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      BitTorrent Now Gives Creators 70% Of Streaming Ad Revenue

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you hear the word BitTorrent, you automatically think of file sharing, and by extension, piracy (especially when it comes to Game of Thrones). But the majority of BitTorrent's traffic is for legitimate file sharing and transfer activity. One of the main uses for the traffic is for BT's video on demand streaming service BitTorrent Bundle, which is evolving into BitTorrent Now. And BTNow offers something that … Read More>>

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      Digital Bolex Closing Shop June 30th, Support To Continue

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After five years of camera development and manufacturing, the independent minded Digital Bolex will stop selling cameras effective June 30th, 2016, with only one design under its belt. While the creators ran into many problems, including supply chain and cost issues, in the end it may have been good old fashioned timing that caused it to close shop. … Read More>>

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      PBS TV Review: The Look Of Silence

      Joshua Oppenheimer's companion piece to The Act of Killing, debuting on POV PBS on June 27, is similarly riveting. And following in the footsteps of its forerunner, The Look of Silence also received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Adi Rukun is an Indonesian optometrist, a specialist in improving people's sight. However, in The Look of Silence, Adi uses the guise of the friendly optometrist who … Read More>>

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      Adobe Announces New Video Tools for Creative Cloud

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe announced new post production tools for filmmakers within the Creative Cloud. The new features were previewed this past April at NAB 2016, and cover enhancements for Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC, and Character Animator. Let's take a look at the new ways you can "fix it in post." … Read More>>

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Nicolas Winding Refn Talks Batgirl, Bond, & Barbarella

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Nicolas Winding Refn has revealed he would “love” to direct a superhero movie and wants to take a crack at Batgirl. The Drive filmmaker was talking to Business Insider about his latest project The Neon Demon which is typically subversive, innovative and … More>>

Top Gear Rumor: Matt LeBlanc Threatening To Quit If Chris Evans Isn’t Fired

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Before there was Brexit, there was another highly controversial breakup in Britain, namely, the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear. With Clarkson's firing, and the expiration his co-hosts' contracts, Richard Hammond and James May decided not to renew with … More>>

Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 19: The Toolbar Pt. 3

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A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In this next lesson in our look at Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC, we’re going to continue our look at the toolbar by looking at the next two tools at our disposal, and I’m talking about the Rate Stretch Tool, and the … More>>

Legion M Debuts As World’s First Crowdfunded Movie Studio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When crowdfunding became popular, independent filmmakers had a tool by which to secure the hardest part of the filmmaking process, the money. One major portal, Seed&Spark, is completely dedicated to the filmmaking process. So it was only a matter of time before a … More>>

BitTorrent Now Gives Creators 70% Of Streaming Ad Revenue

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you hear the word BitTorrent, you automatically think of file sharing, and by extension, piracy (especially when it comes to Game of Thrones). But the majority of BitTorrent's traffic is for legitimate file sharing and transfer activity. One of the main uses for … More>>

AddMotion Plugin For Final Cut Pro X On Sale

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) OSM AddMotion for Final Cut Pro X is a great utility for creating animated stills, graphics, and text all without keyframes. The utility works simply by adding an effect to a still graphic and then changing the parameters. Available exclusively from FxFactory … More>>

Paramount Issues Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Paramount lawsuit against Axanar Productions is believed to have been dropped (at least according to JJ Abrams), but according to official channels, the decision has yet to be officially tendered. What has been decreed however, through the official … More>>

Digital Bolex Closing Shop June 30th, Support To Continue

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After five years of camera development and manufacturing, the independent minded Digital Bolex will stop selling cameras effective June 30th, 2016, with only one design under its belt. While the creators ran into many problems, including supply chain and cost … More>>

Silver Sable Film In The Works For A Spider-Man Universe?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Before the deal between Marvel and Sony to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony was ready to kick off a Spider-Man universe based on The Amazing Spider-Man reboot. Films like Sinister Six and Venom were being developed before the whole idea … More>>

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep 10: The Winds Of Winter

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've been watching Game of Thrones since it premiered in 2011, and the final episode of season six is hands down the best finale they've had since season one. Season five was uneven, but season six started out at a breakneck pace, before slowing down near the … More>>

A Geek’s Reaction To The Third Star Trek Beyond Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The JJ Abrams reboot (now officially called the Kelvin Timeline) of Star Trek has been something of a strange beast for me. On one hand, I did enjoy the first film as a science fiction adventure but I still have a hard time calling it Star Trek. I thought Star … More>>

Moonfall: Another Disaster Film From Roland Emmerich

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Independence Day: Resurgence director Roland Emmerich is already developing his next movie, Moonfall – which involves the moon falling out of the sky and crashing into Earth. While that may sound like a ridiculous b-movie from the 1950s, it's exactly the kind of … More>>

Apple Discontinues The Thunderbolt Display

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Apple officially announced that they are discontinuing their Thunderbolt Display. The writing has been on the wall for some tim,e since the monitor hasn't been upgraded to the new thinner iMac 5K-style design, and a stagnating design usually spells trouble. New … More>>

Independence Day: Resurgence Bombs Domestically, But China Saves The Day

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Disaster movie Independence Day: Resurgence is really living up to its name having flopped spectacularly at the North American box-office posting a feeble $41.6 million opening. However, Roland Emmerich's visual effects driven blockbuster, which is the follow-up to … More>>

FAA Approves Drones For Journalism

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The FAA has just approved a change to their commercial drone flight rules that would allow the use of drones for television, newspaper, and online journalism. This not only will change the way news is covered, but it will make capturing that bird's-eye-view of … More>>

After Effects 2015.3 Update: Another Step In The Right Direction

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I wrote an article last week about Adobe's new updates of Creative Cloud that have come to Premiere Pro CC 2015 in the “.3” update. It was not so much a review, but my overall impressions of the biggest addition, the Ingest Settings. This update for Premiere was a huge game changer, and a … More>>

The Flash Film Writers Talk Director & Tone

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Rick Famuyiwa takes on The Flash movie. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn't the movie we were all hoping it to be, and so far the first two films of the DC extended universe have been pretty mediocre, including 2013's Man of Steel. So far, word is that … More>>

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