Knowledge Identifier: $Cinematography



Art or science of motion picture photography add

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 1950.

Countries: France (23%), United States (14%), United Kingdom (14%)

Main connections: Georges Melies, Steadicam, Lumiere Film Festival

Linked to: Warwick Trading Company, Panavision, Edison Manufacturing Company, Indiana University Press




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After the "widescreen wars" of the 1950s, the motion-picture industry settled into 1,85 as a standard for theatrical projection in the United States and the United Kingdom add something


For years, mainstream cinematographers were limited to using the Academy ratio, but in the 1950s, thanks to the popularity of Cinerama, widescreen ratios were introduced in an effort to pull audiences back into the theater and away from their home television sets add something


Many different proprietary photographic systems were invented and utilized in the 1950s to create widescreen movies, but one dominates film today: the anamorphic process, which optically squeezes the image to photograph twice the horizontal area to the same size vertical as standard "spherical" lenses add something


CinemaScope was used from 1953 to 1967, but due to technical flaws in the design and its ownership by Fox, several third-party companies, led by Panavision's technical improvements in the 1950s, now dominate the anamorphic cine lens market add something


Changes to SMPTE projection standards altered the projected ratio from 2,35 to 2,39 in 1970, although this did not change anything regarding the photographic anamorphic standards; all changes in respect to the aspect ratio of anamorphic 35 mm photography are specific to camera or projector gate sizes, not the optical system add something


Personal stabilizing platforms came into being in the late 1970s through the invention of Garrett Brown, which became known as the Steadicam add something


N. Chandrababu Naidu - He was elected to the Andhra Pradesh assembly in 1978 by the Congress Party and became Minister of Technical Education and Cinematography in T. Anjaiah's cabinet, at age 28 the state's youngest assembly member and minister


Dev Benegal - Dev Benegal studied Cinematography for two years at the Film School of New York University in the late 1980s


After the Steadicam patent expired in the early 1990s, many other companies began manufacturing their concept of the personal camera stabilizer add something


Gianni Zanasi - He attended the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome, where in 1992 he graduated from directing


Shot and released in 1998, "The Last Broadcast" is believed by some to be the first feature-length video shot and edited entirely on consumer-level digital equipment add something


Monty Webber - It received the Cinematography Award at the 2004 ://www


Film cinematography dominated the motion picture industry from its inception till 2010's when digital cinematography became dominant add something


In 2010's color films were largely superseded by color digital cinematography add something


Since 2010's , digital cinematography has become dominant form of cinematography after largely superseding film cinematography add something


In late 2013, Paramount became the first major studio to distribute movies to theaters in digital format eliminating 35mm film entirely add something