About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.

Great Deal: EditShare Ultra Discounted, Starts At $6,000


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The backbone of any post-production house are their shared storage solutions. While in the past these machines tended to be large rack-mounted devices, they're now been entering lightweight desktop sizes. EditShare Ultra is one of these solutions and is now … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: ReLamp — Replace Your Halogens With LEDs


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You know when you're getting old when your more excited by simple elegant solutions for film, rather than brand new gear. Double points if it solves a problem you didn't even know you had. Enter the Visionsmith ReLamp, which was on display at this year's NAB … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: Best In Show – Brother AirScouter Heads-Up Display


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I grew up watching science fiction movies & television, reading science fiction novels, and playing science fiction games. That's made me impatient for the future to arrive, but more and more it seems that I've finally arrived. Take, for example, the Brother … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: Best In Show – Qinematiq Autofocus Pulling System


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) While this year’s NAB Show was more about upgrades, rather than brand new offerings, that doesn’t mean there weren’t any neat or cool products — it is just that you had to really go looking for them. Of all the new products I’ve seen, my hands-down … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: Thunderbolt 3 Storage Solutions Are Already Here


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the more surprising things about this year's NAB Show is how much Thunderbolt 3 is being accepted for external hard drive data transfer. Thunderbolt 3 was developed by Intel Israel last year, and uses USB Type-C connectors and they are blazing fast with its … [Read more...]

FiLMiC Pro For iOS Adds Timelapse, Portrait Filming, & More

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's extraordinary how far mobile filmmaking has come in the last few years and one of the apps at the forefront making it a reality is FiLMiC Pro. It was already a near perfect software solution to leverage the capabilities of the iPhone or iPad (and now … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: Condition One Unveils Bison, New Stereoscopic VR Camera


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) NAB 2016: Virtual reality is one of those technologies which a lot of people are incredibly excited by and yet most people are unsure what to do with it. I personally don't think that it will revolutionize filmmaking in narrative fiction but that is what made me … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: OWC Brings Thunderbolt 3 To Their Next Gen Devices


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Our resident writer James DeRuvo has described NAB Show 2016 this year as "The Dot Upgrade". The theme this year seems to be one of more refinement rather than big splashy releases. While that may not sound sexy, what we're seeing is some wonderful revisions of … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: Sony’s New Super 35mm 4K Camera, Up To 480 FPS


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) At this year's NAB Show 2016 we haven't seen too many new camera releases but that doesn't mean we haven't seen any big cameras bow into the limelight. Sony didn't wait to unwrap its brand new 4K camera, the HDC­-4800 which is a beast of a machine. This … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: Edelkrone’s StandPlus, A Tripod Killer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Edelkrone, NAB 2016: Tripods have gone through very little change over the years and why should they — they're pretty much a perfect design. Aren't they? Edelkrone didn't think so, and have announced an innovative design for the tripod called the StandPlus. … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: Never Lose Battery Power With Tether Tools Case Relay


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Tether Tools, NAB 2016: Batteries are both a blessing and a curse for DSLR photographers and videographers. They allow you to shoot anywhere away from any power outlets, but for only as long as the battery lasts. Plus, when the battery runs out of power, you have … [Read more...]

James Cameron Officially Announces Four Avatar Sequels


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One thing you can always say about James Cameron is that he goes big or he goes home. And when he goes home, it's to plan something big. After Titanic hit the screen and became a monster hit, Cameron waited 12 years before releasing Avatar, which became even more … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Confirmed, More On Avengers: Infinity War


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Captain America: Civil War premieres in less than three weeks in North America, but Marvel Studios is already looking toward the future. Doctor Strange released its first trailer, and Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is comprised of eleven films, most … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Jungle Book


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Before I start this review of The Jungle Book, I'd like to throw in a disclaimer: I would love to tell you that this film is as good or better than the original animated feature, but I can't... because I have no idea if I've ever seen it. It is possible that I … [Read more...]

Jason Statham Cast in Giant Shark Thriller MEG, Author Comments


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Everyone loves a killer shark movie, from serious thrillers like Jaws, to goofy (but financially successful) b-movies like the Sharknado series. One film that has been in development for a very long time is the adaptation of MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror by author … [Read more...]

Alden Ehrenreich Frontrunner For Star Wars: Han Solo


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently in production and the first trailer was incredible. One of the reoccurring rumors is that Han Solo will have a cameo in the film — but since he hasn't been cast yet, it seems more and more unlikely. However, according … [Read more...]