The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production June 2016

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This is the 9th installment of this feature here on Filmmaking Lifestyle, where we chart the best-of-the-best from around the filmmaking and video production world. This article covers the best posts from June 2016.

Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production. If you missed one, we have a complete archive here.

We’re talking articles, videos, infographics, all sorts. Anything that stands out to me and that I think is worth keeping in an archive, I’m going to include in these reports.

I post these articles at the end of each month, along with all the regular posts you get on Filmmaking Lifestyle.

The Best Posts Of June 2016

It’s been another really busy month here at Filmmaking Lifestyle. I was a little late getting the May 2016 Best of Filmmaking & Video Production up last month, so it seems like only yesterday I was working on that post.

And now here’s another one!

Things normally slow down a lot in the online communities over the summer, but things have really been heating up with wedding season, etc in full flight!

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m still getting emails and message on social media about it. I’ll be releasing my first course very soon. My video production business eBook, entitled Video Business Fast Forward, will be available very soon. It’ll take you from a beginner with zero business knowledge and no clients to having a fully fledged video production business. More details here.

So without further ado, let’s get into this month’s wrap-up and see the best posts on filmmaking and video production from around the web!

Filmmaking & Video Production

Pretty cool news, IMDB has finally created a Location Management category. Location Managers are no longer confined to the ubiquitous “Miscellaneous Crew” category.

Legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro warns of a “major problem” in the current cinematography landscape.

On Filmmaking Lifestyle, I posted my detailed look at the 9 Business Apps I Use Everyday In My Video Production Business. That’s worth a look at if you’re looking to maximize your productivity and improve the workflow in your business.

I posted my list of the Best Film Schools in the World. Whether you’re considering film school, or you think it’s a waste of time, this article is worth a look.

We had had a special guest post from pro wedding photographer Andrew Hind, who had some great tips on working with videographers. This is an interesting article from a photographer’s perspective. A great read if you’re a videographer or a photographer.

And finally, we also featured our 10 Tips For Editing Client Projects To Get Your Best Work this month.

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

I’ve recently been using VideoBlocks for stock footage. A really great library of clips at a really reasonable yearly price. I’ve subscribed to their library and pay yearly and it’s a lot cheaper than buying individual clips separately around the internet.

Great news for anyone who has a drone, or wants to work aerial footage professionally, commercial drone flights are legal in the US with a training course as of August.

Our friends over at Cinema5D report that Metabones Firmware Update Adds Continuous AF and Increases Speed. Metabones has released an update to its EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA, vastly improving auto focus, smoother aperture adjustments and enabling continuous auto focus on compatible Sony Alpha cameras.

Here’s a great video on creating a LUT to match colors between two different cameras:

Picture of the Month

This made me laugh. Here’s how grips eat sushi:

how-grips-eat-sushi

Video of the Month

This month’s Video of the Month is a guided tour of the Universal lot with none other than top Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg:

Find anything else that was great out there in cyberspace? Drop some links in the comments below!

Until next month’s article, make sure you stay shooting! Cheers!

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2 Comments on “The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production June 2016”

  1. I love your advice on the stock video sources. I think a lot of people don’t necessarily understand how important stock footage is, and when you can find places that have quality photos or video, it’s really a boon for filmography. Overall I loved your advice. Keep posting!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Tobias!

      Yeah, stock video sources are hugely important for anyone doing video work, especially corporate/commercial stuff where stock footage is often required.

      There aren’t a tonne of high quality stock video sites (yet!) but VideoBlocks is a really good one.

      I think I’ll write an article about stock photo/video sites.

      Cheers,

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