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Filmmaking has always been a game for the elite, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars just to get started. With the advent of new digital technologies, now virtually anyone can make a movie.  But, with the lower costs, is digital the best format for your movie?  This module explores the differences between film and video.


  • 26:57 video takes you inside the difference between film and video
  • Complete illustrated companion guide


  • The pros and cons of shooting film
  • The pros and cons of shooting video
  • How film and video work
  • How the "film look" is achieved
  • The post production considerations for each format
 "Jason proves that top-notch production values are within the reach of anyone who has ever dreamt of making his own movie. You’ll learn far more about filmmaking with this practical, thorough and meticulously organized site than you ever will watching "Project Greenlight." Jason knows what he’s talking about, because he’s actually done it!"
   - Steve Skrovan, Executive Producer,
         Everybody Loves Raymond