This is the 39th 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 March 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 March 2019


Well, we’re really close to 400 posts published on Filmmaking Lifestyle! Amazing, really. Couldn’t be more chuffed!

It’s been a fantastic run here. And long may it continue!

Gotta give shout outs and major props to all the readers of Filmmaking Lifestyle, especially those who hit me up with blog comments, DMs and emails. You’re all awesome!

Needless to say, we have lots more fantastic content coming your way very soon! We’re all kitted out with lots of great posts over the next few months and everything’s set to be another awesome year for Filmmaking Lifestyle.

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

Filmmaking & Video Production

Interested in seeing some of the world’s greatest storytellers talking passionately about their craft? Now this is cool:

Chris over at Go Film Now has an excellent piece on how to grow as a filmmaker in 2019. From a Reddit post about the article: This is the route that’s grown me the most as a filmmaker. It’s the wheel of commercial work funding passion work, which lands more commercial work. Start funding your own projects.

Variety has an article where Ridley Scott tells aspiring filmmakers they Have No Excuses’.

And sad news that Agnès Varda, influential French New Wave filmmaker, is Dead at 90


So what did we have on Filmmaking Lifestyle this month? Busy month this month started with an article on Video Sites, where we profiled 39 of the best video sites to upload your content.

Next up, we had articles on Mastering the Art of Voice Acting and creating high converting landing pages that don’t forget to be human.

And then we had articles on writing your screenplay, the longest movie in the world (have you heard of any of them?) and how to write a powerful film proposal.

We rounded out the month with pieces on making a GoPro movie and how to take your video production company to the next level.

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Adobe brings Content-Aware Fill to video in After Effects.

Also, news that Rode just announced a tiny wireless microphone kit.

Some editing tips that folks need to hear. How to edit faster in any software:

Want more release news? Well, ARRI Introduces New Large Format Alexa Mini LF.

Newshooter tells us “The cost of a camera is never the cost of a camera.”

How to create the ‘Black Hole’ Effect – After Effects VFX Tutorial:

Jtsoundman says, “I have begun backing up my video archive to Amazon S3 Glacier.” Here is how.

Kenny McMillan at Pro Video Coalition says, I interviewed Tim Smith of Canon for ProVideo. I made sure to ask him about the “Canon look is just red” thing.

Picture Of The Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is some advice to young filmmakers from recently departed filmmaker Larry Cohen:


Video Of The Month

For this month’s Video of the Month, here are 5 simple camera hacks in 60 seconds:

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

Catch you soon!