What is a digital film? How is it different from a video?
Traditional video is most frequently associated with hand-held camcorders where the settings for exposure, focus, and colour balance are determined automatically by the camera. Shooting techniques involve lots of panning and zooming (the hallmark of amateur homemade video). The results take on the appearance of live news broadcasts – albeit a lower quality – because gathering news in real time requires hand held (or shoulder mount) shooting with automatic camcorder settings to accommodate unexpected events.
A digital film is story telling through moving images – in other words, a movie. Yes, we use digital video technology to minimize the cost of production and distribution, but the shooting techniques, manual control over camera settings and lighting result in high production values usually associated with high cost film productions to differentiate your message from ordinary video presentations.
And yet, digital films cost no more than traditional video.