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Edward Havens
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See the trailer here

"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."

Discuss.

The film's Facebook page

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Mark Ogden
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quote: Edward Havens
Discuss.
We've been discussing this for something like thirteen years now. There's something left unsaid? [Roll Eyes]

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Edward Havens
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Part of the reason for discussion is to learn things you didn't know before. To be presented with information you already knew, but brought to you in a different way that makes you reconsider your previous stance. Or maybe even change the other person's way of thinking.

If there is nothing left to be said, we might as well as Brad to shut this forum down now.

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Mike Blakesley
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Sounds like Keanu stole Jenn Jennings' idea! [Smile]

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Aaron Garman
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+1 Mike.

AJG

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Paul H. Rayton
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This doc is premiering this month in Berlin, at the Berlin Film Festival (and I'll bet it's not on "film"!). After that, we can hope that it will be available elsewhere, and I'll be interested to see it. We've all invested so much time and energy discussing this subject, it will (IMHO) be right interesting to see the issue as understood (and presented on screen) by one of the subjects who is actually frequently seen in front of the cameras. From the trailer, it appears he incorporates a wide range of perspectives, including some from those who are rather prominent in the field, as well as folks from "behind the scenes".

If anyone is aware of it being shown in their area, please post a notice here, so that those who may be interested might get to see it.

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Jenn Jennings
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Mr. Reeves did a good job making his doc look pretty and filled it with a bunch of super rich and famous movie stars, but my movie is about real people starring real people. I am not touching on anything having to do with movie cameras or editing systems like he does. His movie is for the real movie nerds. I am hoping to reach a much broader audience and hopefully incorporate some outreach methods of preservation in both film and historical buildings.

Although, I wish I had access to his budget.....

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Edward Havens
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So, Side By Side is getting a theatrical release in August. Los Angeles and New York City, naturally.

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Jock Blakley
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In 2K, I trust.

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Bobby Henderson
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You'll be able to see it in the extreme data compressed iTunes movie library 5 days after it debuts in those NY and LA theaters. But hey! It's DIGITAL!!!

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System Notices
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It has been 520 days since the last post.


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Patrick de Groot
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Its on Netflix. Just so you know [Wink] . Quite interesting. And shows different views. Only recently digital is a real alternative to capturing on film. How is the progression toward 4K in cinemas? Any new projectors that make a leap in contrast and color space?

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Mike Blakesley
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Was also on our PBS station a month or so ago. Very interesting doc.

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Carsten Kurz
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There is also a version on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-UadgUL4_Q

- Carsten

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Justin Hamaker
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I watched Side by Side last night. It's pretty interesting to learn about the evolution of digital in film making. Only a small segment of the film deals with digital projection.

Besides the evolution of digital film making, it was interesting to hear the attitudes of directors and cinematographers. It was a mix between those who feel film is the ultimate medium, and those who see digital as the wave of the future. I think attitudes could be lumped into three basic categories: those who will go kicking and screaming to digital; those who are intrigued on some level, but cautious; and those who are 100% sold on digital. And all of them make great points.

The other thing I found interesting is that some of the people who were committed to film almost seemed like they were committed for selfish reasons related to their job or control, rather than because of the artistic quality. One person even went so far as to say Hollywood should be dictating what is good enough to be a movie. I found this arrogance to be almost offensive.

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