What is the different between Cinematography and Videography

Kim Welch

Senior Member
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I have heard people say that they are the same but it seems to me that Cinema by definition means it's made for the cinema where Video implies a broader concept. Is there a difference?
 

Maura B.

The Last Black Unicorn
Staff member
From my knowledge, cinematography is about the art and science of making a movie, while videography is primarly about recording an event. :)
 

Kim Welch

Senior Member
Staff member
I think I should have said digital cinematography and not videography. Can we say typo! However, it's kinda a mute thing now because 99% of the movies are now made digitally. It's all digital cinematography.
 
Cinematography is more about giving people a moving experience. Whereas, Videography is about showing people an experience that (A) they already had, or (B) that they want to have.
 
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