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[film-mey-ker] /ˈfɪlmˌmeɪ kər/
Also called moviemaker. a producer or director of motion pictures, especially one working in all phases of production:
the leading young filmmakers of France.
a person who makes film, especially for use in photography.
Origin of filmmaker
1905-10; film + maker
Related forms
filmmaking, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It inspired me to become a filmmaker of a particular type of movie.
  • The group is a mix of certified arborists, a canopy biologist, a professional photographer and a filmmaker.
  • He was an extremely important experimental filmmaker.
  • The filmmaker is still trying to structure her narrative.
  • Of course, as a filmmaker and media ethnographer, it was all part of my job.
  • First, though, it will be a program that will help me more and help me with my professional work as a filmmaker.
  • We also invited a prestigious but not wealthy filmmaker to visit.
  • It is, in a word, due to the filmmaker's way with artifice.
  • One of the crucial modes of cinematic modernity is the personal film, the story that derives from the filmmaker's life.
  • Even the cinematic image itself is a reproduction: the filmmaker doesn't make his actors, his cities, or his sets.
Word Origin and History for filmmaker

from film (n.) + maker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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