- The definition of cinematography is the art and process of movie photography.
An example of cinematography are the decisions made about lighting, camera filters and lenses when shooting a movie scene.
Origin of cinematography; from cinematograph, film projector ; from French cinématographe ; from Classical Greek kinēma (gen. kinēmatos), motion + graphein, to write
(countable and uncountable, plural cinematographies)
- Traditionally the term "cinematography" referred to working with motion picture film emulsion, but it is now largely synonymous with videography due to the use of digital technology in both fields.
From French cinématographie.