Author Archives: Deckyon
Lets Watch Some Short Films!
This is by no means and exhaustive list of the film projects I have done, but it does encompass the films I have worked on with Small Step Films – the small group of friends who get together to make movies, sometimes even winning “Best of” awards, but always having fun.
The list will be after the break, so make sure to select the Read More link and they will be directly linked so you can watch them. There is always quite a bit of humor involved, and in some cases, it is over-the-top-cheese. I will leave you with one link before I start into the list; while not completely up to date, I am on IMBD with most of the credits as well! Gettin’ famous! Brad Buskey (IMDB)
Teaser – Alaska 2017
So, earlier this month I took a trip with my dad to Alaska. Now, this isnt going to to be the full post, just a teaser. I am working on a video of the sights we were given. I say given, because we were very lucky. From seeing Denali base to peak as clear as anyone remembered ever seeing it to a calm and somewhat clear day into Glacier Bay to very little rain over all the whole trip all the way down into Vancouver. So, here is a teaser from the video.
2017 Louisville 48 Hour Film Project
Well, last weekend we (Small Step Films) shot our piece for the Louisville 48 Hour Film Project. We shot for nearly 16 hours over Friday night and Saturday, with some catch up on Sunday. It was HOT! Even though we had some indoor locations, only 1 had AC. In fact, where we spent the majority of the time inside, it was hotter than if we were outside. A good bit of it was in triple digits.
Too Little Time!
Well, first, I realize it has been a while since my last posting. No other excuse than I got lazy, and really just didn’t have a lot to share… Not that I didn’t have a lot going on, just stuff I didn’t feel like writing down. OK, so all that is out of the way, here. We. Go.
First, a few things from the last few months. In March, the film team I am a part of went to Seattle, WA for the 2017 Filmapalooza festival, which celebrates all the world-wide winners of the 48 Hour Film Project. As we had won Louisville, we screened and received some great comments, even if we did not win an award on that stage. There were more than 150 other films we were up against. That’s OK, we plan on going back again this year, after we win Louisville again.
Experience the Moment
DJI Mavic Pro – Toy or Tool?
On Tuesday, September 27, drone powerhouse DJI announced a game-changing drone to the world. It is the DJI Mavic Pro. Some have called it an “Adventure Drone,” which I think fits it very well. It is a drone with the same intelligence as their larger models (Phantom 4) but folds up to a size not much larger than an iPhone 7+ box. What this means is that it is something you can nearly put in your pocket. Even the remote is smaller than an iPhone 7, and has a range of up to 4.6 miles.
The question, however, is this a tool or a toy?
Portland, ME 2016
Just last week, my dad and I went to Portland, Maine. It was just a quick getaway, from Saturday, Sep 3 to Saturday, Sep 10, but it also marked his first real trip without mom being along. There was no real agenda outside of eating some great seafood and spending some time walking the harbor and maybe seeing a lighthouse or two.
I will post all the photos at the bottom of this story, there are a lot.
OK, so I had to try something this weekend to see if it would work. I had seen somewhere online a way or reusing cooked lasagna pasta strips and making a crunchy, savory “crisp”. The concept is simple for a quick snack and will let you get rid of some pasta that you would otherwise throw away. Click the article title or below to continue to the actual steps.
48 Hour Film Project – Results
Short description for those who do not know, the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) is where a team signs up to fully produce a short, 4-7 minute film within a 48 hour time frame. The teams meet up to draw a genre from a hat that their film will have to fall into. Then the teams receive the following requirements: Line of Dialog, Character Name/Occupation, Prop that must be featured. Then, once released at Friday night, 7:00 PM, they have until Sunday night at 7:30 PM to turn in the finished film.