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see motion picture photographymotion picture photography
or cinematography,
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.

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(graphic arts)
Motion picture photography.
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the art or science of film (motion-picture) photography
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