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cinematography

Syllabification: cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /ˌsinəməˈtäɡrəfē
 
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Definition of cinematography in English:

noun

The art of making motion pictures.
Example sentences
  • This is a rare motion picture that would be worth seeing for the cinematography alone.
  • I believe the cinematography in the film is some of the finest I've seen in years.
  • The soundtrack by Michael Storey is as lush as the cinematography and as nuanced as the performances.

Derivatives

cinematographer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • He is currently researching the contributions of Robert Bresson's cinematographers to the director's visual style.
  • Conrad Hall has been considered one of the elite Hollywood cinematographers since the 1960s.
  • The documentary took four years to produce using more than a dozen cinematographers filming on every continent of the planet.

cinematographic

2
Pronunciation: /-ˌmatəˈɡrafik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The image overall is often fairly soft, but this seems to be a deliberate cinematographic choice, rather than a flaw in the transfer process.
  • However, in the beginning I did not understand the importance of the cinematographic expression in its entirety.
  • Roman Kroitor, a technical innovator, has pioneered new cinematographic approaches for decades.

cinematographically

3
Pronunciation: /-ˌmatəˈɡrafik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • It becomes apparent that every effort has been made cinematographically to portray a rose-tinted memory.
  • Jean Cocteau once said of Bresson, ‘He expresses himself cinematographically as a poet would with his pen.’
  • She has made a cinematographically beautiful film empty of Nabokov's ecstatic genius, his prescient psychology, and her own original talent.

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