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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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Flatcad is a control volume package used for design of flat film (coathanger) dies.
The OxyPerm Permeation/OTR System traditionally included the ability to test flat films using its economical yet accurate and reliable OxySense 5250i oxygen analyzer and low cost, easily scalable, patented permeation chambers.
This could be explained by the huge difference of actual surface between all of the textile structures under study and a flat film (same projected surface for both, but greater actual surface for the textiles over the films).
Then, after the film warmed back up, the nanoclusters rearranged into a flat film with a critical thickness of 1.
In flat film, the focus was again on speed, quality, and flexibility.
KG, Siegsdorf, today is the globally leading supplier of production lines for the manufacture of high-quality mono- and biaxially stretched film as well as extruded and smoothed flat film.
We used a Furnas X-ray flat film camera from Molecular Data Corporation (USA), which was equipped with a 0.
These software systems are used for designing injection molding equipment, in addition to extrusion screws and dies for pipe extrusion, blown film, blow molding, flat film, and sheeting lines.
00 photographic plates and flat film, sensitized, unexposed, of any material; instant print film for flat, sensitized (except paper, cardboard or tissue) (flat film) 20.
The stackable design uses a center-fed system that ensures minimum residence time and fast purging and delivers flat film with gauge variations of better than [+ or -]5% (2 sigma), says Macro.
The Vacurema Basic prepares the flakes and passes the melt through an Erema RTF automatic back flushing screen changer direct to the SML flat film plant without an intermediate pelletising step.
The GS series is well suited to printed flat film applications such as exterior signage in gas stations, GE reports, and for the deeply formed three-dimensional parts produced by insert-mold decoration (IMD) that are used in many appliance, automotive, telecommunications, and computer applications.