(also cinematography)
  specifically refers to the art and technique of film photography, the capture of images, and lighting effects, or to the person expert in and responsible for capturing or recording-photographing images for a film, through the selection of visual recording devices, camera angles, film stock, lenses, framing, and arrangement of lighting; the chief cinematographer responsible for a movie is called the director of photography (or D.P.), or first cameraman; one of the earliest movie-picture machines, patented by the Lumiere brothers in 1895, was termed a Cinematographe.
  Example: Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1993) profiled a history of the art of cinematography with examples from more than 125 films from some of the greatest film-makers of all time

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  • Cinematographer — Cin e*ma*tog ra*pher, n. 1. One who takes motion pictures with a movie camera, especially one expert in the art. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. one who exhibits motion pictures; an operator of a motion picture projector; a projectionist. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cinematographer — (n.) 1897, agent noun from cinematograph (see CINEMATOGRAPHY (Cf. cinematography)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cinematographer — [sin΄ə mə täg′rə fər] n. the chief camera operator of a film crew, who is responsible for camera placement, lighting, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Cinematographer — A camera crew sets up for scenes to be filmed on the flight deck for the motion picture Stealth with the crew of the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) …   Wikipedia

  • cinematographer — [[t]sɪ̱nɪmətɒ̱grəfə(r)[/t]] cinematographers N COUNT A cinematographer is a person who decides what filming techniques should be used during the shooting of a film …   English dictionary

  • cinematographer — cinematography ► NOUN ▪ the art of photography and camerawork in film making. DERIVATIVES cinematographer noun cinematographic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • cinematographer — noun Date: 1897 a specialist in cinematography …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cinematographer — /sin euh meuh tog reuh feuhr/, n. 1. a person whose profession is motion picture photography. 2. See director of photography. Also, esp. Brit., cinematographist. [1895 1900; CINEMATOGRAPH + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cinematographer — noun a) The making of motion pictures. b) A photographer who operates a movie camera, or who oversees the operations of the cameras and lighting when making a film …   Wiktionary

  • cinematographer — cin·e·ma·togra·pher || ‚sɪnÉ™mÉ™ tÉ’grÉ™fÉ™ n. one who films movies, movie maker or photographer …   English contemporary dictionary

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