- 1 [mass noun] A thin flexible strip of plastic or other material coated with light-sensitive emulsion for exposure in a camera, used to produce photographs or motion pictures: he had already shot a whole roll of film [count noun]: a new range of films and camerasMore example sentences
- All you need is an album, an instant camera, rolls of film and painting materials if you are that way inclined.
- I actually prefer to use colour film with the pinhole camera because it just looks so nice.
- The method creates a digital image that is vivid and precise: a photograph that requires neither film nor camera.
- 1.1Material in the form of a very thin flexible sheet: clear plastic film between the layers of glassMore example sentences
- Cut the beef fillet into thin slices and, layered between sheets of plastic film, beat until extremely thin.
- The latest version, known by the brand name Superglass, has two layers of clear film between the panes.
- Leave to rise on oiled baking sheets, covered with oiled clear film, for 15 minutes.
- 1.2 [count noun] A thin layer covering a surface: she quickly wiped away the light film of sweatMore example sentences
- We've been dusting the last 24 hours because we found everything covered with a light film of dust.
- Now think of the same image, but this time the chocolate is covered by a white film on its surface.
- Dust films are a light powder of clay and silt-sized particles that adhere to rough surfaces and rock fractures.
- 2A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a cinema or on television: a horror film [as modifier]: a film directorMore example sentences
- He has recently written and directed his first feature film.
- It was like watching a horror film unfold.
- Apart from watching the documentary film was there any other research that you felt was necessary?
- 2.1 [mass noun] Cinema considered as an art or industry: a critical overview of feminist writing on filmMore example sentences
- Today, traditional art forms are practised alongside painting, photography, theatre and film.
- The film industry has blamed the police for their failure in nabbing the culprits.
- Long a film buff, Verna says she's always maintained broad artistic interests.
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- 1 [with object] Capture on film as part of a series of moving images; make a film of (a story, event, or book): she glowered at the television crew who were filming themMore example sentences
- The movie was filmed on location in Oregon and the period clothing and accoutrements are generally right on.
- And it certainly has to have resonated with the themes of the movie that you were filming.
- If she had her way, by the time the movie was done filming, Ryan and Ann will be very cozy indeed.
Old English filmen 'membrane', of West Germanic origin; related to fell5.