TRAILER: Side by Side

When I was but a young man, I always wanted to shoot film – real film, the kind that breathes life into the image it is capturing.  Budget and location proved to me very quickly that once my days of 8mm shooting were done, that video would have to take its place.  Since then, I’ve been a video guy, but with the introduction of the CineAlta, the realization that film was a dead medium for modern motion pictures became clear.  George Lucas cemented it when he shot Star Wars Episodes 1-3.  Today, with the Canon 5D and others, that prospect of creating stories that have nearly the same dynamics as film, and that are being shown in movie theaters, is once again something within reach to everyone.

But everyone isn’t excited about the switch to digital.  Keanu Reeves sits down to talk with creators about filmmaking in the upcoming documentary, Side by Side.  A trailer for the film movie has been released, that teases the arguments for both sides.

The movie premieres at the Berlin Film Festival, and I can’t wait to see the entire piece.



Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher is one of those guys that has always loved comics but never got into them until really late in life - like high school in the 80s. He just missed the Crisis on Infinite Earths, but has been around for every major crossover since. Stephen knows his way around video and film production having been a director, producer, editor, and motion graphics artist for projects ranging from small promotional pieces for Wachovia all the way up to regional videos for the Division of Emergency Management. As a prolific writer, Stephen began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen also freelances for the Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog. When not writing, Stephen shares his knowledge as a tenured faculty member at Fort Hays State University. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. Favorite Writers: Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Paul Dini, Adam Beechen, Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges Favorite Artists: Dan Jurgens, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, Freddie Williams III

2 thoughts on “TRAILER: Side by Side

  • February 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Just wanted to pop by and say THANKS for your great tutorials on lighting…real life-saver for an unwilling art director pressed into videography duty!

  • February 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the kind words! When I find some free time (it’s becoming a rare commodity around here) I plan on launching a whole new line of tutorials and videos.

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