Resources – Top 5 Posts

The Best of the Blog – Top 5 Posts

Most popular posts on the blog

There are over 500 plus posts on this blog and so finding what you’re after might become a challenging exercise, especially as the site continues to grow. To answer that challenge this resources page will give you a jumping off point to the Top 5 Most Popular Posts in each topic category.

You can also use the search icon in the menu bar to search the entire site for a specific set of keywords, or rummage in the ‘Browse by Topic Category’ list, to jump to a complete list of every post in that category. Also just above the ebook banner, you’ll see a short list of the 5 most popular posts on blog right now.

Lastly, if you never want to miss a post you can sign up to the free weekly digest which compiles together any new posts from that week and delivers them straight to your inbox, in one handy email.

*These stats are calculated from the site’s all-time most popular pages, which does often weight them towards older posts, which have been around longer acquiring more views. Therefore I will periodically update this page to reflect any changes to include newer posts.

Latest update: December 2015


Top 5 Posts for Editing Gear

1. What Is The Best Microphone For Recording Voice Over?

2. The Best Headphones for Film Editors

3. Film Editing Keyboards, Mice, Controllers and More

4. Affordable Colour Grading Monitors

5. The Best Thunderbolt Expansion Peripherals for Editors


Top 5 Posts for Editing Craft

1. Inside A Professional Edit Suite

2. How To Become An Assistant Film Editor

3. How To Edit Film Trailers

4. A Documentary Editing Masterclass

5. Spielberg’s Editor – Michael Kahn on Editing


Top 5 Posts for Free Downloads

1. Download Free DaVinci Resolve Film Print Emulation LUTs

2. How To Make a DCP For Free

3. Free Lens Flares

4. Five Free Books Every Editor Should Read

5. Five Free Compositing Apps For Film Editors


Top 5 Posts for Colour Grading

1. How To Become A Better Colorist 

2. Affordable Colour Grading Monitors

3. Five Books on Colour Grading and Colour Science

4. Pro Tips To Improve Your Colour Grading

5. Tips from Colour Grading Breakdowns 


Top 5 Posts for DaVinci Resolve

1. DaVinci Resolve 10 Grading Tutorials

2. Using Technicolor Cinestyle LUT in DaVinci Resolve Lite

3. Download Free DaVinci Resolve Film Print Emulation LUTS

4. DaVinci Resolve 12 Tutorials and Tools

5. Free Training for DaVinci Resolve 11.1


Top 5 Posts for Premiere Pro

1. Tips For Better Editing in Premiere Pro

2. Tutorials For Better Editing in Premiere Pro

3. Premiere Pro CS6 & DaVinci Resolve 9

4. Tips and Tutorials for Premiere Pro Editors

5. New Features in Premiere Pro CC 8.1


Top 5 Posts for Avid Media Composer

1. Understanding Avid Media Composer 8

2. Diary of an Avid Switcher – Solutions For FCP7 Editors

3. Diary of an Avid Switcher Part 4 – The Media Composer 7 Version

4. Avid Media Composer Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

5. Three Essential Books on Editing in Avid


Top 5 Posts for Final Cut Pro X

1. Freebies for FCPX

2. Free FCPX Effects & Plugins

3. Final Cut Pro X Workflow Round Up

4. Understanding How FCPX Works – Workflow Round Up

5. Learning FCPX – Free Tutorials Round Up


Top 5 Posts for Books

1. Five Books on Colour Grading And Colour Science

2. Books on Film Editing – Part 1

3. Five Books on Storytelling Every Creative Should Read

4. How To Be A Successful Freelance Creative

5. Five Books To Help You Learn How To Be a DIT


Top 5 Posts for Post Production Workflow

1. How to install an SSD drive in a MacBook Pro with a clean install of Mac OS X

2. Essential Editing Apps Every Film Editor Should Own

3. How To Make A DCP For Free

4. Why I love to edit with my Wacom Tablet

5. Video Editing with Logitech G-13 Keyboard


Top 5 Posts for DIT

1. What does a DIT do?

2. How To Be A DIT – The Complete Series

3. Five Books To Help You Learn To Be A DIT

4. How To Be A DIT – Part 10

5. How To Be A DIT – Part 12, From The Sensor To The Screen


Top 5 Posts for Sound Design

1. Film Trailer Sound Design

2. Free Sound Design and Sound Editing Training

3. The Best Film Soundtracks To Work To

4. The Art and Craft of Sound Design

5. How To Be A Great Sound Editor


Top 5 Posts for Film Making Ofs

1. The Making of Gravity

2. The Making of Mad Max: Fury Road

3. Colour Grading a David Fincher Film

4. The Making of Gone Girl

5. The Best DVD Extras for Film Editors



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