cinematography

[ sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌsɪn ə məˈtɒg rə fi /

noun

the art or technique of video photography, traditionally used in movies, but also in the production of TV shows and other video content: The agency is hiring award-winning film directors to elevate these television commercials with classic cinematography and state-of-the-art special effects.
the artistic vision, tone, look, and feel of a video production: The film’s warm cinematography and romantic musical score immerse the audience immediately in a sweet and nostalgic world.

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Origin of cinematography

First recorded in 1895–1900; see origin at cinematograph, -graphy
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British Dictionary definitions for cinematography

cinematography
/ (ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the art or science of film (motion-picture) photography

Derived forms of cinematography

cinematographer (ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfə), nouncinematographic (ˌsɪnɪˌmætəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivecinematographically, adverb
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