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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cinematography
noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I loved the movie's beautiful cinematography of the African desert.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Fellini lacked any formal training in cinematography and developed his personal style only after a long apprenticeship as a scriptwriter.
▪ I went to the cinema not for entertainment, but for cinematography.
▪ In the end, though, this bit of cinematography is barely enough to fend off yawns.
▪ Roehler's direction, and Hagen Bogdanski's black-and-white cinematography depict the nightmarish, ruined landscape of Hanna's hopes.
▪ The cinematography is beautiful, and the direction, by Mike Barker, is commanding.
▪ The picture won five nominations and two Oscars, for the screenplay and cinematography.
▪ The traditional whipping-stick the accusation of being photographic used to chastise artists was now extended to include cinematography.
▪ You may have seen a film, but wish to talk about who did the cinematography or who played a particular character.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cinematography

1896, from cinematograph (1896), which has been displaced in English by its shortened form, cinema; from French cínématographe + -graphy.

Wiktionary
cinematography

n. The art and technique of making and reproducing motion pictures.

WordNet
cinematography

n. the act of making a film [syn: filming, motion-picture photography]

Wikipedia
Cinematography

Cinematography is the science or art of motion-picture photography by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as film stock.

Typically, a lens is used to repeatedly focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into real images on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a questioned exposure, creating multiple images. With an electronic image sensor, this produces an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a video file for subsequent display or processing. The result with photographic emulsion is a series of invisible latent images on the film stock, which are later chemically "developed" into a visible image. The images on the film stock are played back at a rapid speed and projected onto a screen, creating the illusion of motion.

Cinematography finds uses in many fields of science and business as well as for entertainment purposes and mass communication.

Usage examples of "cinematography".

It is a story, and for that reason, the effect of superlative cinematography must be broken as the body pulls itself to the door, lurches through, and stumbles to grasp at the edge of a chest-high wooden counter.

I rented classic films for a historic survey, discussed cinematography, bought an 8mm camera and film for it.