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Cinematography is the recording of photographic images for cinema. Like other still photography, it includes making lighting and camera choices. However, the pictures move. A person who specializes in cinematography is called a cinematographer.

Entymology[change | change source]

The word cinemetography come from the Greek words kinema - κίνημα, meaning "movement" and graphein - γράφειν meaning "to write".

Uses[change | change source]

Cinematographers use a lens to focus reflected light from objects. This light makes an image that is used by an image sensor or a light-sensitive material inside a movie camera. These images are created one after another and saved for later processing and viewing as a motion picture. When using and electronic image sensorm the image creates an electrical charge for each pixel in the image. These are processed and stored in a video file. This file can later be processed or shown. Images captured with photographic emulsion creat a series of invisible images on the film stock. Chemicals are used to "developed" this into visible images. The images on the film stock are projected for viewing the motion picture.

Cinematography is used in many fields of science and business as well as for entertainment and mass communication.

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