- The discipline of making lighting and camera choices when recording photographic images for the cinema.
Etymology: Cinematography comes from the Greek words (kinema) and - (-graphia). means revolution and was used by mistake instead of the correct greek word (kinesis) wich means movement. Both of these words come from the word (kino) = move, hence the mistake was easy to make.- comes from the verb (write) and therefore indicates a technique for depicting something on a surface (paper, canvas, film, stage etc).Therefore the appropriate word would be cinesiography.
- French: (t, fr, cinématographie)
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