The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

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Christopher Kenneally (as Chris Kenneally)

Writer:

Christopher Kenneally (as Chris Kenneally)
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Derek Ambrosi ... Self
Michael Ballhaus ... Self
Andrzej Bartkowiak ... Self
Dion Beebe ... Self
Jill Bogdanowicz ... Self
Danny Boyle ... Self
Geoff Boyle Geoff Boyle ... Self
James Cameron ... Self
Michael Chapman ... Self
Don Ciana Don Ciana ... Self
Anne V. Coates ... Self
Lorenzo di Bonaventura ... Self
Lena Dunham ... Self
Gary Einhaus Gary Einhaus ... Self
Jonathan Fawkner Jonathan Fawkner ... Self
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Investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows 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. Written by aolse9

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a documentary about the science, art, and impact of digital cinema

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Documentary

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Keanu Reeves: Since the late 1880s, visual artists and storytellers have used moving images to create amazing works. Movies have inspired us, thrilled us, and captured our imaginations. Film has helped us share our experiences and dreams. Photochemical film has been the exclusive format used to capture, project, and store moving images for over 100 years. It is only recently that new technology has emerged that is challenging film's place as the gold standard for quality and workflow. Digital ...
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Small Screen Babies
Written by Anthony Rizzo
Performed by Anthony Rizzo
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An exciting cinema history session
28 December 2012 | by thaibmSee all my reviews

As a film student or just a movie lovers, you rarely got a chance to connect with cinema history, or meet with famous people in the industry who set the standard and created the masterpieces. This documentary gives it all in a friendly story telling mode that could benefit both professionals or just any random viewers

As much as it is about digital, it's equally about how cinema develop and what it would be like in the future. The documentary points out an interesting finding that it's the professionals, not the technology that drives the storytelling art forward. Each and every of them offer their best performance and artistry via the choice of techniques they made.

It's fantastic to see how filmmakers form different groups of opinions and stay faithful to it. While the film did not intend to come to any conclusion about future of cinema in digital or old style film, it clearly set up a basic understanding about filmmaking as a painstakingly process that require endless decision making based on personal visual creative interpretation.

A nice to watch movie for film students, especially those are fans of David Lynch, James Cameroon or George Lucas, the main speakers


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,956, 19 August 2012

Gross USA:

$58,825

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,054
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Runtime:

| (TV) (2012)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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