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cinematographer

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A movie photographer, especially one who is in charge of shooting a movie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a photographer who operates a movie camera, or who oversees the operations of the cameras and lighting when making a film

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who takes motion pictures with a movie camera, especially one expert in the art.
  • n. one who exhibits motion pictures; an operator of a motion picture projector; a projectionist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who uses a cinematograph. Also kinematographer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a photographer who operates a movie camera

Etymologies

cinematography +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He also praises it as much as the others before, saying that the result of Steven Soderbergh's work as director, editor, and cinematographer is "expressive, innovative, striking, exciting."

    Why You Should Take an Interest in Steven Soderbergh's Che « FirstShowing.net

  • The camera work by the cinematographer is first rate, and the film goes over many standard Hitchcock themes such as voyeurism - especially apt in this cyberworld of 24/7 voyeurism.

    Blog De Ganz | Archive | September

  • The man who will shoot the video is Aravind Krishna, a young cinematographer from the Tamil film industry.

    rediff.com

  • The cinematographer was the estimable Paul Sarossy.

    'Like Crazy': From Cupid's Blunders, Wonders

  • The executive producer of Splice is the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, whose Pan's Labyrinth is arguably the most original horror movie of this century, and the cinematographer is the Japanese-trained Tetsuo Nagata, who did a fine job on the Piaf biopic La vie en rose.

    Splice

  • The cinematographer was the excellent Rodrigo Prieto.

    I Love You, Brave, Bracing 'Blue Valentine'

  • As the camera the cinematographer is the gifted Andrew Reed moves around the table from one to the other, the warm light brightens their faces, pulling them out of the dark and toward shared discovery.

    NYT > Home Page

  • St. Leger, who has a background in TV commercials, and Mather, best known as a cinematographer, sprang to attention with their technically cutting-edge digital short "Prey Alone," a manhunt thriller.

    Variety.com

  • Best known as a cinematographer, Gu gained international fame with his directorial debut, winning the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005 for his epic

    Las Vegas News - LasVegasNOW.com

  • Rationally speaking, one cannot rule out the revival of pluralism, where many film Aaja Nachle, is better known as the cinematographer of Veer-Zaara, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Lagaan, Kal Ho Naa Ho, and Hum

    WN.com - Articles related to TV actors unfazed as Bollywood descends on small screen

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  • Often a movie's director will get the credit for artsy things that cinematographers do.

    June 10, 2009