Okay, let's take a look at what's new here at Decades Apart. *flips through notepad*. Oh yeah! My new camera showed up yesterday. Now, I would show you some test footage but it's an HD camera and I don't have the brain capacity to think to simultaneously buy a new editing software at the same time! Go missing brain! Actually, I didn't know this was going to be a problem. I've edited HD video before on my computer with no problem...or at least I think what we shot with was an HD camera. Actually, thinking back I think we downloaded the video to my external hard drive and transferred it to my computer. Eh, it was two years ago now so it doesn't matter.
I read some reviews saying people had problems downloading video from the camera but it's all because they don't know what firewire is. What are they amateurs? I mean, I'm an amateur but I installed my firewire card and bought a cable when I was 18. These people must be drunk. Anyway, all besides the point. I plan on getting a new editing software (something I was planning to do anyway because mine doesn't have color correction) and a microphone next. That's all I'm really willing to tell you guys right now.
This has been rough so far and I'm barely even starting on my journey. However, I do not feel any fear of what's ahead; nervousness, maybe, but not fear. It's also only been rough because I can't stop thinking. I've done what I need to do for the most part. I'm just freaking out about whatever comes next. Ha ha, I'm so nervous about doing this but also so very excited.
As for what I'm going to do with the video after I'm done...I'm not sure. I know I'll make a short preview and upload it for you guys on here. As far as the finished product goes, I'm still thinking a lot about that. Part of me wants to show it to the three people that have probably started reading this thing. Another part wants to send it off to a film festival but those cost money and they have some stupid rules (i.e. your film cannot be shown anywhere else). I've thought about youtube and vimeo but youtube is full of hate filled douche bags while vimeo has a harder time getting your stuff out there. See, this is the crap that I'm talking about worrying about. I just need to chill out and stop worrying.
One last thing, whenever production starts, I promise to upload pictures from the set and may shoot a behind the scenes video just for you guys. I really don't know yet, it's all still kinda up in the air. However, I'll give you guys a gift today. I shot some blood test footage for a scene in which the main character stabs another character. I really wanted to get a nice blood spray effect and think I finally found my means of accomplishing it. I did think of you guys while I worked on it and took some pictures to show off.
Hello, welcome to DecadesApartFilms.com. I'm RJ Cusyk (pronounced Q-sick). This is the second Decades Apart Blog that I've done. The first one was more of a vlog of randomness. This time it's gonna be a combination, sometimes I'll blog and sometimes I'll vlog. If you're wondering, yes I am the same guy who used to run The Demise of Film. The reason I got rid of it was for two reasons:
1. I got tired of doing it and I felt that chapter of my life was over.
2. I was broke and didn't have enough to renew the web domain.
Yes, I'm going to try to be very honest with everyone. As for the vlog that I did, I honestly just wanted to be rid of it. Now for a quick history about me so that we're all on the same page.
As stated, my name is RJ Cusyk and I'm a filmmaker. I was born the day after Dragon Ball Z premiered in Japan. That also means that I share my birthday with some real bad ass dudes: Choi Min-sik (of Oldboy and I Saw the Devil fame), Casey Kasem (Shaggy from Scooby Doo), and Andre Gower (you know, that kid from Monster Squad). I've moved around a lot so finding people to shoot movies with while growing up was a bit difficult but I managed. I have a little girl. I'm very spiritual but not at all religious. I've almost died twice in the past six months (the infamous Dark Knight Rises shooting and a car accident in which my car was obliterated).
Okay, I think we're all caught up. As you can see from the above post, my car has recently been obliterated. Good news is it wasn't my fault so the insurance paid me a little bit of money. Why is this important? Okay, so I'm sure many of you remember (if we go back that far) when I was vlogging (still a word I haven't gotten used to) that I kept mentioning a little movie called Invisible Diary of a Disabled Man. Yes, I'm going to make it. Seriously. Don't laugh. After I've made it I plan to shoot my first feature length film Through the Devil's Eyes. Why don't I make that one first? Well, that's a good question. See, I would like a bit more experience with shooting (especially with actors) before I move onto my feature. I figure this short film is a good shot at both.
Why do I think I can make a feature? Well because the majority of stuff I need to shoot it I already have. I mainly wrote the feature with a very low budget in mind and the majority of the stuff needed is stuff that I already have. I'm going to try and update every week from here on out. I don't currently have a specific day but I do plan on updating weekly. Now is the time for me to put up or shut up. I'll do my best not to let all of you down.