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movie-making as an art and an industry, including its production techniques, its creative artists, and the distribution and exhibition of its products (see also motion picture photography; Motion Picture Cameras under camera).
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a series of sequential photographic images, or frames, associated with a single subject and intended for reproduction on a screen.

In modern cinematography, the following classifications of films are used: feature motion pictures, television films, animated cartoons, newsreel and documentary films, scientific films, educational films, and amateur films. Other classifications correspond to thematic content (historical and adventure films and comedies), cinematographic and projection techniques (silent, sound, black-and-white, color, wide-screen, large-format, panoramic, stereoscopic, and multiscreen films), and projection duration (full-length and short films). Special-purpose films include microfilms, test films, advertising films, and souvenir films.

Most films are produced at specialized motion-picture studios by groups of artistic workers and technical specialists, who use a variety of cinematographic equipment while filming on the studio sets and on location. Films for scientific, technical, and educational purposes are often produced in the motion-picture laboratories of research institutes and educational institutions. Amateur films are usually made in amateur motion-picture studios at clubs, educational institutions, and enterprises, as well as by individual amateurs.


What does it mean when you dream about a film?

One way of examining parts of ourselves we do not wish to look at is to dream that we are seeing them portrayed in a film. Alternatively, it can mean escaping reality.


A thin, membranous skin, such as a pellicle.
The layer adjacent to the valve metal in an electrochemical valve, in which is located the high voltage drop when current flows in the direction of high impedance.
(graphic arts)
Plastic material, such as cellulose acetate or cellulose nitrate, coated with a light-sensitive emulsion, used to make negatives or transparencies in radiography or photography.
A flat section of material that is extremely thin in comparison to its other dimensions and has a nominal maximum thickness of 250 micrometers and a lower limit of thickness of about 25 micrometers. Also known as self-supported film.
A pathological opacity, as of the cornea.
Oxide coating on a metal.


A layer of one or more coats of paint or varnish covering an object or surface.


a. a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
b. a form of entertainment, information, etc., composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc.
c. (as modifier): film techniques
2. a thin flexible strip of cellulose coated with a photographic emulsion, used to make negatives and transparencies
3. Pathol an abnormally opaque tissue, such as the cornea in some eye diseases
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Everything else has to do with my filming in the room where I was living and other locations in Florence.
The Commission is a one-stop shop for filmmakers, issuing permits for filming on state-owned property and managing incentive programs for filming in California.
Sweden offers state-of-the-art technology and post-production facilities, highly skilled film crews and casts, unique locations plus long hours of continuous summer filming, complemented by a long tradition of quality filmmaking," says Possne.
Maybe that's where the photographer turns up again, in a much more subtle way--not in the frame, not in the way of filming, but in the way of being attuned to the minute, to the fraction of a second that's not the same as any other.
Many people who work in the entertainment industry live in the Santa Clarita Valley, and Shoemaker estimated that half of the permits issued by the Los Angeles County Film Permit Office are for filming in the valley.
His most important discovery was famously serendipitous: one day while Melies was filming a funeral procession, the film jammed inside his camera; after developing it, he watched in amazement as a carriage turned into a hearse.
And if that weren't enough, Renoir had to defuse a riot of student protestors reacting to a rumor that he was filming Hindu women in various states of undress.
Reel Eye Media has a coproduction with Trimark for August filming in Regina Beach and Indian Head.
Twister'' never blew through this hamlet because it touched off a tempest over filming restrictions that left the town without its windfall.
Just around the corner, crews are hard at work filming sequences for the television version of the turn-of-the-century family drama, Pit Pony.