Force Friday! Get Your Own BB-8 From Star Wars: The Force Awakens & More!


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm not much of a collector but I. WANT. ONE. BB-8 is the droid that instantly captured the hearts and minds of Star Wars fans in a way that hasn't happened since the original trilogy introduced us to R2-D2. And this is all with only seeing a few shots of the … [Read more...]

Marvel Cancels Creative Committee; Kevin Feige Consolidates Control Over Films


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios has had an extraordinary track record at the box office. They've produced hit after hit since the original Iron Man in 2008, and even the less successful films are still a hit in their own right. But the MCU's track record in regards to diversity … [Read more...]

Editing 101: The Art of Cutting – Where to Start

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You've heard the old saying that a film is written three times: First as a screenplay, then during production, and again when it's been edited. It's easy to find tons of information on how to write a screenplay or direct a film (I should know, I've written a lot on … [Read more...]

Hulu Offers Commercial-Free Subscription; Signs Deal With Epix


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back in July, we heard murmurs from Hulu that they was exploring the possibility of offering a commercial-free subscription plan, and now they've officially made that a reality. Hulu already offers a premium service called Hulu-Plus, with limited commercials, at … [Read more...]

Canon Announces New Compact Mirrorless Camera: The EOS M3

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Canon has announced the brand new EOS M3, an extremely compact, interchangeable lens still camera with video capability. It fuses a DSLR system with a small and lightweight camera body, and a hefty 24.2 megapixel sensor. The camera boasts a new 49-point Hybrid … [Read more...] Offers Cloud-Based Video Collaboration

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Video editors and producers can collaborate online with LookAt By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm going to give you a brief sneak peek behind-the-scenes here at doddleNEWS: I live in Toronto, while my editor lives in Florida. We've met outside of the internet in a real-life "meetspace," but … [Read more...]

Edelkrone QuickReleaseONE: Universal Quick Release For Tripod Plates


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You know what I love? Elegant solutions to problems I didn't even know I had; enter Edelkrone QuickReleaseONE which is being billed as the world's first and only quick release solution. If you work in a lot of small camera packages, inevitably you've come across … [Read more...]

Michael Shannon Responds To Zod Rumors In Batman V Superman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the weirdest rumors to come out of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is that Michael Shannon will be reprising his role as General Zod; except this time the actor had to wear flipper prosthetics on his hands. The source … [Read more...]

Robert Rodriguez To Celebrate El Marichi’s 25th Anniversary With Another $7,000 Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back in 1992, just as the independent film scene was about to explode, a then unknown Robert Rodriguez premiered El Mariachi, an action film about a mariachi who's mistaken as a hitman, that was made for about $7,000. The film launched Rodriguez's career, and 25 … [Read more...]

Wes Craven’s Top 5 Influential Films Of His Career


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Cinema took a massive blow with Wes Craven passing away over the weekend. The master of horror films has left an iconic 40 year body of work, many of which became influential on the generations that followed. He helped redefine the genre of horror, and used it … [Read more...]

Matrox To Showcase New Products At IBC 2015

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) IBC's annual conference and exhibition is just around the corner beginning on September 10th. Matrox will be there showcases some new goodies which includes a broadcast streaming and recording device, a multi-camera recording app as well as a suite of developer … [Read more...]

Watch: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Behind-The-Scenes Video

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every time Starz releases a new bit of footage from the upcoming Ash Vs. Evil Dead series, I get extremely giddy! This is a series that is as old as I am and is the yardstick by which I measure the entire comedy/horror genre. Ash Vs. Evil Dead picks up where … [Read more...]

Is Man Of Steel 2 On “Permanent Hold” At Warner Bros?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'll give Warner Bros. credit for taking the time between Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice to try and really figure out what they're going to do with their shared universe. Whether they're successful or not is another story, but right now, … [Read more...]

Horror Icon Wes Craven Passes Away At 76

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A titan of the horror genre has passed away, as Wes Craven succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 76. He was a legend of the genre, having spearheaded both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises. There are few directors who can be called masters of … [Read more...]

First Look At Michael Fassbender In Assassin’s Creed


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Video games are a rich source for film adaptations even though they generally don't work out well on the big screen. One of the games that has been slowly making the transition to live action is Ubisoft's popular Assassin's Creed. The film has gone through starts … [Read more...]

Galaxy Quest Television Series Being Developed For Amazon Prime

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I grew up on Star Trek, so when Galaxy Quest premiered in 1999, I thought it was one of the funniest films ever. I was lucky enough to catch an early screening of it, with a theater full of what I assumed were Star Trek fans, who had a riot of a time. It has been … [Read more...]