Definition of cinematography in English:

cinematography

noun

  • [mass noun] The art of photography and camerawork in film-making:

    ‘home movie footage with superb cinematography’
    • ‘The cinematography, editing and soundtrack are, at least, competent.’
    • ‘Music, cinematography, and direction all work in unison, creating a sequence of terrible beauty.’
    • ‘The photography / cinematography was to a large extent a product of its time, constrained by primitive technology.’
    • ‘For the rich cinematography of Bernardo Bertolucci or the seismic shocks of Star Wars, your local cinema was once the only place to go.’
    • ‘This is enhanced by languid cinematography, capturing scenes of the countryside and the small town in exquisite detail.’
    • ‘It's a pity that he ruins his otherwise commendable film with some extremely lousy cinematography.’
    • ‘Who can forget David Lean's wintry cinematography in the film Dr Zhivago?’
    • ‘I was ecstatic because I will learn all aspects of film making such as directing, editing and cinematography.’
    • ‘The film looks beautiful with striking cinematography, bolstered by some excellent choices of locations.’
    • ‘Emile is the final part of the trilogy and boasts impressive cinematography and well crafted scenes.’
    • ‘The cinematography is luminous, the soundtrack is superb - an excellent film all around.’
    • ‘As a piece of film-making it's first class, with wonderful cinematography and acting.’
    • ‘The cinematography and framing are both graceful and purposeful, lending a real gravity to certain scenes.’
    • ‘Recently, however, she had been very fascinated by photography and cinematography.’
    • ‘A great cast did total justice to the wonderful screenplay, captivating cinematography and strong direction.’
    • ‘Be it ad photography or cinematography, he works with equal zeal.’
    • ‘From there she went to the National Film and Television School, specialising in cinematography and direction.’
    • ‘The cinematography captures every freezing detail of Lake Tahoe's cold, clear water and crisp blue mountain skies.’
    • ‘The cinematography is beautiful and it's shot like a nature documentary.’
    • ‘The cinematography and editing are both inventive, too.’

Pronunciation

cinematography

/ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfi/