Pearl Jam Twenty Blends New Interviews and Archival Footage for a Rock Retrospective

Published on website: October 21, 2011
Categories: 16mm , Alyson Shurtliff , Super 8mm , The StoryBoard Blog
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Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam Twenty, Cameron Crowe’s retrospective of the rock group’s first two decades, airs on PBS' American Masters series on October 21st.

The filmmaking team of cinematographer Nicola Marsh and editor Chris Perkel blended archival footage and new interviews to tell the story of the band’s genesis in the Seattle grunge scene, its rocket to stardom, and its subsequent search for wisdom and balance. A surprising amount of film existed, included Super 16 footage of the band’s second performance ever. Lead vocalist Eddie Vedder often carried a Super 8 camera on tour. And many outtakes from music video shoots over the years yielded important story beats. Read the full InCamera article 

Enjoy the trailer containing 20 years of rare and unseen footage!

Pearl Jam Twenty from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

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