Watch: 'Side by Side' Doc Trailer About the Film to Digital Evolution
"There isn't yet a superior or even an equal imaging technology to film, but we're being forced to transition." Perfectly timed for the start of the Sundance Film Festival today is a trailer for a documentary called Side by Side, produced by Keanu Reeves, about the science, art, and impact of digital cinema. This trailer features interview snippets from Chris Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron and Marty Scorsese, all of whom are either making the big digital transition or still holding onto film (like Nolan). It looks like a fascinating doc and something that everyone in this industry needs to watch.
Watch the first trailer for Christopher Kenneally's doc Side by Side, originally via Vimeo:
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. This hasn't premiered anywhere yet, but we'll keep you updated. Visit: sidebysidethemovie.com.