This is the 40th 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 2019.

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 2019


So what do you think of the site redesign? After about 3 years of the previous design, we decided it was time for a change and we redesigned everything from the ground up. The redesign was time consuming, but we pulled it off pretty quickly.

Hopefully the design and user experience is much improved. Hopefully you can find content more easily and have a better, more streamlined experience when you’re viewing posts and page.

So, let me know in the comments below (or drop me an email) and let me know what you think about the new look. I am obsessed with feedback and constantly reiterating things to make them as awesome as possible. So I welcome any and all feedback (both positive and negative). In fact, the negative feedback is better, as there’s more room for improvement and making things better.

We also crossed the 400 post mark last month, which is pretty cool.

With that said, let’s jump into what we have for you this month!

Filmmaking & Video Production

There’s a Kickstarter right now designed to improve the grave of pioneering filmmaker Georges Méliès. From Reddit user FalletAvFallet: “As filmmakers we should pay tribute to the man who made filmmaking to what it is today. The grave of Georges Méliès is in need of restoration and the kickstarter hasn’t reached its goal yet.”

Here are 7 Wes Anderson style shots in just over 3 minutes:

Here’s a great video on one big mistake that video production freelancers make:

Here’s an interesting look on whether travel videos are ruining filmmaking:

Here’s a great resource of 100+ interviews of filmmakers from Tarantino, Fincher, Scorsese, Mann and many other directors discussing the craft of filmmaking.

Learn how SNL’s film unit makes, directs, produces and edits pre-taped comedy sketches:

So what did we have on Filmmaking Lifestyle this month? We started this month with an article on the best mirrorless cameras under $1000, where we profiled 39 of the best video sites to upload your content.

Next up, we had articles on how to think when writing a script for your film and what is a key grip.

And then we had articles on the best sci-fi books, how to start a production company and how to choose the right sound effects for your trailer.

We rounded out the month with pieces on the best GoPro alternatives and how to make long dialogue more interesting.

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Great tutorial on variable HD filters:

Marques Brownlee talks about his video production gear setup:

Here’s how to steal the color grade from ANY movie or image:

Here’s a really useful DIY object tracking camera slider tutorial:

Picture Of The Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is a meme that plays up the often difficult relationship between a freelancer and a client whilst negotiating freelance work:

Video Of The Month

For this month’s Video of the Month, here’s why good audio is more important than good video:

Have you found anything else in the filmmaking / video production world online? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch you soon!