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      Doddle’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide – Mobile Filmmaking Apps

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year. Time for doddleNEWS' Holiday Gift Guide series for 2014. This year, we're going to start off with mobile filmmaking apps. These apps that can help your budding filmmakers to up their game and to improve the quality of their filmmaking in the New Year. So let's get started ... … Read More>>

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      Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

      The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is Peter Jackson's final journey into Middle Earth By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have had problems with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I'm a huge fan of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films and have watched the extended editions in single sittings multiple times, so maybe my expectations were far too high. In retrospect, this shouldn't be a … Read More>>

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      Mid-Level Films In Danger of Extinction

      "The film business has changed. They want you to make it for no money ..." By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) What do Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola, and John Waters all have in common? With nearly 200 years of combined filmmaking experience, covering hundreds of iconic feature films, these A-list directors can't get a film made, unless it's a $200 million blockbuster, or they go to Kickstarter and ask fans to … Read More>>

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      Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 6: Setting Yourself Up For A Successful Edit

      Premiere Pro suffers from the same problem that Final Cut Pro suffered from, and when I say that, I mean it in the nicest possible way. FCP let you cut with any format and any frame rate, and for many people, this is where things fell off the tracks a bit. These days, most people are editing with footage digitally acquired, meaning DSLRs or the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. People just import and start dropping clips into their timelines, and … Read More>>

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The Actor Neil Gaiman Thinks Should Play The Sandman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the most unfilmable comic book series of all time -- after David Mack's Kabuki, in my humble opinion -- is The Sandman by Neil Gaiman and an amazing group of artists. Over the years, there have been many attempts to bring it to the big screen, and every … More>>

Sony Cancels The Interview, The Terrorists Won

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I get pretty serious about films. I've been in heated arguments about classic movies with other film lovers, but never have I seen something quite like the hacking of Sony Pictures over The Interview with James Franco and Seth Rogen. Guys, it's just a … More>>

Freefly Offers MōVI Holiday Bundle

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Buy a MōVI M5, Get a Spektrum Controller and Travel Case Free By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Freefly Systems is really getting aggressive with pricing on their MōVI M5, especially during the holidays. Not only have they lowered the price recently, but now they are offering a special Holiday … More>>

Peter Jackson Might Be Up For More Tolkien Films

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In the end, The Hobbit trilogy has wrapped up pretty well. While I still maintain that it is an inferior series compared to The Lord Of The Rings, when seen as one eight-plus hour film, it stands up pretty well. Now that both The Hobbit and The Lord of the … More>>

Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems

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Strategic Merger Seeks to Expand Mocha outreach By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Boris FX has made quite a splash during the computerized filmmaking revolution, thanks to its revolutionary visual effects and motion tracking plugins. Imagineer Systems has done the same with their Mocha tracking … More>>

Doddle’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide – Mobile Filmmaking Apps

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year. Time for doddleNEWS' Holiday Gift Guide series for 2014. This year, we're going to start off with mobile filmmaking apps. These apps that can help your budding filmmakers to up their game and to improve the quality of their filmmaking in the … More>>

Tim Burton Talks Beetlejuice 2, Returning To Superhero Films

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Tim Burton is on his press tour for Big Eyes, and he was recently asked about Beetlejuice 2. Specifically, about who's coming back for the second film, which is apparently closer than ever to being produced. When asked if Winona Ryder would be returning in the … More>>

The Lume Cube Offers Mobile Filmmakers Close-Up Lighting Options

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Kickstarter product offers 1500 lumens controlled by bluetooth By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are mobile lighting options out there for the smartphone crowd. There's the Nova, a credit card-sized LED flash that fits in your wallet, and with 48 LEDs, can light up your iPhone image like … More>>

Here’s The Star Trek 3 Director Short List!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Until recently, it seemed like writer/producer Roberto Orci was attached to helm of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek 3. All of a sudden and completely out of the blue, pre-production was stopped and Orci was kicked out of (or vacated) the directors chair with … More>>

Mega Movie Review: The Hobbit Trilogy

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In my The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies review, I called the final film a satisfying conclusion to an uneven film series. I was fortunate enough to see it in conjunction with the previous two films in one sitting, and I can tell you, that this was the way it … More>>

Check Out The Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Suit Mark 43!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Look, don't get me wrong, I love me some Iron Man, but the third film in the franchise was a bit of a disaster. The redeeming qualities of that film were the performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, but the plot was a clunker, and the less said … More>>

New Trailer: Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups, Starring Christian Bale

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Terrence Malick's latest picture Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale, has landed online. Set to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February, Knight of Cups also features fellow Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett. Almost … More>>

Yoda To Appear In Star Wars Rebels, Voiced By Frank Oz

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars Rebels hit the small screen with a bang. From the get-go, this series has been an excellent foray into the Star Wars universe and it harkens back to the original series with its cast of characters. Unlike The Clone Wars, which took place around the … More>>

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is Peter Jackson's final journey into Middle Earth By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have had problems with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I'm a huge fan of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films and … More>>

Parrot Provides One-Man Teleprompter For DSLRs

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are plenty of teleprompters out there, but they can be costly, cumbersome, and difficult to set up, or rickety because someone built their own. But the Parrot is a new teleprompter designed specifically for a camera crew of one, and uses your DSLR's lens threads … More>>

ProGearX Announces Line of GoPro Mounting Options

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Action Photo options include Unique Highs and Lows & 180° POV By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With a popular line of "seflie sticks" and the iStabilizer, both for the action sports crowd, ProGearX has announced even more options in their line of action camera accessories. The new … More>>

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