This is the 3rd instalment 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 December 2015.

Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production.

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 December 2015

It’s been a crazy busy year at Filmmaking Lifestyle, as well as a busy end to the year in the month of December. We’ve posted more articles in 2015 than any other year since the site’s inception in 2011.

I just want to take the time to thank all of our readers and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

As well as a busy time on this site, there’s been plenty going on around the internet and the filmmaking and video production communities. It seems folks didn’t fall into early holiday relaxation into the festive period, as lots and lots of interesting articles, videos and commentaries have sprung up this month.

I’ve put the links into a number of sections to separate them from each other and make things a little more specific.

Filmmaking & Directing

Billed as ‘Revolution Is Coming,’ news broke of the release of a new 4K cinema camera that’ll retail for under 4K. As experts have been predicting for a while now, it’s only a matter of time before 4K images are accessible for filmmakers with all types of budgets.

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) finally admits names and home addresses in drone registry will be publicly available. This is pretty big news for drone/aerial videography users in the United States.

Here’s some solid advice for anyone who travels regularly with gear, especially those of us who put in the air miles throughout the year. The Best Documentary Filmmaking Kit For Budget Air Travel.

If you’re a wedding videographer, or thinking of becoming one, I hope you didn’t miss one of our most detailed articles of the year. Broken up into two parts, we have the Complete Guide To Becoming a Successful Wedding Videographer. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

If you’re into the DIY side of filmmaking, you can’t miss checking out this cool video on how to make a professional camera slider:

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Vimeo came out with a huge announcement this month that they’re going 4K and adding variable bitrate streaming. What does this mean for us filmmakers? No Film School has an informative article on the changes.

We had an important article on media storage and how to backup your footage for maximum efficiency. This could be the most crucial article you read this month!

And we can’t really finish this edition in December without a hat-tip to the release of the biggest film of the month (and arguably the last ten years!) Here’s Indie Film Hustle with Star Wars Films: The Ultimate Visual Effects Breakdown.

Video of the Month

This month’s Video of the Month features an irate Quentin Tarantino sounding off about Disney, in his opinion, strong-arming Hollywood’s legendary Cinerama Dome into not playing his new film The Hateful Eight.


Here’s Quentin Tarantino vs. Disney:

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