Your wedding is an amazing event in your life. There is a lot to do in a very short amount of time: check lists to mark off, people to organize, locations to scout, wedding dress, cake design, and the list keeps going on. Wouldn't it be nice to have a video production service that "just works" for your needs and STREAMS live your rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception for those loved ones that cannot make it to the live event?
At Layne McDonald Productions we want you to live your dream wedding and to have an event for everyone you love. We don't think your relatives and friends that miss the live event should miss the event all together. That is why we have made your wedding live streaming on a private link you can share with your loved ones.
We also shoot in 4K or HD and have your final video ready for you to download, stream, and/or take with you on a thumb drive when you get back form your Honeymoon.
The best part is that we are tiered to your budget and our services start as low as $650 (streaming packages start at $850!), trumping any other professional services you will find in Memphis, Tennessee. We are here to help you make your wedding special.
Call or text today to 901-310-3370 or email us. We would love to share with you what we can do for you.
In Memphis, Tennessee, we have seen a lot of films that come through (we are in the top ten towns for filmmaking in the country). There are so many talented people, live events, special family events, and we want to meet your need whatever your budget may be! Our town is well and alive and we need a video production studio that testifies to our unique and vibrant town. At Layne McDonald Productions we are here to meet your needs, hear your requests, and marry them into a beautiful video.
We specialize in low stress, a small footprint of gear on location, and gorgeous 4k and HD footage. You will love working with our 20 year professionals on music videos, company testimonies, company documentaries, or your own feature film project. We have the 4k cameras, muli-camera set up, live streaming, and so much more.
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Call us today and get a free consultation and price for your production. There are no games here - we want your project to be about you every step of the way,
Call or text today at 901-310-3370, or email us.
We would like to take a moment to thank all the amazing filmmakers that participated in the film festival, which is live at the end of the month. We viewed them all and 40 films will show at the first annual film festival! Your films have made it possible for us to enrich a live event with wonderful, powerful, and inspirational films.
More about the film festival coming soon.
We are on our "senior" project. Also known as our fourth film. We want you to come along for the journey, the excitement, the process of make our films, so the film news section of our blog starts today. You will recieve the latest news on the films we are working on, the casting calls, the latest updates on shoots, and special annoucements for tickets on local Memphis theaters for our feature films.
This is all in an effort to keep our wonderful supporters up to date with what is going on here at the studio. Together, we can make quality productions that do much more than just entertain. We will give back to families that suffer the lost of a child in a beautifully secret way by the funds we raise from the films, the tv network, the music, and so much more.
It all goes to this cause and it starts with us talking, together, working on projects, and growing as a family. So, come back to this blog and get the latest film news.
Music 4 Life is a compilation album series that seeks to share new music from Christian Artists with more listeners, raise awareness about anencephaly and how it impacts parents that lose new borns, and to share hope and support from the funds raised from these albums. Funds go directly to families that have lost their little ones, by taking care of their medical bills, funeral costs, and grieving needs. Help us make a powerful impact on the lives of parents by purchasing these albums here, or on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc..
Dear Friends, not to say too much on this blog, but to simply invite you to read my journey into God's love, through my precious daughter, Lydia Dianne. She was a beautiful miracle in our lives, a 36 hour journey into great deep love, mercy, and sorrow. Our 9 months of having her at home in my wife's womb, singing to her, and then seeing her in real life, saying yes to her precious soul into this world, and being blessed by her peaceful smile and cooing will forever be etched into my heart, soul, and mind.
I know a lot of you journeyed with my wife and I. I thank you for that. My wife and I look forward to the healing that time has, the comforft of friends and professionals, and to look towards the purpose in all of this. We know there will be little girls just like her with new dresses, as my wife makes them. I know that I will reach out to fathers going through this processes, as well, but for now, what the full picture is, we cannot see.
All we know is this: We are loved. Our daughter is loved. You are loved.
Read the blog here and let me know your heart's cry. I am here for you. We can be pinpals, talk about life, and enjoy healing together, as children of God.
The Culture Of Life Film Festival is going to be a major event, no doubt about it. With over 700 films already submitted in a little more than three weeks, the film Judges at the non profit foundation are going through them to pick the films they believe are closest to the heart of their campaign. Layne McDonald Ministries is a charity film organization that gives back funds from the films they create, and the Culture of Life Film TV Network and Festival are an extension of that in order to give other filmmakers a way to share their films, show them to donors to the cause, and to help a great purpose.
"I started this film festival with an idea that we don't just have to come together once a year to celebrate film, our faith as Christians, and how to help others through our message and solutions out in the real world. I wanted something that anyone could partake in at anytime, any day, and on their own schedule." Layne McDonald, the Founder of the Foundation, TV Network, and Festival said. "Together, we can do so much more to help the needy. So, the TV Network is the 24/7 version of the Film Festival."
Filmmakers can submit their films to the live event and/or the tv network, Film Goers buy a digital monthly ticket to see that growing archive of films at the network, and at the end of the year there is a big event to celebrate the most watched films and hand out distribution rewards. This year, however, the film festival will be pushed back to February, due to a life issue with Layne's wife and baby. He is truly living what he preaches and believes.
Submit your film by going to www.filmfreeway.com/cultureoflifefilmfestival, or watch films by going to www.cultureoflifetv.com. Submission as a filmmaker is free. Monthly ticket passes to new films every month is only $14.95 a month (or a special discount at $145 a year - 2 months free!).
Check out a TV Network and Film Festival that is sure to take the industry by storm. When most film festivals are charging outrageous entry fees to filmmakers, $25 tickets to filmgoers, this film festival is setting a mark that is not only a great quality, but for a wonderful cause.
Culture Of Life TV
I had a really hard time in school growing up. I fought for Cs on my report cards and every turn I took, it seemed like my teachers thought I was not trying. But, I was trying very hard. In fact I would study five hours a night. I would scrape and claw for that low grade point average. I would cry and pass out while studying at home only to fail or barely pass my tests. I have a major form of dysgraphia and dyslexia. But, I am a Children's Book Author and you can be one too.
It does not matter if you have bad grades in school. There are a lot of great minds out there that never went to college or flunked out of high school. Some of them just dropped out. I am not encouraging this at all. I went to four colleges. I have Associates degrees in film and television, so I learned a lot about writing stories and story structure at college. I excelled in college, because they gave me a hands on opportunities to show what I knew. Film school was the perfect place for me. You have to find the perfect place for you. There are many different thoughts in learning. You just have to learn which method sticks in your mind and go with it.
"How the man Became the Moon" was drawn in its integrity on a 12 hour trip I took as a freelance camera man in 2012. I drew it on my iPad. Then I added the words. Yes, I made the story last, because I knew there were some elements I could get away with and still have a rhymed story at the end. You can write the story first, draw first, and do whatever works for you the best.
I am an Author. Never in this history of the world has it been easier to get your ideas onto a page, to captivate your own fans, and to build a career as an Author. I do not think it is about making one book, but making many books, and using every tool you have to make it happen. In this book I will tell you how to write a story, draw your illustrations, and to publish your book through apps. Now is the time. Don't be afraid. Don't ask a publisher if you can make a book. Just go do it.
Go here to order the book in digital or print, and learn how to make your own book >
Dear Family and Friends,
Please share this with your family and friends. This is about our baby girl Lydia Dianne McDonald:
"A person is a person no matter how small." - Horton The Elephant
We have an exciting year ahead of us, with new film scripts being written RIGHT NOW. If you have a friend or family member that loves filmmaking, acting, or just volunteering for a nonprofit that helps families in need, please pass along our information and how to get in contact with us. Anyone can go to www.laynemcdonald.com, click on Forums, and talk to us on the Welcome Forum - It's a new addition and it is only one of the many ways people can have a personal connection and get involved.
We want to give Actors a chance to shine, Volunteers a chance to give back and be a part of a filmmaking family, and we are the only Christian film studio (that we know of) with an open door policy , because we believe this is the only way to really find new fresh talent with great hearts.
So, please share our Facebook page, our website, and help build this ministry into something great -- WHILE we offer all the amazing Actors and Volunteers on our films amazing IMDB credit, a place to call home as an Artist, and a family to great family films together.