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

Definition of filmmaking

: the making of motion pictures

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Examples of filmmaking in a Sentence

plans to attend New York University to learn filmmaking
Recent Examples on the Web Crapser called on Chon to put forth more effort and sensitivity in his filmmaking. NBC News, 28 Sep. 2021 Madison Hamburg, who was a teenager when his mother died, went on to study documentary filmmaking. Zach Murdock,, 11 Sep. 2021 There’s a barreling momentum to the filmmaking that feels true to the cut and thrust of restaurant life, regardless of the script’s digressions. Guy Lodge, Variety, 27 Aug. 2021 His filmmaking can’t make up for the fact that Old is hovering indecisively between the two halves of his career, unable to commit to either direction. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 24 July 2021 His filmmaking is often premised on fascinating contradictions of tone and subject. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 But, when King turns out to be welcoming towards him, Steve uses him as a muse for his filmmaking. Lia Beck,, 10 May 2021 Through his filmmaking, audiences come to realize how city government touches upon almost every aspect of its citizens’ lives, acknowledging how necessary services are often taken for granted. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2020 For all its muscular filmmaking, Martin Eden is most striking for its temporal blur and subtle anachronisms. J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books, 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of filmmaking

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of filmmaking was in 1912

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4 Oct 2021

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“Filmmaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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