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      Sensor Defect May Have Been Found In Canon T6 DSLRs

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sensorgate has returned. Only this time, it isn't Blackmagic, their sensor headaches are long gone. Nor is it Nikon, who has had to deal with oil and dust issues on their D600s, which prompted having to replace them with newer D610s. Nope. This time, it's Canon who seems to be having sensor problems with their new Canon T6i  and T6s cameras (aka, the 750D and 760D respectively). What's the problem? Well it looks … Read More>>

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      Movie Review: Avengers: Age Of Ultron

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm going to have to be the one to tell you this, but you're going to need to watch Avengers: Age Of Ultron -- not just because it's that good (it is), but it's also incredibly dense. That makes a certain amount of sense since they've added three new superheroes and several new villains -- most of which are glorified cameos but the scene Andy Serkis is in makes you hungry for a Black Panther movie. That's … Read More>>

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      Book vs. Movie: Which One Wins? Part 1: The Movie

      By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) In looking at film adaptations of literary source material, the prevailing criticism is, "The movie was OK, but the book was so much better!" But in some cases -- as rare as a female director winning the Oscar -- the movie trumps the book. Following are five instances: The Devil Wears Prada. A thinly-veiled account of Lauren Weisberger's harrowing experiences when, as a new college grad/budding writer, … Read More>>

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      Filmmaking 101: Turn Your iPhone Into A Light Meter

      Pair of add-ons can diffuse light and give you surprisingly accurate readings By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With every passing day, I become more and more impressed by just how versatile the smartphone, and particularly the iPhone really is. It's not really a phone, so much as a super computer that makes phone calls. And just about anyone in the filmmaking craft can tell you just how often they used their iPhone on a daily basis to help … Read More>>

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Final Cut Pro X 101: Round-Tripping With Photo Editor Pixelmator

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By Heath McKnight Pixelmator is a very affordable photo editing app that can do many of the things the much more expensive Photoshop does, and it works well with Final Cut Pro X. Our friend Steve Martin from Ripple Training explains in this FCP X In Under Five Minutes: Special thanks to Steve … More>>

Filmmaking 101: Get A Cinematic Look With Your Smartphone

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though it has some street cred with Oscar, Sundance, and even South by Southwest, the iPhone (or mobile smartphones in general) need help to actually get a cinematic image. From professional grade apps that allow for manual settings, to lens additions and other … More>>

Whedon Wanted Spider-Man, Captain Marvel & More In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is a film that's stuffed to the seams in an 'everything-but-the-kitchen-sink' kind of way. What's surprising is that director Joss Whedon wanted to throw in several kitchen sinks along the way. Here's what he told the Empire Film … More>>

Machinima Picks Up RoboCop, Several DC Comics Web Series, & More

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Machinima Inc. has gone through its share of growing pains. The company is one of the largest narrative web series creator and media streaming websites on the internet. It has hosted some pretty big name series, like Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Halo 4: Forward Unto … More>>

AT&T Leads ISPs In Legal Challenge Against Net Neutrality Rules

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well you saw that coming. AT&T is leading the legal challenge to supplant the FCC's new rules pertaining to Net Neutrality. Claiming that complying with new FCC Net Neutrality rules will cause "crushing costs on providers," and prohibit investing in network … More>>

The Simpsons Renewed For Two More Seasons

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Want to date yourself, say you remember watching the series premiere of The Simpsons -- which I do. If you want to date yourself even more than that, then you probably remember watching the shorts on The Tracy Ullman Show -- which, again, I do. Since its … More>>

Absolutely Anything Trailer Featuring Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, & Monty Python

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for quasi-Monty Python screen reunion, Absolutely Anything, has landed online. Not only does the comedy feature Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz) alongside the iconic Python team, the film is also the late Robin Williams' last feature. Here's the … More>>

Full Character Reveals: Fantastic Four & Casey Jones From Ninja Turtles

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The best look yet at the Fantastic Four costumes! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When it comes to translating comic book superheroes to a live action movie, one of the first questions is, 'What will their costumes look like?' Sure, this is a pretty superficial question, but some of those … More>>

Boba Fett Origin Story Is The Second Stars Wars Anthology Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ruthless bounty hunter Boba Fett will reportedly be the subject of the second Star Wars anthology film, confirming rumors we've reported on dating back to early 2013, and even going back to the late October 2012 Disney purchase of Lucasfilm. According to TheWrap, the … More>>

Kevin Feige Talks Infinity Gauntlet In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been slowly building to a major event. The clues have been placed in many of the solo films, as well as the two Avengers team-up movies. Before we continue, I'll give the customary warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron … More>>

May The 4th: New Cast Images From Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Updated]

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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth Be With You! And with this annual event comes new Star Wars: The Force Awakens images! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Updated with a new image! For almost a year, everyone was trying to get their hands on images and concept art from Star Wars: The Force … More>>

RocketJump Film School Launches On YouTube

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Freddie Wong is a YouTube sensation, this we know. But what you probably didn't know is that with his company RocketJump, he's launched a film school on YouTube that his fans can use to get into making movies and do it right. And it's finally just gone live. … More>>

Sensor Defect May Have Been Found In Canon T6 DSLRs

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sensorgate has returned. Only this time, it isn't Blackmagic, their sensor headaches are long gone. Nor is it Nikon, who has had to deal with oil and dust issues on their D600s, which prompted having to replace them with newer D610s. Nope. This time, it's Canon who … More>>

Photos: Meet Task Force X From Suicide Squad

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the weekend, we were inundated with a barrage of images from David Ayer's Suicide Squad. What started off as a reveal of The Joker for his 75th anniversary has turned into a full line-up of the entire Task Force X team, which Ayer tweeted. I will admit that … More>>

RØDE Ships Digital Wireless Filmmaker Kit

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Wireless Audio Lav Mic Offers Dual Channel Transmission By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, it was a little late in coming, but better late than never. RØDE has finally announced that their RØDELink Digital Wireless Filmmaker Kit is finally shipping. This wireless lavalier mic system, which … More>>

Report: Josh Trank Fired From Star Wars Anthology Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Josh Trank has reportedly been fired from the second Star Wars Anthology movie, due to his "erratic behavior" during the production of Fantastic Four. THR is reporting that Fantastic Four and X-Men producer Simon Kinberg, who is also involved with the Star Wars … More>>

Jurassic World Featurette Takes Us Back To Jurassic Park Nostalgia

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I am officially dubbing 2015 as the year of the nostalgic sequel from decades ago. In the next few months, we are getting a sequel to Star Wars, Terminator, and Jurassic Park, all three of which are major cultural films that impacted children for … More>>

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