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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


Film is an analog method for recording still photos and moving images. Following Daguerreotype photography (see image), still image film was invented by George Eastman in 1885, who founded Eastman Kodak Company three years later.

Film is a strip of plastic coated with an emulsion of light-sensitive silver halide crystals. In monochrome film, the crystals absorb the light. In the development process, they become silver and block the light to become the black areas on the negative. Color film has layers of color sensitive dyes starting on top: blue; yellow to prevent blue leakage; green-blue and red-blue. In development, the color dyes are retained and combine to form the colored image. See film camera.

Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)
Not long after Eastman's invention, French inventor Louis Le Prince made a two-second silent "moving picture," considered to be the oldest surviving movie film.

In the Antique Shop
Kodak film, which is still being made, may some day be history. Years ago, signs such as this were everywhere, but this one was for sale in an antique shop.
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The optical micrographs show a lower amount of white points (fat globules) in standard film (without nanocarbonate) than the films with nanocarbonate, confirmed what was found in SEM analysis.
At Salinas in 2007, methyl bromide plus chloropicrin and 1,3-D plus chloropicrin were both retained for 0 to 166 hours at significantly higher concentrations under TIF than under standard film (fig.
For example, an abdominal CT bombards the patient's stomach with 50 times more radiation than does a standard film (N.
The standard film will be produced in 10-100 [mu]m gauge, but BMS is aiming to be able to produce 5-7 [mu]m films (although this will have a reduced performance because of the limited depth of material
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Available in 2 sizes, the 14 x 36-inch (35.6 x 91.4-cm) and 14 x 51-inch (35.6 x 129.6-cm) dry film is daylight-safe and folds to fit in a standard film jacket.
The films were located by searching well-used Internet movie databases (such as and using standard film guides (Craddock, 2001; Martin & Porter, 2003) and well-known film history texts (Gabbard & Gabbard, 1999; Haskell, 1987).
This glamour was standard film star stuff, but it had a far more earnest side.
Resistors in this category would include the standard film resistor, the chip resistor and the network resistor.
Starring as Nina,opposite Alan Rickman, she made her name in the film and won her the Evening Standard Film Award for Best Actress.
She is not listed in any of the standard film encyclopedias or guides (except for Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film).
Hence his focus on poetic moments of the ordinary: the piles of folds on unmade beds (5 Bilder); the slow passage of a freighter on the Rhine, captured in the thirty-six flames of a standard film roll ("Zeit-Serien" [Time Series], ca.

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