I am compiling a list of movies, and as I do so I find that I'm dividing them into to the following categories:
- Live action: Non-animated film using (mostly) real life actors, e.g. Ghost Protocol.
- CG: Fully computer animated films, like Pixar's movies, e.g. Brave.
- Stop motion: Films created using stop motion animation, e.g. Corpse Bride.
- Animation (bad name): More traditional (hand drawn?) animation such as the classic Disney movies and most anime.
First off, I realize that the categories above are a little fuzzy. For instance, there are three different types of animation, and some of them are ambiguous. I welcome suggestions to further refine this list. Note, though, that I want the categories to be broad, so that I don't have to do half an hour's research on each film just to choose one.
However, my real question is, if I were to give a name to this distinction (perhaps as a column in a spreadsheet), what would I call it?
The term category seems rather vague, as does format. I thought of using something like animation type or style, but that doesn't apply to "live action".