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Academy Award an award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievement in motion picture production and performance, also called an Oscar.
animated cartoon a motion picture made by photographing a sequence of drawings showing stages of movement, so as to create the illusion of motion when the images are projected in quick succession.
audiovisual having both sound and a picture, as does a film. [1/2 definitions]
autoradiograph a picture produced on a film by placing it in contact with a radioactive substance.
AV abbreviation of "audio-visual," having both sound and a picture, as does film.
cable television a form of television in which the sound and picture signals from distant stations are received by a master antenna and then delivered by electrical cable. Cable television typically provides clear reception, access to a large number of channels, and a relatively wide range of programming, whereas conventional television is limited to the reception of signals from local stations.
cameraman a man who operates a motion-picture or television camera.
camerawoman a woman who operates a motion-picture or television camera.
cartoon a motion picture made by filming a series of drawings; animated cartoon. [1/5 definitions]
celluloid a flammable, brittle material used esp. for motion picture film. [1/2 definitions]
chromolithograph a picture lithographed in color.
cinema a motion picture theater. [1/3 definitions]
close-up in photography, films, or television, a picture taken at close range to show details, as of facial expression. (Cf. long shot.) [1/2 definitions]
colorization the process by which color is added to motion picture images that were originally filmed in black and white.
conversation piece an eighteenth-century genre picture that depicts a group of fashionable people in an appropriate setting. [1/2 definitions]
cornice a horizontal frame or molding designed to conceal curtain rods, picture hooks, or the like. [1/4 definitions]
cover girl a young woman whose picture is on the cover of a magazine.
cover story a magazine article featured in the picture or headlines on the magazine's cover. [1/2 definitions]
cyclorama a large composite picture put on the wall of a circular room to appear in a natural perspective to a person in the center of the room. [1/2 definitions]
decal a design or picture transferred or made to be transferred from specially prepared paper to glass, metal, wood, or the like.
diorama a translucent picture viewed through a small aperture. [1/2 definitions]