Digital photography and videography have completely changed the landscape of imaging in all realms of life; creative to scientific to archiving. “Side By Side” is a documentary investigating what changes have occurred in the modern film industry to utilize the new technological developments brought forward to digital video technology and where that leaves the original reel film mechanism. Reel film seems so bulky, inflexible, and archaic compared to what we can now do with digital film.
The ‘big time’ hollywood aspect of this documentary is a bit naff….especially with overblown and overdone filmmakers like George Lucas (rubbish)….however the topic is interesting.
In the end, the quality of the film is not determined by what kind of mechanism it was made on—-but the mind of the filmmakers/writers and the strength of their ideas.
An interesting video. Occasionally borders on cliche, however covers a topic which I often think about. The subtlety by which influencers pass on information to their environment and the people around them is fascinating. This video often deals a bit too much about goods and services, however I feel some of the same principles would apply to philosophical, ideological, and even political ideas.
This video is beautiful. Epic bite the back of your hand beautiful. The essence of Le Mans in 2012——i’m still buzzing over the race, and this slow-motion “Ultra Motion” video that Eurosport was using during their coverage really shines through when set to shoegazing background music.
thanks to Don for the tip!
This has to be one of THE best openings to any video i’ve seen in a long time….cryptic night time scenes with slowly evolving funkified 1970s psychedelic music makes for video perfection! What a year for great cars in rallying as well! That Fulvia is off-the-hook cool.
What an amazing 25 minute documentary this is! Enjoy
Thanks to Simon C for sharing this!
I had read several months ago what the UK show Wheeler Dealers was going to do an episode about the Alpine A310—–and i’ve been looking very forward to it for a while! A couple of reasons why: (A) there really isn’t too much in terms of videos, information, or documentation of the A310, at least not in english anyways, (B) the A310 is on my list of cars I want to own in the next 20 years, so i’m super interested, and (C) because I usually enjoy Wheeler Dealers anyways, and putting an Alpine on there is just icing on the cake!
Here’s the full, nearly 44 minute episode!
This is such a great ‘period’ documentary/commercial issued by Porsche about their new 928. Obviously Porsche had grand hopes regarding the 928 when it was launched, and was touted within the company as the successor to the Porsche 911—–obviously we all know how that turned out!
That’s not to say that the 928 was not successful—-because it was successful as a front-engined sports car. I have to say as a kid, i think i loved the 928 more than i loved the 911 of that era (early 80s). The 928 had the most wicked rear end, and had a lot of presence on the road—-whereas the early 80s 911 had big bumpers and looked sort of like a cartoon. Fast forward to 2012, I think the 911 of that era has aged quite well (maybe because it is timeless?) whereas the 928 looks like it is trapped in the time of that era.
Either way—–enjoy this video presented in 4 parts. It has nice features, including lots of people with moustaches and/or mullet-y hair!
Supercar nut Harry Metcalfe from Evo Magazine is taking a tour around the working prototype of the Porsche 918.
I am loving the idea of this….2 electric motors and a V8…look at where the exhaust pipes exit! PDK double clutch gearbox…..and just a bang up to date technological masterpiece under development. I was never a fan of the Carrera GT, but this i’m properly excited about.
thanks to Jon for the tip on this great tribute to the legendary Porsche 917.
The DRIVE collective have finally launched with their first full video; a tribute to the Nurburgring 24 hour race. Fantastic stuff, and i can’t wait to see more from them!
From the best international magazine in the world: Intersection. They never fail to impress me. More on them this week…
what a weird film…ha! featuring a 1960 Alfa Spider and a 6C 1900…and a Moto Guzzi!
By now you’ve probably heard all sorts of ‘hype’ surrounding the release of “DRIVE” to the cinemas. Besides the over-ambitious title, and the blatant Steve McQueen-like imitations of Ryan Gosling in the photos and trailers leading up to the release of the film—–I feel it would be appropriate for a petrolhead perspective on the film.
For the first 15 minutes of this film, I sat in my seat in awe—–thinking that this may join the ranks of one of the greatest car films/films ever made. My mind slowly changed over the course of the next 1 hour and 25 minutes as “Drive” entertained the hell out of me, but fell into the trap of uber-violence, as american films generally tend to do. That being said, the classic Steve McQueen-isms and the slightly over-acted role of Ryan Gosling actually work pretty damn well. The degree of straight up violence in this film is pretty heavy, so don’t think that watching a V8 being dismantled is what’s around the corner. You are in for some gore.
From the perspective of actual driving and automobile references in the film—-i think there are many references to the love of actually driving, rather than the love of automobiles. The
Dodge Charger Chrysler 300c (thanks Anon) vs. Ford Mustang chase in here, which only lasts a minute or so—-is a good one, but a blatant tribute to one of the most famous car scenes ever put onto film from “Bullitt”. Other than that, there are some decent car scenes, but i am pleased they were not drenched in absurd special effects like other hollywood car films tend to be. The guy loves to drive though, and he’s got perforated driving gloves to back it up! Those driving gloves (see picture) are a nice touch. I’m not sure why they gave him an old grey Chevy Malibu to drive in the rest of the film, however the car is obviously ‘modded’ (interior and exterior).
All in all, this film is the perfect combination of “Bullitt”, “Taxi Driver” and the utterly fantastic TV series “Dexter”. It is violent, interesting, and very well made. The soundtrack is cool, the cinematography is cool, and the acting is good. I enjoyed the film very much, although I think it could have been EVEN better with a bit less violence, and some better cars.
The B5 Audi S4 has really joined the ranks of ‘legendary’ modern euro cars—-it wasn’t just the sportier version of the car that financially rescued Audi in the mid-late 1990s (the B5 A4), but its interesting twin-turbo narrow angle V6 made tuneability of this car as easy as falling down. The S4 has always been the Audiphile staple, with the right combination of practicality, size, price, and tuneability—-all mated to an all-important quattro. 2nd hand prices for stock/lightly modded cars are stable now in the $10-15k range, and demand is high these days, especially amongst its rabidly enthusiastic following. The cars that have been converted to ‘Stage 3’ are selling between $15-25k and packing at least 400hp, if not much more…
This, though…is a stunning video outlining the appeal of this modern classic. Check out the backseats! Those might be the greatest rear seats i’ve ever seen.
Harry Metcalfe (Evo Mag) & his Lamborghini Countach embark in this video on a 900+ road trip from Monte Carlo to the UK after an Evo Magazine feature about all the various ‘versions’ of the Countach released over the years. Harry Metcalfe, the gentleman in the video—is one of the founding editors of Evo Magazine from the UK—–amongst other things, he owns the red Countach in the video.
2 great videos, posted by a member of the Audi community. EXCELLENT!
I especially love the “plot” in “Dreamer” where the quattro is remembering the glory days…
a BMW Classic short film. (thanks to Arman for the tip!)