Finding the right filmmaking or video blog / vlog can be extremely helpful, to keep up with current trends, software, hardware and general advice. Learn from the industry experts…better still, interact with them in the comments section, as it’s really important to ‘put yourself out-there’ through networking and promotion - stay in touch with your professional community… you just never know!
There are so many out there, it can be quite overwhelming. Fear not, we’ve compiled 10 of the best film and video production blogs...
Oliver Peters – A veteran independent video and film editor, colourist, post production supervisor and consultant. Oliver has worked extensively throughout the industry, in radio, TV and film since 1970, and also contributes to various filmmaking publications. Anyone with this level of experience is well worth researching.
Great behind the scenes editing workflows, tutorials and lots of general insight into the industry. His reviews are detailed and informative, giving his readers a professional and fresh opinion.
A great collaborative resource, especially for those interested in pushing the boundaries of effects, how they’re created and applied to your productions.
A brilliant and highly informative blog and loads of genuinely helpful tutorials, all wrapped up in a slick site!
What more could you ask for?
Another great website and blog, full to the brim with useful tips, tutorials and examples. The blog covers everything, from how to improve your editing skills, new techniques, colour grading plugins, earphones, affordable, quality gear, all the way through to techniques involved in Sound-design. A clear and easy site to navigate around. Favourite posts…’How to become a better colourist’ and ‘Editing Deadpool and Hail, Caesar! In Premiere Pro’.
World-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 10 years of his 27-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. Philip’s blog has become one a ‘go to’ place.
Why is this?
His incredibly in-depth reviews of many cameras are definitely a contributing factor. They’re certainly worth taking a look at if you’re in the market for buying a new camera.
This website is sure to educate even some of the most experienced filmmakers out there...
He was also Director Of Photography on the short film ‘Host’ – Music composed by Richard Bodgers
An all round look at filmmaking, this is an extensive and interesting blog. Lots of tutorials on grading techniques, set building, sound, lighting, camera & lens (geek) information, that you will find very useful.
This website looks through the eyes of Matthew Scott and how he communicates his message through stunning visuals – everything from the artsy-fartsy stuff, to the serious technical requirements. No matter what your preferred style is, there is no doubt that you will be able advice that is sure to help you learn new things as a filmmaker.
A very creative, positive and fun community, for everyone interested in filmmaking, whatever their discipline.
Whether you work with video, film, photography, illustration, animation, television, music or writing, this is a great environment for expanding your knowledge and gives you the opportunity to network with experienced and inspiring filmmakers from around the world.
Crammed full of useful tips, videos, articles, expert blogs, forums and lots more, to help build your Filmmaking I.Q.
Filmmaking defined: https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmmakerIQcom
A friendly and highly informative resource for anyone looking to start up in the film industry. This site / blog takes an honest look at both the creative side and the business side.
You don’t just have to be starting up in the industry, either – the blog provides information about topics from the latest trends in distribution to what buyers are looking for. It’s useful for everyone, whether you’re experienced or not.
Startup Filmmaker features interviews and case studies with filmmakers, financiers, and distributors.
If you enjoy podcasts, then you’ll love this site, too. Check out their ‘podcast’ section and see if there’s anything that tickles your fancy.
Stay up to date with the latest, cutting edge equipment, trends and techniques, whether you’re looking for a new camera, lenses, tripods or any other filming gear. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on these blogs below…
A global network of local crew and vendors, for all your production needs, from corporate media and live events to film, television, digital media, and everything in between. This is a very expansive resource, with exclusive interviews, advice, and some tips and tricks of the trade.
The easiest way to find crews, production companies or individuals, from gaffer, grips to make-up artists. You can vet them yourselves or Production Hub can do it on your behalf. Check out their blog here.
A leading digital filmmaking news, reviews and community platform, covering the latest in cinematography, video DSLR and large sensor technology.
This blog provides the latest industry news, advancements in camera and filmmaking technology, as well as detailed reviews and analysis of new and existing products and how well they actually perform on a real job.
It’s perfect for those looking to find out how new technological developments in the filmmaking industry can help bring their vision and projects to life.
A must visit website for those gearsluts out there!
A great website if you’re looking for filmmaking gear, techniques, inspiration and very popular posts about every element of filmmaking. This resource is a leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers and indie creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers go to learn new tips and time-saving tricks from each other.
They provide some interesting facts, too: http://nofilmschool.com/2017/02/saying-this-word-in-first-5-seconds-of-your-video-increases-views
For example, according to a recent study, YouTube videos that contained the word “you” in the first 5 seconds had view counts that were 97% higher than videos that didn’t mention the word.
My personal favourite post – Fight Club Demonstrates the Visceral Power of Sound Design