Cameras for the Indie Filmmaker

Wow, loaded title huh? Even though we technically can’t spend the next four hours discussing all of the different cameras and camera platforms that can be used by the indie filmmaker, we will layout some different types and some of the different platforms that we use. DSLR: DSLRs are great for those who wish to […]

Computer for Editing/Rendering HD Video

“What type of computer should I get for editing HD?” Well…you can always go out and spend $7000 on a Dell Workstation that can handle HD; but for us, other indie filmmakers and the other people that visit our blog, cost is an issue. We are always pushing that mark of high computational power vs […]

CGI Renderers and Render Information

Finally have gotten to CGI Rendering… Not meaning that we’ve never done any 3d modeling or VFX yet, but finally, we have had the chance to sit down and shine some input on the different programs and renderers that are out there. Personally, we typically use Autodesk Maya for any CGI that we create [second […]

Film-making with Apple iDevices

Using iDevices during Filmmaking From time to time we hear other film-makers talk about different apps (and/or hardware) for iDevices that are used during the art of independent filmmaking. We have decided to compile a list of apps (and hardware) that we use during filmmaking or ones that we have heard good things about; hopefully, […]

Looking towards the Future

The Future of Laythrom Media What do we have in the works at Laythrom Media? Well we’ll give you some insight… The plan is to release one short film at least every month. We would like to push it up to one a week, but for now it’s looking like once a month. Each short […]

Lordstown Elementary/Middle School

Yesterday, we had the privilege of touring the old Elementary/Middle school in Lordstown, Ohio and it was an awesome experience. From the information that we have come across, the school was originally built in 1917 and was finally closed in 2008. Considering that the school was an elementary/middle school, it is probably safe to assume […]

Military/Tactical Consultancy for Films

Although this is being written in a format more as a FAQ than a discussion, understand that I am writing this in an attempt to help benefit other filmmakers out there. First I would like to say, that if you plan on having anyone play the part of a military person or police person, you […]

What kind of bounce boards to use?

I’ve had a couple people ask us in the past “What kind of bounce board should I use?”. Well, let’s get you guys and girls some information. First off, let’s start with ‘what is a bounce board?’ Well in definition, a bounce board (or reflector as it is also called in the industry) is an […]