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Sunday, August 19, 2012

le métrage

the footage, the film

Le cinéaste a tourné le métrage à Paris.
The filmmaker shot the footage in Paris.

un court métrage = a short film
un long métrage = a feature-length film

Le métrage also means length (of fabric, cloth, etc.).
De quel métrage avez-vous besoin?
What length do you need?

Our word is inspired by movies and filmmaking.