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Cinematography is the art and process of recording visual images for motion pictures. A professional who engages in cinematography is known as a cinematographer.

As a process, it is closely related to photography. Cinematography involves the framing of a shot, the photographic aspects of a shot and duration of the shot.

Like photography, cinematography is a creative and interpretive process that affects the motion picture as an aesthetic product. A cinematographer frequently has to work together with a director to ensure the artistic coherence of the final product.

Cinematographic effects include sound, lighting, camera angles, and appearance (scenery, costumes, etc.).

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