- the act or period of photographing, especially of a motion picture.
Origin of filming
- a thin layer or coating: a film of grease on a plate.
- a thin sheet of any material: a film of ice.
- a thin skin or membrane.
- a delicate web of filaments or fine threads.
- a thin haze, blur, or mist.
- a cellulose nitrate or cellulose acetate composition made in thin sheets or strips and coated with a sensitive emulsion for taking photographs.
- a strip or roll of this.
- the coating of emulsion on such a sheet or strip or on a photographic plate.
- a strip of transparent material, usually cellulose triacetate, covered with a photographic emulsion and perforated along one or both edges, intended for the recording and reproduction of images.
- a similar perforated strip covered with an iron oxide emulsion (magfilm), intended for the recording and reproduction of both images and sound.
- motion picture.
- Often films,
- to cover with a film, thin skin, or pellicle: filmed eyes.
- to photograph with a motion-picture camera.
- to reproduce in the form of motion pictures: to film a novel.
Origin of film
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Examples from the Web for filming
Since filming the show, however, her relationship with classical music has obviously changed.‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Inside Amazon’s Brave New World of Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music
December 23, 2014
We rented a house in New Castle, Delaware, that doubled as our filming location and lodging for the actors.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark
November 28, 2014
During the first weekend of filming with Greg, I heard of Cody Wilson and I was emotionally rocked.What Are We Protecting with Gun Laws?
November 13, 2014
No actual sex happened during the filming of Drone Boning—it was all simulated.Anatomy of a Drone Porn: ‘Drone Boning’ Makes Sex Look Like Art
November 8, 2014
Wiseman spent 12 weeks filming, and amassed 170 hours of tape.Inside The Secret World of London’s National Gallery
November 8, 2014
"We want to see you act," for the filming had not yet begun.The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound
Laura Lee Hope
The next day had been set for filming the scenes with the big gun in them.The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays
Laura Lee Hope
Filming is limited to the location where it is being carried on.The Civilization of Illiteracy
And I think that this one they are filming for you is silly.Ruth Fielding Down East
Alice B. Emerson
But you said if we paid the twenty dollars we might finish the filming of our picture!Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle
Mildred A. Wirt
- a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
- a form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc
- (as modifier)film techniques
- a thin flexible strip of cellulose coated with a photographic emulsion, used to make negatives and transparencies
- a thin coating or layer
- a thin sheet of any material, as of plastic for packaging
- a fine haze, mist, or blur
- a gauzy web of filaments or fine threads
- pathol an abnormally opaque tissue, such as the cornea in some eye diseases
- to photograph with a cine camera
- to make a film of (a screenplay, event, etc)
- (often foll by over) to cover or become covered or coated with a film
Word Origin and History for filming
c.1600, "to cover with a film," from film (v.). Meaning "to make a movie of" is from 1899. Related: Filmed; filming.
Old English filmen "membrane, thin skin," from West Germanic *filminjan (cf. Old Frisian filmene "skin," Old English fell "hide"), extended from Proto-Germanic *fello(m) "animal hide," from PIE *pel- (4) "skin, hide" (cf. Greek pella, Latin pellis "skin").
Sense of "a thin coat of something" is 1570s, extended by 1845 to the coating of chemical gel on photographic plates. By 1895 this also meant the coating plus the paper or celluloid. First used of "motion pictures" in 1905.
- A light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used in taking photographs or radiographs.
- A thin layer or membranous coating.