Sunday, September 08, 2013

Side By Side: Film vs. Digital

SIDE BY SIDE is a documentary produced by Keanu Reeves about the differences between shooting on film and shooting digital formats. After touring the festival circuit, the 53 minute film aired on PBS and can be watched online: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365069419/

Keanu is also the interviewer and narrator. Don't let that put you off, this is a very good and interesting film. It's also well-balanced. There are plenty of old school folks who argue that film will always be better for various reasons, as well as a lot of other people who like digital a lot. The cast of interviewees is the a-list of directors and cinematographers in the current cinema, so there is a huge wealth of information here.

If you are at all interested in the differences and how filmmakers perceive them, this is worth the time invested.
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