This is the 32nd 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 May 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 style=”color: #357ebf;”>.

The Best Posts Of May 2018


The sun is shining and May and has come and gone. Summer is well and truly getting heated up here!

Yep, it’s time to breakdown the best filmmaking & video production articles and content from around the web again!

It’s been another really busy month of growth for the site. Great to see more new faces around the site, in the comments and on social media. Always cool to meet readers of the site and see how you’re using the information that we share here. Awesome!

Don’t forget that you can still jump in and get a running start on beginning your Video Production Business using my Video Production Fast Forward course.

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

Filmmaking & Video Production

Camera Angles and Movement: “This is America” by Childish Gambino:

The Lessons From the Screenplay series continues with a really good tutorial using Jurassic Park on using theme to craft character:

So what did we have on Filmmaking Lifestyle this month?

We started out the month with an article on the best wireless microphone for filmmaking.

Next up, we covered music video money and being a flexible filmmaker.

Following that, we had articles on running a video production company, the best surveillance cameras and getting film grants.

Next up we had a couple of Buyer’s Guides on 24-70mm lensesND filters and low-light DSLRs.

We rounded out our busiest month for content ever with three more articles on the writing preparation, the best cameras for shooting music videos and how to engage viewers with social media videos.

12 new articles this month makes it our busiest month for content ever!

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Here’s a simple tutorial on getting great Hyperlapses:

Here’s a good tutorial on How to Make Any Shot Cinematic:

Great tutorial on 5 Tripod HACKS in Under 2 Minutes:

Tutorial on Audio: Cheap Mic/Good Placement vs. Pro Mic/Bad Placement:

Picture Of The Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is American Cinematographer magazine asking in August 1957, “Video Tape — A Threat to Films?” Pretty interesting!

Video Of The Month

For this month’s Video of the Month is that hour long Christopher Nolan Masterclass (from Cannes) that you’ve been waiting for:

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

Catch you soon!