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A film is also called as a movie, motion picture is a series of still images that when shown on a screen create the illusion of some moving images.

The word “Cinema” short for Cinematography is one often used to refer to the filmmaking and the film industry and to the art of filmmaking itself. The definition of cinema is the art of the simulating experiences to communicate with ideas, stories, feelings, perceptions, beauty or atmosphere by the means of recorded or programmed moving images along with all other sensory stimulations.

Individual images that make up a film are called the frames. In the projection of the traditional celluloid films a rotating shutter that causes intervals of darkness as each frame, in turn is moved into the position to be projected but the viewer does not notice the interruptions because of an effect known as persistence of the vision. Whereby the eye retains a visual image for a fraction of the second after its source that disappears. The perception of the motion is due to a psychological effect that is called the phi phenomenon.

The name “film” originates from fact that the photographic film has the historically been the medium for recording and displaying the motion pictures. Many of other terms exist for an individual motion-picture, including picture, picture show, moving picture, photoplay, and flick.

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