This is the 35th 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 August 2018.

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 August 2018

Howdy. How goes it?

A lot has happened in my personal life this month. I got married and we put the wedding together in less than 3 months! Must be something of a record!

After the wedding, my wife and I (!) went on a Meditarrean cruise. In all, we saw about 12 countries and put in a lot of miles of walking and sightseeing.

I have to admit that I was a little unsure about cruises to begin with. Like lots of people, I viewed cruises as a bunch of old people on a ship sunbathing. How far from the truth could I be!

The cruise was a mix of ages and we met some great people. Waking up in a new location every morning (after sailing overnight) was fantastic! We both agreed that this trip was the best we’ve been on.

It ticked so many boxes for us – the luxury and the service of the cruise ship (literally a sailing 5 star hotel), combined with the walking and sightseeing and being able to see so many countries, cities, towns and locations in such a short period of time.

I’d recommend a cruise to anyone, young or old. There’s truly something for everyone. This 2 week cruise was a helluva memorable trip for so many reasons and we have memories that we’ll have for a lifetime!

I took a lot of photos and even shot some video footage (although I tried not to work too much!) Hope to share some of those with you in the near future.

Let’s get started and jump into the best from around the web this month!

Filmmaking & Video Production

Good tutorial on Low-Budget Filmmaking: Creating an Apocalyptic World:


Amy Clarke has a good article on how to get your first job in film.

Here’s Max Landis on What Makes A Good Script In 2 Minutes:

So what did we have on Filmmaking Lifestyle this month?

As I was away for a lot of this month, we only had 2 articles posted.

We started out with an article on the best gaffer tape.

Rounding out the month, we had an article on the Best Full Frame Mirrorless Camera.

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro was released.

Cool tutorial for getting that Blade Runner replicant glowing eyes look:

Interesting news that there could be a Panasonic Full Frame camera coming soon. Sept 25 Announcement Rumor.

This tutorial gets right to the point! Exporting OMF and AAF files to Pro Tools:

Interesting tutorial on using the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K.


Picture Of The Month

After the great response from last month’s “Sony Starter Pack,” this month’s Picture of the Month is the Panasonic one also from Reddit poster SleepingPodOne.

Video Of The Month

This month’s Video of the Month features 3 Easy Camera Movements for Cinematic Footage:

Anything else you’ve found in the filmmaking / video production world online? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch you soon!