It can be said that there are many types of film, e.g. live action, computer animation, cel animation or stop motion.
However, the word "type" does not describe this distinction well, as it is ambiguous, as one might argue that the "type" of film refers instead to its genre, e.g. action, comedy, romance or sci-fi. It can also be interpreted as referring to black and white versus colour, or feature film versus short film, or any number of categorizations.
I have considered the following terms, but found them too generic:
What is the appropriate terminology for the phenomenon I am trying to describe? Animation type? Technique? Videography? Visual style?
(This question was asked before on the Movies & TV beta, but it was put on hold for being opinion-based. The word style was suggested to me, but it still maintains a level of ambiguity. I am convinced, however, that a more appropriate terminology exists!)