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      Gene Wilder Passes Away at 83

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) 2016 has been shaping into a year where legends are passing away. Legendary star Gene Wilder, who was known for The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, among other classics has passed away at 83 years old following of complications with Alzheimer’s disease. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said the following in a statement: "We understand for all the emotional and … Read More>>

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      Gross Talk: Summer’s 2016 Movie Budgets Vs. Box Office

      By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Like the medal-laden Olympian Michael Phelps, Disney's Finding Dory took the gold in this summer's race to #1, accruing $478.5 million in the domestic box office. However, 2016's summer (summer being defined as the first Friday in May through the Labor Day weekend), the surprise was that there weren't many other "star" fish in the cinematic sea. Instead, as the season crawled on, the studios had to contend with … Read More>>

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      Canon Announces EOS 5D Mark IV 4K DSLR

      Update: We've added videos towards the end of the article. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Finally. It was generally considered vaporware for the last two years, and in doubt once the 5D S/R series came out, and now, the long awaited 5D Mark IV has been announced. And it finally has 4K and a 30.4 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. Since it's arguably two years overdue and costing twice as much as its competitors, honestly, I'm not sure … Read More>>

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      CineChopper University’s Free Webinar On New FAA Drone Regulations

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new FAA Rules have us all thinking about how we can best fly our drones and still get the best aerial shots possible, while at the same time not land in hot water with local authorities. But many may be operating according to their own rules or a misunderstanding of what can and cannot be legally permitted, and that's where CineChopper University comes in handy. They've got a webinar coming up this Thursday … Read More>>

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Seed&Spark Creates Unique Crowdfunding Subscription Service


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of crowdfunding alternatives rapidly gaining popularity with the YouTube crowd is Patreon, whose members may a monthly stipend to support ongoing web series in exchange for exclusive content and perks. Seed&Spark looks to get in on that action with their own … More>>

Friday The 13th Screenwriter Launches Legal Battle Against Reboot

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A lawsuit has been filed against Michael Bay's Friday the 13th reboot. After Bay's company Platinum Dunes and studio Paramount Pictures bagged director Breck Eisner (The Crazies) to take charge of their new revamped horror franchise – the screenwriter of the … More>>

Movie/VOD Review: In Order of Disappearance

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The film's title, In Order of Disappearance, may seem odd. Yet it ultimately reflects a perfect symbiosis of plot and tone. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Think a Martin McDonagh sensibility (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) snowed in by a Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight winter. And add … More>>

New Rogue One Images Debut


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With less than four months until the first non-Skywalker Star Wars film premieres, it is about the right time to start seeing a bit more material regarding Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And, true to form, Empire Magazine has gotten their hands on some new … More>>

Bayhem: Michael Bay’s RED Helium 8K Camera Makes Us Green With Envy


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As Michael Bay continues to shoot the fifth installment of the Transformer's saga, The Last Knight, the awesome director has taken some time off to shoot a Victoria Secret ad, and to show everyone his new RED Helium 8K camera, affectionately known as "Bayhem." And … More>>

Gene Wilder Passes Away at 83


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) 2016 has been shaping into a year where legends are passing away. Legendary star Gene Wilder, who was known for The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, among other classics has passed away at 83 years old following of complications … More>>

DJI Upgrades Osmo Gimbal With More Features


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After they introduced the new Zenmuse Z3 drone camera, you had to know an upgrade to the DJI Osmo was coming, and DJI has beefed up the handheld camera gimbal with a range of new features including better control and zoom capabilities. But it isn't exactly with the … More>>

Star Trek: Discovery – Lead Character Is ‘Number One’ & More Details


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Trek Beyond is now behind us, which means that fans can now look forward to the next production — namely, the Bryan Fuller series Star Trek: Discovery. Over the last few months we've been receiving bits of information and clues regarding the series … More>>

Updated: Apple Sends Out Invites For iPhone 7 Event On September 7th

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) UPDATE: Apple has sent out invitations to their September 7th announcement event, not September 9th. As is always the case, we'll try and read the tea leaves to see if there's any hints in it. What do you see there? Well, I see what could be BOKEH. And that leads … More>>

Tilt-Shift Coming to Video With Lensbaby Movie Maker Kit II


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A few years ago Lensbaby released a series of lenses that were curated for filmmakers called the Movie Maker Kit, which offered soft-focus, fish-eye, and other effects lenses for video. Now they've finally put together a sequel with the Movie Maker Kit II, which … More>>

‘New Mutants’ Characters & Screenwriters Revealed


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of 20th Century Fox's long-gestating X-Men properties has been New Mutants with The Fault In Our Stars helmer Josh Boone set to write and direct. Now it looks like he's bringing in some help to polish off the screenplay from the writers of his previous … More>>

Toho Producing Animated Godzilla Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Come to think of it, and considering all of the amazing animation that comes out of Japan, why hasn't there been an animated Japanese Godzilla film yet? The property has been around for over 60 years, and while there have been a couple of animated television … More>>

New Trailer: Blair Witch

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The frightening new trailer for Blair Witch has landed online with Lionsgate marketing the film as one of the scariest films in recent years. And the latest preview is genuinely terrifying and should include a warning for any viewers suffering from claustrophobia as … More>>

Rumored Panasonic GH5 Specs Leaked, Still 4K

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well that didn't take long. Almost as if Panasonic wanted to steal Canon's thunder. But the rumored specs for the Panasonic GH5 have allegedly leaked onto the Internet and although it isn't going beyond 4K as previously thought, it is bringing 10-bit 4:2:2 … More>>

Op-Ed: HDR Is More Important Than Ultra HD Resolution

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that we're gradually turning the corner on 4K, there's a new arms race brewing. RED fired the first shot with DRAGON's 6K sensor, and then moved further over the horizon with the 8K Weapon and Helium cameras, and for a source material, that amount of digital real … More>>

Here’s The Captain Marvel Director Shortlist

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Captain Marvel is slowly coming together for a 2019 premiere. The screenwriters are currently deep in the process of penning the script, and Marvel has officially announced Academy Award winner Brie Larson as titular hero. Odds are good that her first appearance … More>>

Rotolight Anova PRO Introduces Revolutionary Visual Lighting Effects

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight has just announced the revolutionary new LED light called the Anova PRO. The feature set on this light is pretty breathtaking, and should save filmmakers, videographers, photographers, and cinematographers time and … More>>

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