family, love, fame, addiction—a lot of unwieldy topics. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Untogether is the Indie Rom-Com You Need To See," 8 Feb. 2019 The result is both one of the most profound meditations on the Holocaust and on documentary filmmaking as a whole. Vogue, "These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time," 8 Aug. 2018 Elsie Fisher in ‘Eighth Grade’ Photo: A24 Eighth Grade A not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking, Bo Burnham’s debut feature stars Elsie Fisher as 13-year-old Kayla. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "The Best Film of 2018: Love in Many Forms," 17 Dec. 2018 When the outspoken and witty Ontell died in 2011 at the age of 93, the filmmaking duo decided to turn her abode into a movie set, exploring what remained as if embarking on an archaeological dig. Jon Niccum, kansascity, "Matters of life and death, 'Rodents of Unusual Size' and social media at KC FilmFest | The Kansas City Star," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of filmmaking

1912, in the meaning defined above

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