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      A Geek’s Reaction: Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 3

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With the last trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, I thought, "That's enough Marvel, you don't have to show me any more. I'm sold!" To be honest, I'd be sold without them showing me anything but today they released new trailer and I can't believe how they keep raising that bar! There's so much new footage that very few shots are reused from the previous two Avengers: Age of Ultron trailers, giving us new … Read More>>

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      Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Cut On Final Cut Pro X

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking to rebound from the box office disaster that was After Earth, Will Smith is coming back with a role that helped restore his critical and box office mojo (it was the number one film this past weekend). In Focus, Smith plays a con man who grooms an attractive young woman into the art of the grift. While Smith is bound to shine doing what it he does best, it may be the post-production work, performed in Final … Read More>>

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      DoddleTALKS Tech: Chris Strompolos, Raiders of the Lost Ark Remake

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Boyhood may be up for an Academy Award, but Chris Strompolos and his partner Eric Zala have literally grown up while making a shot for shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Strompolos and Zala started at age 13 and are now just finishing up with the epic airplane fight scene. It's an epic tale that caught the attention of the film's original director Steven Spielberg, who allowed them to raise thousands to finish … Read More>>

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      Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

      Actor-Director helmed some of the best Trek Films By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a great scene at the end of Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn, after Spock valiantly sacrificed himself to save the crew he loves. It is filled with sadness, solace, a stirring rendition of "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes played by Scotty (Jimmy Doohan), and then the prophetic words of Doctor McCoy (DeForrest Kelley) put the cherry on top ... "You know, he's … Read More>>

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The Ultimate Marvel Marathon: 11 Movies In 1 Sitting – Here’s Doddle’s Guide To Survive It!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Do you love Marvel movies? If you're reading this, chances are you do, but do you love it enough to sit in a theater for about 29 hours watching every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Regal Cinemas and AMC have announced that on April 29, Jon Favreau’s … More>>

Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum Cast In Independence Day 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have a hard time accepting that we'll be getting Independence Day 2, but with a release date for next year set, I can't deny that this is actually happening. Director Roland Emmerich shared on his personal Facebook account that they've found one of their … More>>

Virtual Reality Gets Boost with AMDs LiquidVR

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With virtual reality (VR) rapidly maturing to the point that it becomes a legitimate storytelling platform, graphics companies are starting to develop supporting technologies with which to push the momentum to its tipping point. AMD this week joined that fray by … More>>

Netflix Abandons Net Neutrality In Deal Down Under

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But is there Net Neutrality stance a farce? One site thinks so By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As Netflix continues its global march by announcing streaming service to Australia and New Zealand, one site thinks that they have abandoned their principled and high profile stance on Net Neutrality. … More>>

The Worst Sequels Ever – Part 1

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The news that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Deckard in a sequel to Blade Runner has proved once and for all that nothing is sacred in Hollywood. Ridley Scott has been developing the follow-up to his science fiction classic for some time now, following his … More>>

A Geek’s Reaction: Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 3

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With the last trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, I thought, "That's enough Marvel, you don't have to show me any more. I'm sold!" To be honest, I'd be sold without them showing me anything but today they released new trailer and I can't believe how they keep … More>>

HDR Video Could Be The Next Cinematic Frontier

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of my favorite photographic techniques is high dynamic range, or HDR. This is where you take a series of images ranging from -3 stops to +3 stops, and then merge them together to create a master image that has a kind of ethereal look to it. It also has an … More>>

Joss Whedon Talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron; Character Posters

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Avengers: Age of Ultron is 2 months away but the hype for this film is huge. For me, this is the film I'm looking forward to the most this busy year, so I get excited every time I read or see something new. Director Joss Whedon also spoke with SFX Magazine (via … More>>

Star Wars Rebels: Season Review, Sarah Michelle Gellar Cast, and New Characters

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Disney bought Lucasfilm in late 2012, they announced that they would be making Star Wars: Episode VII, much to everyone's delight. The only new Star Wars we were really getting at the time was The Clone Wars, but Disney quickly cancelled that and started … More>>

Captain America Co-Directors Russos Sign First-Look Deal With Sony; Spider-Man?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With Sony and Marvel making a deal which allows Spider-Man to cross over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the question is who will direct the Spider-Man reboot? While recent rumors peg Drew Goddard as a possible candidate, another intriguing possibility is that … More>>

Call For Entries Goes Out For Cine Gear 2015 Film Series

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) March is the submission period for the Film Series that will showcase the 2015 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios. The June confab will not only feature the latest in filmmaking gear, but an annual festival of short films, commercials and music videos in competition. … More>>

Filmmaking 101: Turn Hard Drive Parts Into A DIY Handheld Stabilizer

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade, so rather than throw away those crashed computer hard drives, think outside the box and look at what you can do with the spare parts. Perhaps turn it into a DIY Flycam-like handheld stabilizer. No kidding! … More>>

Nikon’s New D7200 Focuses On Sharp Video, Wireless Audio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we reported earlier with rumors of new Nikon DSLRs, the company announced the D7200, which boasts of a 30% increase in processing speed thanks to an updated Expeed 4 Processor, which will work hand in hand with a 24.2 megapixel DX CMOS sensor. While speed was … More>>

One-Time Sinister Six Director Drew Goddard Could Helm Spider-Man Reboot

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) We know that Spider-Man will need to be cast pretty soon, since production on Captain America: Civil War is just around the corner, if rumors of his appearing in the threequel are true. According to all accounts, before Ol' Webhead can be cast, but they first need … More>>

My RØDE Reel 2015 Competition Announced

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Were you one of the over 1100 filmmakers from 76 countries who participated in last year's 'My RØDE Reel' short film competition? Well it's back, and this year, you have a shot at over $200,000 worth of gear and have you film judged by some of the masters in short … More>>

2015 On Track For Big Box Office, Led By Avengers: Age of Ultron, Others

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) 2015 is already looking like a good year for movie theaters with early box office smash hits like Fifty Shades of Grey and American Sniper, pulling in $486.2 million and $440.7 million worldwide, respectively. And this is just the beginning of the year. Analysts … More>>

New DaVinci Resolve Makes Grading CinemaDNG Easier

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Shooting in CinemaDNG can offer some challenges when trying to color grade. Even if you're shooting with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and using DaVinci Resolve color grading utility, the workflow was not for the faint of heart, until now. That's because Blackmagic has … More>>

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