Cinematography, direct translation: (Gr.) Kinema: motion + (Gr.) Graphein: recording i.e. motion recording, but to me the exact equivalent is the art of cinema.
“You must know them before they break the rules.” – Blain Brown, Cinematography: Theory and Practice.
I agree with this statement, otherwise you might have signed up for a work that is supposed to have found something new and is a repetition of the past. Before I go into the depths of cinematography, I believe it is useful to talk about filmmaking stages. These stages are: Development, Pre-production, Production, Post-production and distribution.