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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.

* These stats are now calculated as the site’s most popular posts in the past 365 days.

Latest updated: January 2021

Top 5 Posts for Editing Gear

1. Affordable Colour Grading Monitors

2. The Best Headphones for Film Editors

3. The Best Mouse for Film Editing

4. Using an OLED TV for Post Production

5. Affordable Colour Grading Control Surfaces

Top 5 Posts for Editing Craft

1. Inside Professional Editing Timelines

2. The Best High End Video Stock Footage Sites Compared

3. Masterclass All-Access Pass Reviewed

4. Explore Professional Film Editing Timelines

5. The Walter Murch-opedia

Top 5 Posts for Free Downloads

1. Free Film LUTS for Editors, DITs and Colorists

2. Download Free Lens Flares

3. Download Free Film Grain and Light Leaks

4. Post Production Promo Codes and Freebies

5. Free Video Editing Software for Beginners

Top 5 Posts for Colour Grading

1. Colour Management for Video Editors

2. Affordable Colour Grading Monitors

3. Affordable Colour Grading Control Surfaces

4. Using an OLED TV for Post Production

5. Learn Colour Grading from Professional Colorists

Top 5 Posts for DaVinci Resolve

1. Learn Colour Grading from Professional Colorists

2. DaVinci Resolve 16 Tutorials and Training

3. Understanding the New Features in DaVinci Resolve 16

4. Learn High End Finishing Techniques in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

5. What’s New in DaVinci Resolve 17

Top 5 Posts for Assistant Editors

1. Inside an Assistant Editor’s Codebook

2. Understanding the Power of Film Editing

3. How to Edit a Movie Trailer | How to Edit a Film Trailer

4. How to become an Avid Assistant Editor Overnight

5. What do Assistant Editors Have to Know?

Top 5 Posts for Books

1. Five Books on Film Editing for 2019

2. Five Books on Colour Grading And Colour Science

3. Five Free Books Every Editor Should Read

4. Five Books on the Craft of Film Editing

5. Art of The Cut by Steve Hullfish – An Editor’s Review

Top 5 Posts for Post Production Workflow

1. How to Record a Zoom Meeting in High Quality for Video Editing

2. Colour Management for Video Editors

3. How to Make a DCP for Film Festival Projection

4. Using an Elgato Stream Deck for Video Editing and Colour Grading

5. Video Editing with a Wacom Cintiq

Top 5 Posts for Premiere Pro

1. Adding Captions in Premiere Pro – Fix Common Problems

2. Inside Mindhunter’s Post Production

3. Editing Feature Films in Premiere Pro

4. Creating a real film look with FilmConvert’s Premiere Pro Plugin

5. Creating, Using and Selling Premiere Pro MOGRT files

Top 5 Posts for After Effects/Cinema 4D

1. Learning Fusion for After Effects Users

2. After Effects for Film Editors Part 2 – Tutorials

3. After Effects for Film Editors Part 1

4. After Effects for Film Editors Part 8 – New Plugins

5. After Effects for Film Editors Part 7 – Simple Tips

Top 5 Posts for Avid Media Composer

1. How to become an Avid Assistant Editor Overnight

2. Master The Workflow Editing Assistant Course Review

3. Learn Documentary Editing from Professional Editors

4. Three Essential Books on Editing in Avid

5. Every New Feature in Avid Media Composer 8.6

Top 5 Posts for Final Cut Pro X

1. Free FCPX Effects and Plugins

2. Editing in FCPX like Thomas Grove Carter

3. Understanding the FCPX Magnetic Timeline

4. Freebies for FCPX

5. 72 FCPX Tips from Ripple Training Live

Top 5 Posts for DIT

1. Free Film LUTS for Editors, DITs and Colorists

2. DIT Tools for 2018

3. DIT Tools Reviewed – How to Be a DIT Part 18

4. How To Be A DIT – The Complete Series

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

Top 5 Posts for Sound Design

1. The Best Studio Monitors for an Edit Suite

2. Audio Post Plugins for Film Editors

3. Hans Zimmer Composing Masterclass – An Editor’s Review

4. The Best Royalty Free Production Music Sites

5. What is the Best Microphone for Recording Voice Over?

Top 10 Posts for Film Making ofs

1. Inside the Oscar Winning Editing of Dunkirk

2. Inside Mindhunter‘s Post Production

3. Making Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

4. The Making of a Classic – Editing Heat

5. Editing Mission:Impossible Fallout

6. Star Wars Editor Paul Hirsch Memoir – Reviewed

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

8. The Making of Mad Max: Fury Road

9. The Making of Gone Girl

10. The Making of Blade Runner 2049

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

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