This is the 25th 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 October 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 October 2017

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Things are getting a little cooler in the UK this time of year, but that doesn’t mean things have slowed down. Things are still hectic here at Filmmaking Lifestyle.

Got some cool news coming for you very soon! Something that people have been asking about (and I’ve been promising) for a long time.

Here’s a bit of admin stuff to get out of the way. If you’d like to donate to the site, I’m opening up donations by Bitcoin and Ethereum.

I’m doing this for a couple of reasons:

  1. To help spread the word about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
  2. To help with some of the running costs of Filmmaking Lifestyle.

So if you’ve found my work here at Filmmaking Lifestyle helpful and you’d like to send a donation, I’m now accepting donations in both Bitcoin and Ethereum to the following addresses:

Bitcoin: 1Df9G285hN53Me1pnyRBmzZLYSEGnQVPCe

Ethereum: 0x5581a92c08eebc1ba9897d5deb374103374369ae

I have put many hours into the creation and running of Filmmaking Lifestyle and it’s a great pleasure bringing educational and resource filled posts to you all. Any amount you’d like to donate to the running of the site (or as a tip) would certainly be appreciated.

As for cryptocurrencies, I strongly feel they’re the future of personal finance. By allowing donations via the two major cryptocurrencies, I’m hoping to do my bit towards getting them recognized more fully. Mass adoption of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin becomes an ever-increasing likelihood in the near future. Some even predict a complete end to the fiscal banking system as we know it.

Whatever happens, I really believe cryptocurrencies are going to be a huge part of our future and they could even be a phenomenon that people will look back on as the Internet of our era. If you’d like to learn more about cryptocurrencies, here’s a great resource.


I’d be very grateful for any donations you might like to give. Here are the addresseses again:

Bitcoin: 1Df9G285hN53Me1pnyRBmzZLYSEGnQVPCe

Ethereum: 0x5581a92c08eebc1ba9897d5deb374103374369ae

With that out of the way, let’s get to the goodies this month!

Filmmaking & Video Production

Gear Dads have a cool article on how to make a living with corporate video production.

What’s been happening on Filmmaking Lifestyle? We started off this month with an article on how to write a business plan for a video company.

Next up, we had pieces on the various video formats and animated explainer videos.

Next up we featured a detailed piece on customer service and doing it well, with regards to video companies.

We rounded out the month with articles on how to act like a CEO (no matter how big your company is) and how to make a documentary.

Yes, busy month!

Ever wondered how David Fincherhijacks your eyes?” With Fincher’s TV show Mindhunter getting critical acclaim, this is worth a look:

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Let’s start with some interesting news out of Adobe that could impact the Future of Post Production.

There’s news that DJI have released the Highest Resolution Drone Cinema Camera Ever.

Considering aspect ratio? This will help:


Travis Transient has a good video on editing 4K on an old laptop:

Here’s how to hide a microphone in plain sight:

Here’s Andy Serkis explaining how motion capture has changed over his career.

And here’s a good video on Histograms and what they mean:



Picture Of The Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is a real cast of characters. Well, I’ll just let the picture speak for itself. 🙂

Video Of The Month

This month’s Video of the Month is probably one of the longest YouTube videos you’ll ever see. It’s a 4 hour Premiere Pro tutorial and it’s well worth a watch!

Find anything else out there that you feel is worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch you around the site!