As filmmakers, financiers and studios continue to work together to bring movies to the multiplex, one of the more interesting discussions taking place that affects everything from budgets and scheduling to artistic approach and visual aesthetic is the decision whether or not to shoot digitally or on film. And getting right into the debate is Keanu Reeves, with his documentary “Side By Side.”
Speaking with a number of important, influential filmmakers, including James Cameron, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, George Lucas and more, the doc is an utterly fascinating conversation about where moviemaking has been, where it will go in the future and how technology will play a role in it. In the lead up to the film’s release, Tribeca Films has been dropping tantalizing outtakes from the film — click here to see Steven Soderbergh, Wally Pfister and Martin Scorsese talk shop in case you missed it. And now, we’ve got an exclusive clip of Robert Rodriguez — who has made digital filmmaking part of his regular prolific workflow — sharing an amusing anecdote about making a presentation about shooting for the format to a room full of directors.
“Side By Side” opens in theaters in Los Angeles on August 17th, New York City on August 31st and will be available On Demand starting August 22nd. Check out the clip, along with more outtakes from The Wachowskis and David Lynch.