Side by Side: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema

Side by Side: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema

Friday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m.

With Keanu Reeves, investigate the history, process and workflow of digital and photochemical films.

Reeves (pictured at right) gets an insider’s perspective on the industry’s most basic delivery system, marveling at what artists have accomplished with emulsion film and digital pixels, and exploring how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions.

James Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Robert Rodriguez, Lana and Andy Wachowski, Steven Soderbergh and other notable filmmakers weigh in on the topic.

For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie — on film. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking. In 2009 Slumdog Millionaire won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, the first time the award was given to a film shot almost entirely digitally and not on film.