- a person whose profession is motion-picture photography.
- director of photography.
Also especially British, cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phist [sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fist] /ˌsɪn ə məˈtɒg rə fɪst/.
Origin of cinematographer
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Examples from the Web for cinematographer
David worked very closely with the cinematographer on the lighting.Jonathan Demme on Gaza, Transphobia in ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ and Meryl Streep as a Rock Star
July 25, 2014
I went, along with the cinematographer and some other people.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence
June 8, 2014
My first couple of movies as a cinematographer, the lighting was awful.
Did you still think of your ceiling at that point as cinematographer?
The first movie I shot as a cinematographer was called The Unborn.
The capital expenditure of the cinematographer need certainly not be great.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications
Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
Word Origin and History for cinematographer
1897, agent noun from cinematograph (see cinematography).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper