This is the 37th 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 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.

The Best Posts Of October 2018


We’ve been busy and things are rocking as we move into November.

Autumn has very much arrived here and those long sunny days of summer are, unfortunately, behind us. For now! Wedding season has calmed down, but (as always) there’s a tonne of editing to do!

Hopefully you’ve been enjoying all the new content around the site. We’ve certainly been busy pumping out some great stuff for you guys.

Got some cool things in the pipeline that we’re hoping to roll out in the next few months. Just one of those in an audio version of my book Video Business Fast Forward. I’ve been working diligently on recording the audio for this.

Speaking properly into a mic (and keeping the energy levels up) is harder than I ever thought it would be! But I’m plowing through and it’s coming together!

So the audio version of the book should be coming out in the next couple of months and I’ll add that to the book’s sales page as an additional option. Some people will want the audio to go along with the text, others won’t. However, I’m looking forward to giving people that option.

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

Filmmaking & Video Production

Interesting article on a video production company making commercials at different price points.

Want to become a Freelance Videographer in 54 Easy Steps?

Here’s a list of all the Christopher Nolan screenplays and they’re fully downloadable and complete!

Amy Clarke, of Amy Clarke Films, has a solid guide to How to Make a Portfolio for Filmmakers.

Pretty awesome that Stephen King sells movie rights to students for just $1.

So what did we have on Filmmaking Lifestyle this month?  Let’s take a look!

We started out with an article on script writing websites. From there, we featured an article on the best quadcopters and the best tripod under 100 dollars.

Next up we had articles on the best stock photo sites, the best film cameras for beginners and the best stock video sites.


Then we had a couple of articles on the best MacBook Pro and the best shotgun mic.

Rounding out the month, we had an article on going solo or as a video team.

Software, Hardware & Visual Effects

Here’s a great spreadsheet list of all the adaptable lenses for the Canon EF mount.

News that Sigma opening new facility in Burbank, California showing its dedication to cine market.

Here are 10 Great Accessories for Filmmaking with Sony A7III / GH5 / GH5S / A6500:

Good vlog on How I Got 2.5k RAW For Under $250:

Announcement for the release of Adobe Premiere Rush CC.

Here’s a new Panasonic 8K, 60fps camera but with no IBIS and only a single card slot.

Picture of the Month

This month’s Picture of the Month is about deep focus:

Video of the Month

This month’s Video of the Month is a cool behind the scenes of a one take scene:


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

Catch you soon!