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: September 2017


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. How to install an SSD Drive in a Macbook Pro

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


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 be a VFX Editor

5. How to become an Assistant Film Editor


Top 5 Posts for Free Downloads

1. Free Film LUTS for Editors, DITs and Colorists

2. Download Free Lens Flares

3. Free Video Editing Software for Beginners

4. Download Free Film Grain and Light Leaks

5. Free FCPX Effects and Plugins


Top 5 Posts for Colour Grading

1. How To Become A Better Colorist 

2. Five Books on Colour Grading and Colour Science

3. Affordable Colour Grading Control Surfaces

4. Pro Tips to Improve Your Colour Grading

5. Professional 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 12.5 Tutorials Round Up

5. All the New Features in DaVinci Resolve 14


Top 5 Posts for Premiere Pro

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

2. Feature Film Workflows

3. Premiere Pro CC 2015 Tips and Tricks

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

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


Top 5 Posts for After Effects/Cinema 4D

1. After Effects for Film Editors Part 1

2. After Effects for Film Editors – Part 3 – The Cinema 4D Edition

3. Free Stock footage and After Effects Tutorials

4. The Best After Effects Training on for Film Editors

5. After Effects for Film Editors Part 4 – Useful Things


Top 5 Posts for Avid Media Composer

1. Understanding Avid Media Composer 8

2. Every New Feature in Avid Media Composer 8.6

3. Three Essential Books on Editing in Avid

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

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. Understanding the FCPX Magnetic Timeline

4. What’s new in FCPX 10.3

5. FCPX Feature Film Workflow


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 Free Books Every Editor Should Read

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. 4K Video Editing Monitors

3. Free Video Editing Software for Beginners

4. Is the New Macbook Pro Suitable for Video Editing?

5. Essential Editing Apps Every Film Editor Should Own


Top 5 Posts for DIT

1. Free Film LUTS for Editors, DITs and Colorists

2. What does a DIT do?

3. Editing 360 and VR Video

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. The Best Royalty Free Production Music Sites

3. Sound Design Tips for Film Editors

4. Film Trailer Sound Design

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


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 Gone Girl

4. The Making of Mad Max: Fury Road

5. The Making of Arrival

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


Share Your Favourite Posts

If you find a post that isn’t listed here that you really love and think others might find useful too then please post a link in the comments section below!


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.