Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:00AM
Still photography has made the transition from film to digital, but many of us still use film in our craft. The new documentary Side By Side, which debuted at the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (an 11-day event that featured an astounding 149 films), is the moviemaker's parallel universe.
Host Keanu Reeves interviewed an impressive array of directors - like George Lucas, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, Jill Bogdanowicz, and Greta Gerwig - to discuss the evolving role of traditional film and the digital camera revolution in the film industry ... not to mention new technologies that are coming into play (Peter Jackson's use of 48-frames-per-second footage versus the traditional 24 to give ultra-clear, startling images for his upcoming The Hobbit comes to mind). The following trailer gives you a good introduction to this indie of interest to all filmmakers and photographers.