Cinematography  

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This page Cinematography is part of the film series.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Cinematography (from Greek: kinesis (movement) and grapho (to record)), is the discipline of making lighting and camera choices when recording photographic images for the cinema. It is closely related to the art of still photography, though many additional issues arise when both the camera and elements of the scene may be in motion.

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