Side by Side

Side by Side

  • Director: Christopher Kenneally
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: August 22, 2012
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Пліч-о-пліч
  • This documentary focuses on one of the most cutting-edge topics in the film industry today: the emergence of digital technology, and in-depth discussion by actually enumerating the links in film production-such as motion capture, editing, visual effects, color correction, etc. Question, Keanu Reeves is the producer. There are also interviews by Keanu with many well-known people in the industry, such as Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese , Davey, Finch , The Wachowskis , George Lucas , James Cameron and Steven Soderbergh . 


    • Release date August 22, 2012
    • Production companies Company Films

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Alphonso 2022-03-25 09:01:19

      A collection of perspectives from a group of Hollywood directors

      A good documentary... interviews with many famous directors, their views on the change from film film to digital film record the latest big change in the history of film. Nolan is really old school. 2333 Almost all directors have to admit that digital cinema has indeed brought a lot of convenience. Radicals such as Cameron George Lucas even asserted that the era of film is over, and only Nolan insists on using film to make films. The old way, and straight (arrogant) said (jiao) that all...

    • By Miller 2022-03-25 09:01:19

      Anywhere except the title

      After watching this documentary about the digital battle of film film, I feel that I have taken a very informative course in film history and film technology history. Indeed, although this documentary is only less than 100 minutes long, it tells about a very important event in the history of film - the digital revolution and the decline of film.

      Except for a few directors or DPs, most filmmakers have turned to digital cinema. Although directors and DPs have negative attitudes towards...

    • By Chase 2022-03-25 09:01:19

      We never met, but we will always miss celluloid

      All the physical things, physical and physical contact, make me feel spontaneous, primitive and rough comfort. I firmly believe that pen and paper writing, paper books, CDs, cinemas, and film will always shine in the waves of the times.

      I remember the 40-degree summer when I was in junior high school,

      It was 2009, and I was sweating profusely and ran all over Changsha to find a photo studio that could develop...

    • By Ludie 2022-03-25 09:01:19

      Notes on Yin and Yang

      The film is expensive and the time is short, but the actors are easy to focus, more serious, manual editing DV is cheap, portable, has many angles, and the time is long, the actors are too tired to concentrate, the editing is troublesome, and the editing machine AVID You have to be an artist and a technician at the same time. CG Technology, Digital Technology, Optician DI Colorist Sony, Dynamic Range RED1, Silicon Imaging SI-2K, Sony F950, ARRIFLEX 3D Film Controversy Changing the Way...

    • By Jules 2022-03-25 09:01:19

      "Yin and Yang" Notes

      This documentary tells the transition from the film era to the digital era from multiple perspectives, and provides a rich presentation of the changes in all parties in the film production industry process, as well as the impact of these changes on the film itself.

      Director: For a director, shooting on film means that no matter what is shot today, the dailies have to be seen the next day. So digital shooting offers a new way of directing to see the "final picture" at all times. A roll...

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    • By Misty 2023-09-09 03:17:05

      In fact, it’s the same problem as cel drawing to CG, dot matrix to 3DCG: how to pass on the technology and consciousness that have been honed under many limited conditions in the past to the new environment? Not too many things that are shabby and...

    • By Theo 2023-09-07 10:46:58

      Analog technology will not die completely, and digital technology will develop to a certain extent, and analog technology will be...

    • By Elsie 2023-09-03 13:50:17

      As long as it's a good movie, shot digitally or on film, who cares? That's just a...

    • By Karlie 2023-08-13 21:15:55

      The digital revolution is not only the innovation of technology, but also the expansion of art....

    • By Devonte 2023-08-04 15:04:19

      It's very beautiful, the battle between film and digital, in fact, I also think that 3D is not very interesting, the content of the expression is not...

    Movie plot

    After hundreds of years of development, film technology has gone from wild to maturity, and filmmakers have used chemical photography to create one after another classic and visual miracles. As time gradually moves towards the 21st century, chemical photography approaches a critical point, with little room for improvement, and it is increasingly unable to cope with the film industry's demands for new technologies and new shooting...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    "The Matrix" actor Keanu Levi served as the producer of the film, visiting today's Hollywood heavyweight directors and photographers, especially those masters who have unique insights into digital movies, such as James Cameron and David who embrace digital Vinci, or Christopher Nolan, who is fond of filming in negatives, the big directors showed up one by one, and with their works mutually confirmed how digital visual effects, editing...
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    Movie quotes

    • Joel Schumacher: The people who've come before us gave the world new ways to dream. I think it's our job to continue that and to try to give people new ways to dream.

    • [first lines]

      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 technology is evolving to a point that may very well replace film as the primary means of creating and sharing motion pictures.

    • Keanu Reeves: You must have heard in the late 90s, film is the gold standard. And the tools that you're playing with are what?

      Anthony Dod Martin: Debasing. Threatening. I have been slapped around. If you want to...

      Keanu Reeves: What do you mean, slapped around?

      Anthony Dod Martin: I've been applauded and almost executed in the sentence.