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A micro element in the Film Industry.
The use of camera positions and movements in order for the director to establish changes of situaton and mood.
While making his new horror film, Steven needed to use cinematography to show the audience what was going on.
by ryan_991 November 01, 2007
The art of lighting, composition, and visual communication in a film. Film began as photography, then later someone got the idea to film theatre.

Thus Cinematography is the original and most important aspect of a film.
The cinematography on that new Aronofsky film was beautiful! Such color and form!
The cinematography on that was terrible, shaky, and had no sense of color.
by cine_student April 16, 2011

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