This is the 19th 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 April 2017.

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 April 2017


Welcome to another monthly roundup post here at Filmmaking Lifestyle. Always great to take a look at what’s happening around the web and post some of the best links, videos and images that I find here.

Where to start?

Filing this one a little later, as I’ve had a lot going on, both with my businesses and this site itself. Gpot some cool partnerships in the works that I can’t wait to tell you about. But, for now, I have to remain lips sealed. 😉

As always, if you want to get in touch with me about anything, you can use the contact page, or hit me up on my various social platforms. I use Facebook regularly, as well as Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

It’s always awesome to hear from readers and there are now visitors when all over the world, as this handy graphic I put together shows.

With the general admin stuff out of the way, let’s get to the links this month!

Filmmaking & Video Production

First up, here’s an article on How Amazon Studios and Ted Hope Are Trying to Revive the 90s Indie Boom.

Meanwhile, it’s been another very busy month here on Filmmaking Lifestyle. We had an article on the Social Media Strategy for Filmmakers. This is a great read if you’re at all interested in social media and what it can do for your video production company or freelance filmmaking career.

We also had a blockbuster length article about What Video Camera you should buy.

Then, we had a post by Gio following up on part 1 that teaches you the 5 Steps to Pitch a Video Client.


To round out the month, we featured an article on the 57 best filmmaking forums online. Looking for discussion, advice, or a great place to ask questions? Look no further!

If you’re getting started in the film industry, here are 7 Ways to Make Your Own Luck in the Film Industry.

Here’s some solid advice for filmmakers. Filmmaking is like making a mosaic:

Here’s Steven Spielberg with advice on learning from classic films:

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

The Verge reports that Sony are releasing a new A9 camera.

Tired of seeing the standard “here’s my kit laid out on the floor” stills? Here’s Cvideo’s take on the classic ‘gear grid’.

Go Film Now have 5 free film scores for you to use in your films and videos right now.

This is a useful graphic to help you work out focal lengths in different formats:

This will definitely for useful “for any of you guys doing professional, corporate/ advertising videos etc.. I made a video on how to make your edits more stylised and unique with the use of animated mattes. They are a great go to for a lot of real world situations and could definitely benefit a lot of you! I included free DL too!”

Here’s some FREE SFX Horror Booms/Impacts from your friendly sound designer, Phil Michalski.

And now for something completely different. Here’s an image of a DSLR camera completely disassembled:

Picture Of The Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is an infographic put together by a number of sources, including Raindance, PremiumBeat and Shooting People. This one’s been getting a lot of attention around the web:

Video Of The Month

Video of the Month this month features Vimeo hiring a struggling documentarian to document a festival he can’t get into. ‘Escape From Park City’ was a weekly Staff Pick Premiere from April. Read more about it here. This is worth a watch:

Find anything else out there that you feel is worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments below!

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