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 all-time 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 2016


Top 5 Posts for Editing Gear

1. Affordable Colour Grading Monitors

2. Film Editing Keyboards, Mice, Controllers and More

3. The Best Headphones for Film Editors

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

5. How to install an SSD Drive in a Macbook Pro


Top 5 Posts for Editing Craft

1. Inside Professional Editing Timelines

2. Inside A Professional Edit Suite

3. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Masterclass – A Film Editor’s Review

4. How to become an Assistant Film Editor

5. How to be a VFX Editor


Top 5 Posts for Free Downloads

1. Free Film LUTS for Editors, DITs and Colorists

2. Download Free Film Grain and Light Leaks

3. Free FCPX Effects and Plugins

4. How To Make a DCP For Free

5. Download Free DaVinci Resolve Film Print Emulation LUTs


Top 5 Posts for Colour Grading

1. Affordable Colour Grading Monitors

2. Free Film LUTS for Editors, DITs and Colorists

3. How To Become A Better Colorist 

4. Five Books on Colour Grading and Colour Science

5. Pro Tips To Improve Your Colour Grading


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. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Tutorials Round Up


Top 5 Posts for Premiere Pro

1. Editing Deadpool and Hail, Caesar! in Premiere Pro

2. Tips For Better Editing in Premiere Pro (29/10/15)

3. Premiere Pro CC 2015 Tips and Tricks

4. Tips for Better Editing in Premiere Pro (09/09/16)

5. Tutorials For Better Editing in Premiere Pro


Top 5 Posts for Avid Media Composer

1. Understanding Avid Media Composer 8

2. Every New Feature in Avid Media Composer 8.6

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

4. Three Essential Books on Editing in Avid

5. Avid Media Composer Tips, Tricks and Tutorials


Top 5 Posts for Final Cut Pro X

1. Free FCPX Effects and Plugins

2. Freebies for FCPX

3. FCPX Feature Film Workflow

4. Understanding the FCPX Magnetic Timeline

5. What’s New in FCPX 10.3?


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

5. Five Free Books Every Editor Should Read


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. 4K Video Editing Monitors

4. How To Make A DCP For Free

5. Which Hard Drive Should I buy for Video Editing?


Top 5 Posts for DIT

1. Free Film LUTS for Editors, DITs and Colorists

2. What does a DIT do?

3. How To Be A DIT – The Complete Series

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

4. How To Be A DIT – Part 10

5. Editing 360 and VR Video


Top 5 Posts for Sound Design

1. Film Trailer Sound Design

2. Sound Design Tips for Film Editors

3. Free Sound Design and Sound Editing Training

4. The Best Film Soundtracks To Work To

5. The Art and Craft of Sound Design


Top 5 Posts for Film Making Ofs

1. The Making of Gravity

2. Editing Deadpool and Hail, Caesar! in Premiere Pro

3. The Making of Mad Max: Fury Road

4. Colour Grading a David Fincher Film

5. The Making of Gone Girl

The Best DVD and Blu Ray Extras for Film Editors – Recently updated!



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