Origin of filming
- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of film
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|Kevin Fallon|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the first weekend of filming with Greg, I heard of Cody Wilson and I was emotionally rocked.
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|Aurora Snow|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wiseman spent 12 weeks filming, and amassed 170 hours of tape.Inside The Secret World of London’s National Gallery|Tim Teeman|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are many trick pictures made, and many times little accidents occur in filming a play.The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm|Laura Lee Hope
But the live rehearsal for the filming was at least twice as affecting as the dead result of that rehearsal on the screen.Another Sheaf|John Galsworthy
Dan reminded the boys that during the filming of the banquet scene all of the Cubs had taken part.Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle|Mildred A. Wirt
Filming is limited to the location where it is being carried on.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Nowadays, also, the filming of aeroplane flights from a fixed point on the ground is by no means easy.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications|Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
- 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
- to photograph with a cine camera
- to make a film of (a screenplay, event, etc)
Word Origin for film
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.