A lot of people use "film" and "tape"/"video" interchangably, but they are not the same thing. That's forgiveable from Joe-Sixpack Blockbuster Customer, but if you're actually producing material, then it's time to get it right. I could go on and on about the differences, but if you're shooting on a magnetic medium, you're not "filming". You can hold film up to the light and see pictures, and the camera makes a chattering noise. Not so with video, be it VHS way on up to the digital stuff Lucas is using for EpII and beyond. Now, your final product can arguably be called a "film" since that definition is a little more broad. But the medium you're using, and the VERB you use to describe what you're doing...nope. Some alternate words you can use: shooting, lensing, taping, recording. To sum up: if your camera doesn't go rat-a-tat-tat, you're not filming. (And if your video camera goes rat-a-tat-tat, it's broken! ) Okay, lecture over! Thanks for your indulgence.