Due for release in the US this month is what looks to be a fascinating documentary, produced by Keanu Reeves called SIDE BY SIDE The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema. Blurb reads:
For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie — with film. Movies were shot, edited and projected using photochemical film. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking. SIDE BY SIDE takes an in-depth look at this revolution. Through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologists, 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.
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Tribeca: Film vs. Digital in ‘Side by Side’By Mekado Murphy (New York Times). Interview with the director Chris Kenneally.Movie Studios Are Forcing Hollywood to Abandon 35mm Film. But the Consequences of Going Digital Are Vast, and Troubling by Gendy Alimurung (LA Weekly/ Apr 12 2012)
'Martin Scorsese to abandon film to shoot movies digitally'by Nick Clark(The Independent 28 June 2012)
'Taking their shot as realities shift:The cinematography Oscar nominees navigate a changing landscape in which film makes way for digital video' by Mark Olsen (Los Angeles Times Feb 12th 2012)