Here Are The Winners Of Sundance 2016


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Another year of the Sundance Film Festival has come and gone, and the winners have been announced! The award ceremonies were emceed by Taika Waititi, director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and the awards were judged by six different juries. Some of the winners … [Read more...]

Colin Trevorrow Wants To Shoot Star Wars: Episode IX In Space

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For a film about space travel, none of the past Star Wars films has ever traveled to the final frontier to shoot space on film. If director Colin Trevorrow has his way, Star Wars: Episode IX will be the first to shoot in space. During the 'Power of Story: The … [Read more...]

Avid Releases Media Composer 8.5


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Avid Media Composer is still a workhorse in the post-production world, and the company has announced they are launching a brand new update to Media Composer with version 8.5, and it comes with some great new features. This update focuses on workflow and … [Read more...]

Clive Owen Cast In Anon From Andrew Niccol


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Andrew Niccol is a director that continues to fly a bit under the radar. The director of two of my favorite films Gattaca and Lord of War, who also wrote The Truman Show, has had some missteps like S1m0ne and In Time — but even those films had an intriguing … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Episode IX To Shoot On Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Just a few days ago one of Hollywood's best cinematographer, Roger Deakins, said that film is over. With the collapsing infrastructure to support the medium and very few choices in stock, he just doesn't see it being a viable alternative to digital … [Read more...]

A New Star Wars: Episode VIII Delay? Lighting Techs Threatening to Quit

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) No sooner than we received word that Star Wars: Episode VIII was pushed back from its May 2017 release date to December, that we're now hearing it may be delayed even longer. According to the Independent, lighting technicians in Britain are threatening to quit over … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Finest Hours


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Disaster movies tend to feature larger than life characters who heroically save people. Disaster movies based on true stories tend to dwell on the charismatic leaders who heroically save people, despite the odds. Those films tend to also feature incompetent people … [Read more...]

Ricky Whittle Cast As Lead In Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The television adaptation of American Gods has been in the works for a while. Originally it was pitched to HBO but ultimately the premium cable channel wasn't satisfied with the screenplay. Fremantle Media acquired the rights to the book, and announced that … [Read more...]

Firmware 3.0 For The Sony FS7 Has Been Released


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony is definitely trying to make good on improving their current crop of cameras. Issues of noise and artifacting in the FS5 and F5 cameras have prompted the technology company to work on firmware updates for those models. That's no the only camera with a few bugs … [Read more...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Return For Conan The Conqueror


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The long awaited King Conan film may be closer than ever, star Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed to The Arnold Fans. Fans of the original film have long been awaiting this storyline, but Hollywood tried to reboot the franchise with Jason Momoa, instead. Fortunately … [Read more...]

Convergent Design Updates Firmware For Odyssey 7Q+ & Apollo

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For a limited time, the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ is on sale with a $500 discount, and to sweeten the pot, there's also a great firmware update to match. Both the Odyssey 7Q/7Q+ and the Apollo are getting some major upgrades with the 2016.01 update. The 7Q … [Read more...]

Top Gun 2: Bruckheimer Hints Talks With Tom Cruise

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The latest on the long-gestating Top Gun 2. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Hollywood studios been relying on an increasing number of established franchises and intellectual properties over the years, and they have varied degrees of success. These range from rebooting old films to properties … [Read more...]

Get Over 700 Free Resources For Final Cut Pro X


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Everyone loves free stuff, but finding said free stuff can be a frustrating hassle. For example, Final Cut Pro X has all kinds of free templates, plugins, and tutorials, but it can be tough to find the right utility. Fortunately, CoreMelt has sponsored a new … [Read more...]

Legendary Cinematographer Roger Deakins Says Film Is Dead

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When I say film is dead, you can argue that I'm wrong. When a studio head says film is dead, you can say they may understand the business, but not the tools. However, when one of the best cinematographers in the world says film is dead, then perhaps it's time to … [Read more...]

24: Legacy Casts Corey Hawkins In Lead Role

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fox Television is really into rebooting cancelled series these days — and with good reason, as The X-Files event series is dominating with huge ratings at the moment. Before that show premiered, however, Fox tripled down on that bet by announcing the return of … [Read more...]

TV Review: The X-Files — Episodes 1 & 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I wanted to review both of these episodes together, rather than separately, because The X-Files have always been a two-sided coin. You have the mythology episodes, and you have the stand-alone 'monster-of-the-week' episodes. With "My Struggle", we're … [Read more...]