See also photography.atmospherics special effects, extras, and the like used in order to establish an intended background or mood for a film. bioscope 1. a film projector of the early 20th century. 2. British. a motion-picture theater. cinematics the art or principles of making motion pictures. cinematography the art or technique of motion-picture photography. —cinematographer, cinematographist, n. —cinematographic, adj. cinemese language typical of the cinema, as that used in film dialogue or in film criticism. cinephilia avid moviegoing. —cinephile, n., adj. kinematograph, kinetograph a motion-picture camera. nickelodeon an early name for a cinema, so called because of the five-cent admission charge. See also music. praxinoscope an instrument that represents the effect of moving images on a screen. scenarist the writer of scenarios, story lines for motion pictures. tachyscope a type of kinescope that presents the effect of moving pictures by use of a rotating glass plate with images attached to it. vitascope an early form of motion-picture projector. zoopraxiscope an early form of motion-picture projector.