This is the 10th 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 July 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.

The Best Posts Of July 2016

I’m a little early with this month’s post. Well, 3 days early. Still, it’s better to be fashionably early than fashionably late.

So what’s been going on in the world of Filmmaking Lifestyle? I’ve been putting the finishing touches to the two courses I’ve been talking about for some time now.

I really can’t wait to launch these courses and see what a positive impact it can have on my readership. Like I’ve mentioned before, one will be an eBook (Video Business Fast Forward) and the other will be a video based course (Video Business Blueprint).

Very excited!

That’s the main admin stuff out of the way. Other than that, I’ve been busy with building the site and adding to the content here. It’s been my plan for some time now to make Filmmaking Lifestyle a real community project, where different filmmakers and video production company owners (and freelancers) regularly contribute with articles here.

As always, if you’d like to write for the site, you can check out the details and contact me at the Write For Us page.

So without further ado, let’s get into this month’s wrap-up and see the best posts on filmmaking and video production from around the web!

Filmmaking & Video Production

For all you Werner Herzog fans, here’s a cool clip of him ripping 3 Act Structure during his recent MasterClass.

Here’s a really cool share that someone did of a Google Drive doc with a list of their favorite free filmmaking resources. Plenty of gems here!

On Filmmaking Lifestyle, we started the month off with my detailed article about 8 Ways to Find Prospects by Buying Lead Lists. This article went deep into the process of buying lists of emails to target a old email broadcast campaign at. It’s a great way to find prospects, as well as network, no matter what you hear in some quarters.

Following that, we had an article about horror filmmaking and Gio Orellana’s experiences working on his first horror movie feature.


Thinking about getting into the crowdfunding game to finance a future project? Don’t miss my breakdown of film crowdfunding entitled the Top 7 Sites to Crowdfund Your Film.

And Gio was back again later in the month with an article about his mistakes during 3 film interviews. Learn from his mistakes with this detailed examination of the dos and don’ts of interviews for film positions.

And finally, we also featured our 10 Tips For Editing Client Projects To Get Your Best Work this month.

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Think you know Adobe Premiere? Here’s 10 Features in Adobe Premiere Pro That Every Video Editor Should Know.

A new website has popped up on the video production community scene and it has a cool name: Video Production Virgins. Here’s an guide to 6 Video Stats That Sell Video For You.

In tech and gear news, this is a biggie for anyone looking to get their mits on a Cannon C300 Mark II or C100 Mark II. At long last, Canon have finally dropped their prices (a little), as they take $4000 off the Canon C300 Mark II Price Drop and $1,500 off the C100 Mark II.

Also this month, big news in Samsung land as the media giant releases their highly anticipated 4 TB 850 EVO SSD. Check out the article for more information on this new drive.

Here’s a an awesome tutorial of using a photo in a professional video:

Picture Of The Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is pretty crazy. What you see below is the sheer scale of a 3 hour Interstellar IMAX film:


Oh, and with that fresh in mind, here’s a cool video on the process of assembling and projecting IMAX films:

Video Of The Month

This month’s Video of the Month is The Foley Artist, a cool little short about, well, a foley artist at work on a fashion film. It’s a Vimeo Staff Pick and it’s pretty darn good:


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

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