A film is generally a moving picture developed by an active human or team of people for entertainment purposes, generally for amusement. Films may be single (i.e., a film shot singly), montage (a sequence of film shot parts put together), or series (a series of related films shot over a span of time, often beginning with a single introduction and then following the same order throughout). In the modern era, the term “filmmaking” has come to refer loosely to any process using film. Filming is a subset of digital media producing such works as motion pictures, video games, and television shows. It is considered a medium of artistic expression more than a conventional form of art.
Filmography is the study of film and all its uses. Film distribution involves the marketing and public relations aspects of distributing motion pictures and also includes advertising. Film schools educate students on the technical aspects of film production and distribution. Most filmmaking schools also prepare students to handle the media aspect of advertising for independent film producers.
Filmmakers use several different styles of film to tell their stories, and each style has a definitive look, sound, and level of sophistication. The visual language of film adds depth and dimension to its medium, and is largely a language of expression rather than a formalism. It is important to keep in mind that film is not just a visual medium; it requires a certain level of skill to create a meaningful and memorable film experience. Film makers should take time to work with the camera, observe the surrounding environment, and use composition, lighting, and sound to tell their stories effectively.