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 […]

Youngstown Ohio and the Entertainment Industry

With Laythrom Media residing in the back yard of Youngstown, Ohio; it is interesting to realize the history that Youngstown actually has (especially in regards to the entertainment industry). Now personally, I have technically resided in the Greater Youngstown area for almost 20 years and I find it kind of saddening and a bit amusing […]

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 […]

Short Film “Housebreaking”

“Housebreaking” Recently we were asked to check out a couple short film projects made by a group of students from the University of Texas-Austin lead by Jordan Kerfeld (Director, Writer and Editor). The one based in this blog is called “Housebreaking”; the story line follows Paul who is unemployed, his father-in-law hates him, and he […]

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 […]