Side By Side Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed Documentary

Author:
Publish date:

Producers Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa have chosen to create a film element of their feature documentary

Side by Side

on KODAK VISION3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254. This intermediate post production step will also provide the producers with a master for making 35mm film prints. The 2254 will then be archived at the Academy Film Archive, which is providing substantial and instrumental support to preserve this culturally significant exploration into the evolution of digital and film formats.

Side by Side

recently aired on PBS after a successful run on the 2012 festival circuit, and a limited release in theaters. The Academy is also planning future screenings of the film. “We took a deep dive into the evolution of filmmaking technology and spoke to hundreds of artists and filmmakers to make this documentary,” says Reeves. “What we took away is that, right now, film is the only archival medium that is truly proven. We'd like

Side by Side

to be available for future generations, and we think creating film elements is the best way to do that.” KODAK VISION3 2254 Film faithfully retains nuances in colors, contrast and other characteristics of digitally created images, and offers exceptional dye stability, allowing for extended asset life. Technicolor New York is providing the transfer services, and the stock will be used as a master for generating a few high-quality release prints for upcoming 35mm film screenings of the documentary. By choosing this post production path,

Side by Side

will be preserved for more than a century.

Side by Side

investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and film creation. The movie, directed by Christopher Kenneally, shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital — where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring. “At the end of the day, film is still the most stable and reliable preservation medium,” adds Andrew Evenski, President, Entertainment & Commercial Film,

Kodak

. “Only film offers a standardized, human-readable format that has been in existence for well over a century, and methods for retrieving content from a 35mm frame will exist well into the future. When content is preserved on film, no re-mastering is necessary.”

Related

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G, a new, upgraded model of its extremely popular rack mount audio monitoring solution. The new Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G features 12G-SDI video input, HDMI output, analog and AES/EBU inputs, a powerful class D amplifier, dual subwoofers, extended range speakers, an LCD and precision meters that can display VU, PPM and Loudness ballistic scales.

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15.2, a major update to its editing, color correction, visual effects and professional audio post production software. DaVinci Resolve 15.2 has been designed based on feedback from professional customers around the world. It includes over 30 new features that simplify and streamline everyday tasks so editors, colorists and sound engineers can work even faster.

EditShare Jumps Into The Game With Ubisoft Montréal

EditShare is helping UbiSoft Montreal meet the demands of live capture, editing and real-time playback of up to 4K content with its enterprise EditShare XStream EFS 450 shared storage solutions and integrated EditShare Geevs video servers which support up to 4 concurrent ingest and playout streams.