This is the 34th 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 July 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 July 2018

Hey. How’s it going?

Summer has well and truly set in and it’s an incredibly hot one here. They’re calling it possibly one of the hottest ones on record of all time. Hot and dry. Very dry.

Sometimes the heat makes working a little tricky, but we’re getting by and keeping our hustle on. The tan is certainly coming on thick and fast with all the working outside between April and June so far!

And the big news this month is that in early August, I’ll be getting married to my girlfriend of 5 years. Cannot wait! We’ve put this wedding together very fast indeed. At this point, we feel like we’ve done the hard work, so it’s just a case of sitting back and enjoying the day!

So what do I have for you this month? Another edition of the Best of Filmmaking & Video Production from around the web, of course!

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

Filmmaking & Video Production

Lessons From the Screenplay has this interesting tutorial on not underestimating the audience, via No Country For Old Men:

The awesome Amy Clarke has a list of film production job sites listed on her site.

News that Wes Anderson’s Next Film Expected To Be France-Set Musical.

Are you into documentary filmmaking? Check this out! Filmmaker Ken Burns Teaches a Documentary Filmmaking Masterclass.


Now this is worth checking out! 10 Lessons from the TOP Film & TV Editors – 18 min. video essay featuring quotes from Oscar & Emmy winning editors about ego, social skills, the process of find the story, bad ideas vs good ideas, power of organization and how to become a top level editor:

So what did we have on Filmmaking Lifestyle this month? It was a hectic and busy month for Filmmaking Lifestyle with 9 new articles posted. This made the month one of our busiest ever!

We started out the month with an article discussing 4 Creative Ways to Use a Gimbal.

Next up, we looked at Big Data and Your Small Business Website.

Following that, we had articles on the best XLR cables and how to systematize your business.

Next up we looked at some of the top acting books and how to succeed with an email newsletter for your video business website.

We finished off the month with articles on the best microphones for filming and cloud video footage storage. This article looked at why you should backup all your footage to the cloud.

8 articles were published this month, making it one of our most active months for content!

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Learn 3D tracking your footage in 2 minutes:


Useful tutorial with Eddie Hamilton, editor of The Kingsman movies and the recent Mission Impossibles, talking about editing action:

Picture Of The Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is a funny image from Reddit poster SleepingPodOne:

Video Of The Month

This month’s Video of the Month is all about Using Color to Tell Your Story:

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

Catch you soon!