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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [film-mey-ker]
    • /ˈfɪlmˌmeɪ kər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [film-mey-ker]
    • /ˈfɪlmˌmeɪ kər/

Definitions of filmmaking word

  • noun filmmaking Also called moviemaker. a producer or director of motion pictures, especially one working in all phases of production: the leading young filmmakers of France. 1
  • noun filmmaking a person who makes film, especially for use in photography. 1
  • noun filmmaking The activity of preparing edited video works, formerly principally films, whether for entertainment or other purposes. 1

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Origin of filmmaking

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10; film + maker

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Parts of speech for Filmmaking


filmmaking popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for filmmaking

adjective filmmaking

  • cinematic — Cinematic means relating to films made for the cinema.
  • filmic — of, relating to, or characteristic of motion pictures: a filmic adaptation of a novel.

noun filmmaking

  • photojournalism — journalism in which photography dominates written copy, as in certain magazines.
  • photography — the process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light or of other forms of radiant energy, as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays.

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