SIDE BY SIDE Official Trailer (2012) and the Debate of Film Vs. Digital

SIDE BY SIDE (Synopsis courtesy of Official Website)

For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie — with film.

Movies were shot, edited and projected using photochemical film. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking.

SIDE BY SIDE, a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves, takes an in-depth look at this revolution. Through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologies, editors, and exhibitors, SIDE BY SIDE examines all aspects of filmmaking — from capture to edit, visual effects to color correction, distribution to archive. At this moment when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, SIDE BY SIDE explores what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring.

Here is the Official Trailer:


The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. We show what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital–where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring.

Cast includes: Keanu Reeves, Danny Boyle, James Cameron, Anne Coates, Michael Chapman, Anthony Dod Mantle, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Lena Dunham, David Fincher, Greta Gerwig, Richard Linklater, George Lucas, David Lynch, John Malkovich, Walter Murch, Dennis Muren, Christopher Nolan, Vince Pace, Wally Pfister, Robert Rodriguez, Joel Schumacher, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Stefan Sonnenfeld, Lars Van Trier, The Wachowskis, Vilmos Zsigmond, and Many More.

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