That Time I Had A Podcast.

Back in September of 2019, as I was figuring out the YouTube side of Thorndike Productions, I decided to give something a try that I wanted to for a while: A Podcast. Not being sure what its to be about, I decide to call it the “This, That, and All Things Cinema Podcast”. As theContinue reading “That Time I Had A Podcast.”

Thorndike Productions’ Next Short Film is a……Horror-Drama?

As I was working on the post production of my last short film The Robotic Horseman (which is now available on Prime Video) I’ve been having big ideas for my next film. Ideas so big, that they could work as features. But I knew for my next one, I still needed to work small. SomethingContinue reading “Thorndike Productions’ Next Short Film is a……Horror-Drama?”

3 Micro Budget Films That Are Worth Watching (In My Opinion)

With this era of digital cinema, anyone can tell stories through the art of film. That can be both a good and a bad thing, mainly because of how much competition there can be to get your film seen. This is no exception when it comes to Micro budget films as well. So what IContinue reading “3 Micro Budget Films That Are Worth Watching (In My Opinion)”

3 Cameras Worth Getting For Indie Film Productions for Under $1,000

So you’ve upgraded your lights, your audio, your camera rigs. Everything you’d need to pull off a film production. Now it is time to upgrade the one thing everyone drools over in the world of filmmaking gear: the camera. Now, there are plenty of options out there. I’ve already done two blog posts about camerasContinue reading “3 Cameras Worth Getting For Indie Film Productions for Under $1,000”

Top 5 Film-making Equipment Upgrades You Must Make Before The Camera

As you grow as a filmmaker and begin working with larger and larger budgets, it only make sense that you would also look at upgrading your equipment to fit the needs that come with such productions. But before you look at getting a cinema camera, it might be a good idea idea to upgrade everythingContinue reading “Top 5 Film-making Equipment Upgrades You Must Make Before The Camera”

5 Things I Learned from Filming and Editing The Robotic Horseman

The Robotic Horseman is Thorndike Production’s first Short Film (with plenty more to come later on down the line) and also marks the first time I was really able to pull off a production. It really has given me the confidence to move forward with future projects and it was quite the learning experience. NotContinue reading “5 Things I Learned from Filming and Editing The Robotic Horseman”

Top 4 Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras I’d Recommend for Under $150 Each

So you got yourself a camera. That’s great! But you’re looking to upgrade from your kit lens into something that might give off a sharper or more interesting look. But they can be a pretty expensive investment. Can be, but doesn’t have to be. There are some good quailty lenses out there that can beContinue reading “Top 4 Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras I’d Recommend for Under $150 Each”

Ice Patrol: A Film by Adam Newman: Where is it Now?

It was late 2016, I was looking on craigslist for film gigs to be involved in and came across a crew call for a production that was going on in Sandford Maine in early/mid January 2017. I volunteered my time for an ambitious director on a project which was also ambitious since at that point,Continue reading “Ice Patrol: A Film by Adam Newman: Where is it Now?”

An Introduction

Hello and welcome to Thorndike Productions. Where we film weddings, shoot films, and do videos related to the filmmaking process (from cameras and lens reviews to interviewing filmmakers and stuff like that.). I am the company’s founder, Ryan David Rogers. My passion has always been telling stories and helping others tell their stories. I’ve beenContinue reading “An Introduction”