Side by Side | ft. Keanu Reeves (2012)

This documentary focuses on the differences between film (celluloid/) and digital filmmaking. This is something truly interesting if you (like me) had no clue that there was that big of an impact to the industry. With film, there were different people’s perspectives that preferred digital because you can stop and see what you recorded and do the scene over, whereas for film, you have to wait a day for your “daily’s” to receive the film back from processing. In that sense, there were a few people who appreciated time waited because it was more precious; actors, directors, etc. only had a certain amount of time to film certain scenes, which made each scene more valuable. In my opinion, I prefer digital due to the technical advancements. Major Influencers/Advocates for Digital such as James Cameron and George Lucas in this film had strong thoughts about digital, referencing the growth of the tech, which I too believe in. I prefer the ability to stop and recreate the best scenes if deemed fit by the director in his vision. Movies such as Star Wars and Avatar were great films that were filmed digitally. What do you all think? Which do you prefer?

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One thought on “Side by Side | ft. Keanu Reeves (2012)

  1. After I watched this film, I felt it is not easy to do the cinema. I agree with you, this is interesting. When I watched the film, that was film making and technical advancement helped a lot of things on the film making.

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