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Line breaks: cine¦ma|tog¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfi

Definition of cinematography in English:


[mass noun]
The art of photography and camerawork in film-making: home movie footage with superb cinematography
More example sentences
  • The photography / cinematography was to a large extent a product of its time, constrained by primitive technology.
  • Be it ad photography or cinematography, he works with equal zeal.
  • The cinematography, editing and soundtrack are, at least, competent.



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.


Pronunciation: /-matəˈɡrafɪk/
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.


Pronunciation: /-matəˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/
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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