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A Geek’s Reaction To The Batman V Superman Trailer

Batman

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer is set to premiere this Monday in IMAX, but, unfortunately for Warner Bros., a Portuguese version of the trailer from Brazil leaked out onto the internet, and it was awful, as it was recorded with a video camera. I … [Read more...]

Updated: Seth Rogen Confirms Dominic Cooper Cast As Preacher

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Updated: Seth Rogen has taken to Twitter to confirm that Howard Stark himself, Dominic Cooper will be playing the Preacher, Jesse Custer. We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gonna save our souls. #Preacher — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015 We'll … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Disney bought Lucasfilm in late 2012, and announced a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, I'll admit, I was cautious, but optimistic about the idea of three new films, but I figured it couldn't be worse than the prequels. We've all heard rumors and seen some of the … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: A Look At Zoom’s 8-Track Field Recorder

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Zoom is a company that primarily services the music industry but was co-opted by the film industry right at the beginning of the DSLR revolution. The Zoom H4n became a work-around the fact that DSLRs did not come with XRL inputs (balanced or otherwise), or the … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Tiffen Releases New DFX Digital Filter Suite

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Tiffen Company introduced a new fourth version of their Tiffen DFX digital filter suite this week at NAB 2015. The suite has won multiple awards, and this brand new version introduces brand new filters, processes, and tools, while also introducing improvements … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: ABC & Disney To Revolutionize TV, Goes Completely Cloud-Based

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It was only a matter of time before television started moving from a hardware/SDI based infrastructure to a software based IP and cloud one. This year at NAB Show 2015, Disney / ABC Television Group revealed a collaboration with Imagine Communications to move its … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: AJA Offers To Lend Filmmakers CION Camera For Free

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) AJA made the leap to cinema cameras last year at NAB 2014 with its CION camera, a solid 4K camera, whose firmware was updated for this year's conference. One of my favorite features of this camera is the ability to wirelessly connect several cameras to a Macbook, … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: JVC’s LS300 Super 35 4K Entry-Level Camera For $4K

JVC LS300

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The democratization of Super 35mm 4K cameras is now fully underway, and JVC has quite a nice camera on it's hands with the GY-LS300. The camera was announced last November, and we got a good look at it here at NAB 2015 at the JVC booth. Of course, the camera … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: 5-In-1 Portable Camera Dolly System

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Being at The NAB Show is like being a kid in a candy store: You can't go five feet without coming across new 3-axis gimbals, or new drones -- and there are so many drones this year, that they gave it its own pavilion. But as you walk the show floor, every so … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Avid Releases New Hardware, Software Solutions

Avid NAB 2015

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Avid has been fighting to retake ground lost to more affordable media software solutions. Media Composer is still the standard when it comes to major Hollywood films, but lagged behind in certain innovations. Let's be honest here, and reflect on the fact that the … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: The Future Of Drone Laws For Commercial Use In The U.S.

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In the past few years, two huge game changers have appeared on the scene: DSLR video cameras, and the use of drones for video capture. Any revolutionary technology comes a wide array of questions, and none more so than the commercial use of drones. Some … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Marvel’s Daredevil – Season One

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Daredevil is a very hard superhero to describe, because when you come right down to it, he's a blind man who can 'see.' The truth of the matter is that he's also an incredibly well-trained fighter, and the senses he has left are so attuned, that he can tell what … [Read more...]

Free LiveGrade Air iOS App To Help Color Grade

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've always had a very soft spot for technology and how to integrate it into my life. I like to keep abreast of what's up-and-coming in the mobile world, whether for filmmaking or otherwise. Pomfort has released a new free color correction app for iOS that will … [Read more...]

Official First Look At The Thing From Fantastic Four

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's a lot that still remains shrouded in mystery about Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, including a majority of the plot. We still haven't seen what Mr. Fantastic's powers look like, or even what Doctor Doom looks like at all -- but at least we now know what The … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces Awesome Premiere Pro CC Updates Ahead Of NAB 2015

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I learned how to edit on Adobe Premiere Pro back in the day before switching to Final Cut Pro (with some Avid Media Composer thrown in for good measure). It felt like a graduation from a Fisher Price editing suite to a more mature suite -- that is until Final Cut … [Read more...]

How to Cut The Cord and Still Watch Cable

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've been talking about cutting the cord for more than a decade with my friends, long before it was technically feasible. Of course, I assumed it would be more about purchasing a television episode or season online, and then downloading rather than streaming, but … [Read more...]

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