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Definition of "cinematography" []

  • The art or technique of movie photography, including both the shooting and development of the film. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cinematography" in a sentence
  • "One of the most fundamental techniques in cinematography is using the point of sharpest focus to signal the viewer where to look and using a moving point of focus to pull the viewer’s eye through the frame."
  • "The cinematography is crisply dark, accentuating the relentless 24/7 sprint the company has been on from the very beginning."
  • "The beautiful outdoor cinematography is a stark contrast to the hellish situations they find themselves in, while the naturalistic acting style lends more authenticity to the characters."