This is the 21st 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 June 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 June 2017


Apologies for the later than usual update with this roundup post. Still swimming in construction work at my new place. Lots going on!

Also had an old friend come to stay with me (from the US) for a few weeks. Great to catchup and talk filmmaking stories of old (and new!)

Couple of shoutouts before we get into the meat and potatoes today. There are a few brands that are sharing my stuff a lot on social media lately (especially Twitter).

Wanted to take the time to give them a proper shoutout here in return. They are:

heckler kane



Thanks, guys!

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

Filmmaking & Video Production

Let’s leadoff with a pretty cool article that features Oscar-Winning Hacksaw Ridge Editor Tells Us His Editing Secrets.

Want to get some stuff featured on Netflix? Here are the Production and Post-Production Requirements.

We’ve been busy here on Filmmaking Lifestyle. To start out the month, we had an article on productivity habits that will give you more energy and improve your video work.

Next up, we featured a unique Case Study that I did that charts how I got an 89% response rate from client outreach.

We also had articles on camera stabilizer systems and your video business energy level.

To round out the month, we had a slightly unusual article that discussed future trends and technology, with particular reference to everyone’s favorite billionaire, Elon Musk.


Check out Adrian Thompson’s new app Plot. As he puts it, “Got sick of Storyboard templates… so I made an app! What do you think?”

The guys at Lessons from the Screenplay are pretty awesome. Here’s their latest breakdown on True Detective vs. Se7en — Creating Light Amongst The Dark.

Here’s a great video on ‘How to pass the Part 107 UAV drone test for free:’

Working as a videographer? Here’s a great guide to selling based on the ‘value you bring’ vs selling on ‘lower prices’ as a videographer: how you can start the dialogue with potential clients and move towards charging higher rates?

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Here’s an article on The Truth About ‘Shot on iPhone’-Style Ads.

This is pretty cool. The Future of Film Colorization:

In need of a laugh? This is ‘Go make something. A PSA.’

A user on Reddit called Zushii “created over 40 graphics to use for making lighting diagrams.”

Over exposed sky? Here’s an easy way to dynamically replace the sky in Premiere Pro:

And whilst we’re on the subject of Premiere Pro, here are the Top Premiere Pro Shortcuts:

Picture of the Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is a meme and it comes courtesy of UrineSample69 at Reddit Filmmakers:

Video of the Month

Wondering how to get your film accepted in festivals?

Courtesy of zachdaulton, here’s 6:24 minutes of content that shows you how to do just that:

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! Adios!