This is the 41st 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 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 May 2019


We past the 400 post mark last month, which is pretty cool! Special thanks to everyone who’s read and followed Filmmaking Lifestyle over these last years. You’ve been awesome and we certainly wouldn’t have reached this milestone without your support!

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I’ve been super busy with corporate work lately. Summers seem to be busier than ever with corporate and commercial work. And it’s summer right now in the UK, so things are hectic! Hectic in a good way.

Without further ado, let’s jump into what we have for you this month!

Filmmaking & Video Production

No Film School says: “Indie Filmmaking Is About to Get More Expensive in the U.S.”

Good tutorial on camera angle and position:

Very interesting development in the news recently: California Bill Offers Tax Incentives To Filmmakers Who Leave Georgia Over Abortion Laws.

Wonder what happens when a movie has no gaffer? Reverse Film School has the answer:


Cool video article on how to record foley:

So what did we have on Filmmaking Lifestyle this month? We started this month with an article on the common types of film lighting, where detailed a complete guide to the various types of lighting in filmmaking.

Next up, we had articles on the best drones for under $1000 and how to make sure your videos are shown in the best quality.

And then we had articles on the how to shoot a movie with an iPhone, the best finance books and how to be a screenwriter.

We rounded out the month with pieces on the best cryptocurrency books, an article explaining when is golden hour exactly and the best trading books.

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

News that Panasonic S1H to debut. Full-frame 6K cine Hybrid camera with built-in log profiles.

Interesting news with Adobe telling users they can get sued for using old versions of Creative Cloud applications.

News that DJI raises price of Smart Controller to $749.

In more very interesting news, DHS warns of ‘strong concerns’ that Chinese-made drones are stealing data.

And this is cool: Unreleased 8K Canon used for capture at WWDC.

Fantastic breakdown of gear for a GH5 rig:

Picture Of The Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is a cool infographic showing all of Steven Spielberg’s cinematographers and the aspect ratios they used:


Video Of The Month

For this month’s Video of the Month shows how Christopher Nolan writes and directs a movie:

Have you found anything else in the filmmaking / video production world online? Let us know in the comments right below this post!

Catch you soon!