Look to the sky, do you know anyone that can paint the same.
Taking a picture does not justify nor magnify the true beauty at scale.
Nevertheless, people do and mainly for personal gain.
Then people do the same with living beings and turn them into inanimate, unrealistic, lifeless depictions of living things.
You will be asked to put life into them, not that you ever could.
In this day and age, everyone has a camera but it does not always make the position worthy nor noble.
Making a film is just the same as putting together stills.
Could it be different in a format which is not permanent?
Know that at its very essence, it is still the same.
Differences on opinion have made this topic confusing.
Films are not like a reflection but in effect instilling something into it.
Memories are to be retained in the mind and the heart, the word of people should always be referred to in truth and then if needed, judged.
What if it is needed for evidence?
Is the harm greater or the benefit of making films.
Just because the time has moved on does not make the teachings less relevant.
What if it promotes decent behaviour and expresses Islam?
The end does not go far to justify the means of such.
All things are perfect except what humans and their counterparts make.
This is the clear and distinguished difference between real and fake.