This is the 7th 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 April 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 style=”color: #357ebf;”>.

The Best Posts Of April 2016

I was away for the first part of April on holiday with my girlfriend, but I still managed to keep up with things here at Filmmaking Lifestyle and it’s been another really busy month for articles.

On a personal level, April has also been a pretty hectic month for me for filmmaking projects. It’s fair to say I’ve been ‘on the go’ this month!

And it seems the rest of the filmmaking and video production communities around the web have been, as well.

So without further ado, let’s get into this month’s collection of best posts from around the web!

Filmmaking & Video Production

In an interesting interview with The Guardian, director Paul Greengrass declares, “Young people starting out in film and TV are being screwed to the ground.” The Oscar-nominated director asked that urgent action take place to avoid the poor getting priced out of entering the creative industries.

Here’s an interesting article with a roundup of YouTube channels that will help you watch films more analytically.

Considering quitting your job? How a read of the 7 Reasons To Listen to JJ Abrams, Quit Your Boring Job & Make Your Passion Project.

On Filmmaking Lifestyle, we had an article on by Thierry Denis entitled the 11 Tips to Grow Your Video Production Company. As well as that, we discussed warm calling and getting leads for your video production business.

Here’s a funny image doing its rounds across the internet. How to Be a Motion Picture Director:


Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Sony announces a new full-frame, E-mount 4K action cam. NewsShooter wonders if this could be the ultimate ‘in car rig’ camera.

You should definitely check out the work the awesome guys at StudioBinder are doing. StudioBinder is an intuitive software for film production. You can manage talent & crew contacts, send & track call sheets, backup production files in the cloud and more.

This is pretty cool: a Sony hack removes recording limit: it’s easy to install and works on all cameras that support apps. The hack removes the 30min video recording limit and unlocks the language menu.

Sol March, over at Suggestion of Motion, made a guide for anyone trying to decide between the different Speed Boosters for their GH4. It’s worth checking out if you’re consider Ultra or XL.

Picture of the Month

We featured David Fincher’s Advice to Young Filmmakers last month. This month’s Picture of the Month is Jon Favreau’s Advice For Young Filmmakers. Here’s the image:



Video of the Month

This month’s Video of the Month features Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Rules for Success:

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

Until next month’s article, stay shooting!