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      NAB 2016: Avid NEXIS: New Shared Storage Initiative

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few weeks ago at NAB, Avid introduced their own shared storage platform called NEXIS, and it has as it's killer feature to scale up or down on a dime. … Read More>>

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      Submissions Open For 2016 My RØDE Reel Short Film Competition

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Update: Less than a month to go -- the deadline is June 1, 2016. And Blackmagic Design has added an URSA Mini 4K to the prize pack! The annual My RØDE Reel short film competition has gone live, and submission are now open. In its third year, the largest short film competition online is upping the ante with a new category, and nearly $500,000 in prizes up for grabs. RØDE expects over 2,000 entries from 89 … Read More>>

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      Movie Review: Keanu

      Even if you don't have an affinity for the feline, Keanu is one cool cat. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) When Comedy Central's TV series Key & Peele ended its fifth and final season in 2015, fans mourned. It's understandable: While film and TV is rife with such brilliant duos as Abbot and Costello, The Blues Brothers, Cheech and Chong, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Elaine May and Mike Nichols, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jack … Read More>>

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      NAB 2016: James DeRuvo’s Best In Show

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A week of walking around the show room floor didn't reveal much in the way of game changing, innovative products. But there were some notable upgrades and accessories that deserve special mention as the best tech for this year's NAB. Here are some of my favorites. … Read More>>

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Is Doctor Who Going With A Writers Room?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When heir apparent Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall takes the keys to the TARDIS in 2018, he may shake things up pretty dramatically. No, he doesn't want to recast the Doctor (at least not officially); in fact, he's asked Peter Capaldi to stay awhile. No, what the … More>>

Avengers: Infinity War To Be Retitled, TV Characters Unlikely To Show Up

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Captain America: Civil War is hitting movie screens in North America in less than a couple of days. With that out of the way, co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo can now put all of their focus on Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1 and 2. We know that the two films … More>>

Paramount Already Developing Star Trek 4

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Trek Beyond is still several months away, but that hasn't stopped Paramount from looking to the future. According to Trek Movie, Paramount has registered the title Star Trek 4, with the Motion Picture Association of America signalling that they are confident … More>>

Vimeo Doubles Down On VOD With VHX Acquistion

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vimeo is doubling down on their game plan of providing original content through video on demand options by announcing the purchase of streaming subscription portal VHX. The move will not only expand the tools for video on demand, but give Vimeo a key mobile platform … More>>

Avid Media Composer 101, Part 23: Version 8.5 Update, Pt. 1

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In this lesson, we’re going to talk about the recent update to Avid Media Composer, the 8.5 update. The reason we need to talk abou this, is there are some changes that have happened to the interface that are important to point out. The first thing you will … More>>

Happy Star Wars Day! Young Star Wars Fans Create Plugins To Emulate Classic VFX

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've made a sci-fi film, chances are, you've been in the 7th level of visual effects hell that is rotoscoping, especially light sabers and laser blasts. But a pair of teens got some help from their VFX and filmmaker Dad Tim Dashwood to create a set of plugins … More>>

NAB 2016: Zoom Unwraps U-44 & U-24 Mobile Audio Interfaces

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the best audio companies around for indie and documentary filmmakers is Zoom. At last year's NAB Show they launched an eight-track field recorder called the Zoom F8, and this year they've gone in a slightly different direction to give us two audio interfaces … More>>

NAB 2016: Avid NEXIS: New Shared Storage Initiative

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few weeks ago at NAB, Avid introduced their own shared storage platform called NEXIS, and it has as it's killer feature to scale up or down on a dime. … More>>

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Season 6: Episodes 1 & 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If you haven't watched Game of Thrones season six, be warned that there will be massive spoilers in this review. You have been warned. Game of Thrones is now moving forward into unknown territory. While there are some story threads from the books that haven't … More>>

Terrence Malick’s IMAX Doc Voyage of Time Gets Fall Release

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Terrence Malick's IMAX documentary Voyage of Time is hitting the jumbo sized screens this fall. The Badlands director, whose latest film Knight of Cups is released in the UK this week following mixed reviews in the U.S., has been working on the picture for the past … More>>

Avid Media Composer 101, Part 22: Bins Part 4

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) One advantage you having working in list view in Avid Media Composer, as opposed to thumbnail view, is that you can use all the different clip icons to differentiate between what is a Linked to clip (for example), versus an imported/transcoded clip versus. Did … More>>

SLR Magic Creates New EF Mount Lens & Adapters

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Responding to client feedback after releasing their 50 T2.1 Cinema Prime lens, SLR Magic has announced a pair of new primes to round out their collection. And these lenses pretty cool. But that's not the really impressive part. … More>>

Prequel The First Omen In Development At Fox

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Fox is producing a prequel to The Omen in a bid to resurrect a horror icon and former box office heavyweight. Titled The First Omen, filmmaker Antonio Campos (Christine) is in advanced talks to direct the picture which will be set before the birth of the … More>>

Submissions Open For 2016 My RØDE Reel Short Film Competition

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Update: Less than a month to go -- the deadline is June 1, 2016. And Blackmagic Design has added an URSA Mini 4K to the prize pack! The annual My RØDE Reel short film competition has gone live, and submission are now open. In its third year, the largest short film … More>>

Tomb Raider Reboot: Alicia Vikander Is The New Lara Croft

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Academy award winner Alicia Vikander has landed the lead role of Lara Croft in blockbuster reboot Tomb Raider. The Swedish star will play video game icon Lara Croft taking over the role from fellow A-lister Angelina Jolie. The two previous screen adaptations of … More>>

Director Leaves The Flash Movie Over “Creative Differences”

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Seth Grahame-Smith has left Warner Bros.' The Flash project due to "creative differences." The blockbuster, which is part of the studio's huge DC Comics Cinematic Universe, is set for release in March 2018. According to THR, Grahame-Smith has left over a … More>>

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