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Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 August 2012 (USA)
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The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director:

Christopher Kenneally (as Chris Kenneally)

Writer:

Christopher Kenneally (as Chris Kenneally)
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Extended interviews with the filmmakers of the critically-acclaimed documentary Side by Side.

Director: Christopher Kenneally
Stars: Richard Linklater, Wally Pfister, Keanu Reeves
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Ambrosi ... Himself
Michael Ballhaus ... Himself
Andrzej Bartkowiak ... Himself
Dion Beebe ... Himself
Jill Bogdanowicz ... Herself
Danny Boyle ... Himself
Geoff Boyle Geoff Boyle ... Himself
James Cameron ... Himself
Michael Chapman ... Himself
Don Ciana Don Ciana ... Himself
Anne V. Coates ... Herself
Lorenzo di Bonaventura ... Himself
Lena Dunham ... Herself
Gary Einhaus Gary Einhaus ... Himself
Jonathan Fawkner Jonathan Fawkner ... Himself
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Celuloidno i digitalno See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,956, 19 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,592, 2 September 2012
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Runtime:

| (TV) (2012)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Features Melancholia (2011) See more »

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A Fantastic Examination on the Transitional Period of Present Day Cinema
27 August 2012 | by Chrispy_GSee all my reviews

Cinema is in a state of transition. Film is slowly but surely being replaced and supplanted by Digital techniques. This is a rare gem of documenting because it has been made right in the heart of the transition.

Could you imagine if a documentary featuring major filmmakers had been made during the transition from black and white to color? This is essentially the modern iteration of that concept.

This film chronicles how digital filming and editing techniques have developed over the last two decades or so and have evolved from being a niche, low quality choice into a much more cost-effective, dynamic and comparable alternative to doing the same work on film.

Side By Side will only become more valued as the years go by. One day sooner rather than later film will be gone and everything will be digital. This will be regarded as more of a historical document than a film. It is a snapshot of the state of the industry as it makes the biggest transition it has ever gone through.

This is a true testament to the exponential times we live in and should not be missed by any cinema lover.


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