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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 year.

Latest update: December 2018


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. Film Editing Keyboards, Mice and Controllers

5. Affordable Colour Grading Control Surfaces


Top 5 Posts for Editing Craft

1. Inside Professional Editing Timelines

2. Inside A Professional Edit Suite

3. Masterclass All-Access Pass Reviewed

4. Explore Professional Film Editing Timelines

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 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. Affordable Colour Grading Monitors

2. Affordable Colour Grading Control Surfaces

3. Colour Management for Video Editors

4. The Best Colour Grading Plugins for Video Editors

5. Five Books on Colour Grading and Colour Science


Top 5 Posts for DaVinci Resolve

1. Getting Started with Fusion 9

2. Getting Started with Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 15

3. DaVinci Resolve 15 Free Training

4. All the New Features in DaVinci Resolve 14

5. Learn DaVinci Resolve 15’s New Features


Top 5 Posts for Books

1. Five Books on Colour Grading And Colour Science

2. Five Free Books Every Editor Should Read

3. Five Books on the Craft of Film Editing

4. Five Books on Storytelling Every Creative Should Read

5. Books on Film Editing – Part 1


Top 5 Posts for Post Production Workflow

1. How to Make a DCP for Film Festival Projection

2. Colour Management for Video Editors

3. What’s new in Avid Media Composer vs Premiere Pro vs FCPX vs DaVinci Resolve

4. 4K Video Editing Monitors

5. Free Video Editing Software for Beginners


Top 5 Posts for Premiere Pro

1. Editing Feature Films in Premiere Pro

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

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

4. Proxy Workflows in Your NLE

5. Feature Film Workflows


Top 5 Posts for After Effects/Cinema 4D

1. After Effects for Film Editors Part 1

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

3. After Effects for Film Editors Part 2 – Tutorials

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

5. The Best After Effects Training on for Film Editors


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. Three Essential Books on Editing in Avid

4. Every New Feature in Avid Media Composer 8.6

5. Understanding Avid Media Composer 8


Top 5 Posts for Final Cut Pro X

1. Free FCPX Effects and Plugins

2. Using the 2018 Mac Mini for Video Editing

3. LUT Gallery for FCPX and DaVinci Resolve

4. Freebies for FCPX

5. Understanding the FCPX Magnetic Timeline


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. Hans Zimmer Composing Masterclass – An Editor’s Review

3. The Best Royalty Free Production Music Sites

4. Sound Design Tips for Film Editors

5. Better Editing Through Sound Design


Top 7 Posts for Film Making Ofs

1. Inside the Oscar Winning Editing of Dunkirk

2. Editing Mission:Impossible Fallout

3. Inside Mindhunter‘s Post Production

4. The Making of Gone Girl

5. The Making of Blade Runner 2049

6. The Making of Mad Max: Fury Road

7. The Making of Arrival

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


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