Magazine article American Cinematographer

Electronic Cinematography

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Electronic Cinematography

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Cinematography is the art of moving images. Although the term has traditionally been associated with photographic techniques involving chemical processes, it means literally the writing (or recording) of movement; and there is no reason to exclude other techniques capable of accomplishing the same thing. Recently the term electronic cinematography has been introduced to designate video techniques modeled after film techniques in contrast to live television. The difference is essentially a matter of the degree of control that can be exercised over each aspect of the production. Shooting "film style" with a single camera permits a greater degree of control over lighting, staging and composition. Editing sound and picture separately during "post-production" permits a greater degree of control over the total context in which the images will be viewed.

American Cinematographer is concerned with any technique or process which furthers the art of moving images. …

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