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photographic arts and techniques involved in making motion pictures.

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a branch of culture and industry comprising the production of motion pictures and their screening for viewers. As one of the forms of art best suited to a mass audience, cinematography is a major means of political and scientific propaganda. It employs the techniques of motion-picture technology. Motion pictures are produced at film studios, and film and equipment are manufactured by the film industry. Motion pictures are shown in theaters, in halls with portable equipment, and on television.


(graphic arts)
Motion picture photography.


the art or science of film (motion-picture) photography
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He won an Oscar for his camera work on Great Expectations in 1946 and was a founder member of the British Society of Cinematographers.
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Cinematography" referred simply to the techniques normally involved in the making of motion pictures: the collaboration with performers (not necessarily "actors," as Neorealism showed); the techniques and equipment cinematographers invented, built, and improvised; and the openness to different themes, manners, and styles.
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Cinematographers Luca Bigazzi and Chris Menges were presented with the Golden Camera 300 for outstanding contributions to world cinematography and Golden Camera 300 for life achievements respectively.
Meanwhile, Stephen Pizzello, Editor of American Cinematographer Magazine, who worked with Willis on a book based on the cinematographer's career, added that Willis' features would be carved into the rock face if there were a Mount Rushmore for cinematographers.
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