About Heath McKnight

Web Content Manager and Writer at Doddle; I've been a writer for over 8 years, and a producer/director/editor in film and video for over 16 years. I've written for TopTenREVIEWS, Digital Media Net, Videomaker and other sites and magazines, plus I frequently blog about Final Cut Pro X.

Friday’s Funny Feature – Big Birdman

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With the Oscars and accolades for Michael Keaton and Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, it was only a matter of time before there were spoofs. And the best one I've seen so far is from Sesame Street called Big Birdman. Enjoy your weekend! … [Read more...]

Oscars 2015: The Winners


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The 2015 Oscars was very interesting, especially with Neil Patrick Harris as the host, in that not one movie truly dominated the awards, but they were spread out pretty well. Unlike last year, where won Best Director for Gravity, and 12 Years A Slave won Best … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Best Picture 2015: The Song

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Filmmaker and YouTuber Dustin McLean put together a little video for the Best Picture 2015 nominations, as we are just a couple of days away from The Oscars. What movie do you think will win Best Picture? Have a great weekend! Hat tip: Dustin McLean … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: 10 Things Missing – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Today's Final Cut Pro X 101 is from our friends at Ripple Training, and Steve Martin lays out 10 things he'd love to see in FCP X. Watching the video had me nodding my head, and while Apple keeps adding killer features (and overall software fixes) with each update … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: 20 Love Songs In 20 Styles – Valentine’s Day

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A special Valentine's Day edition of Friday's Funny Feature By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Meet Anthony Vincent of 10 Second Songs. This talented singer will take a specific song, and every 10 seconds, he'll change the style. For example, he recently took Linkin Park's In The End, and sung it … [Read more...]

Deadpool Opens In One Year, Here’s A Tease

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In one year, on Friday February 12, 2016, we're finally getting a Deadpool movie! After X-Men Origins: Wolverine screwed the character up (played as well as possible by Ryan Reynolds), and Fox shelved the film around 2011, we're finally getting an … [Read more...]

Last Knights Trailer, With Clive Owen And Morgan Freeman

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It looks like the long-in-limbo film Last Knights with Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman, from director Kazuaki Kiriya (Goemon), is finally going to get released. You may recall the 2004 film King Arthur with Owen, which was a huge bomb for Disney and Jerry … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: Controlling Your Auditions – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In Final Cut Pro X, you can use Auditions to try easily out different takes and angles of your footage, without having to manually add them in; Final Cut Pro X allows you to select clips and 'audition' them in your timeline. But there can be an issue with it... If … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: Slo-Mo Mojo – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In this Final Cut Pro X tutorial, our friend Steve Martin over at Ripple Training shares his "killer recipe" to achieve Hollywood-style slow motion. You'll need to shoot in a higher frame rate to begin with. In his example, he filmed a sea turtle under water at 60p, … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Simpsons Pixels & Saved By The Bell Reunion


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It's Friday, which means it's time for Friday's Funny Feature! This week, with the nasty weather in the northeast and midwest, I decided it's time for a two-fer, featuring The Simpsons redone in pixels, and Jimmy Fallon's Saved By The Bell reunion. Have a great … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101 – Preserving Clip Attributes – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In this Final Cut Pro X tutorial, Steve Martin shows you how to preserve clip attributes. We've all been there, working on an edit, specifically a clip, doing color correction, resizing, etc. Then you realize you need to swap out the clip with a different take, due … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Key & Peele – East/West Bowl 3 – Pro Edition

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Key & Peele have a Super Bowl special premiering tonight, and they've released the lineup for the East/West Bowl 3 - Pro Edition, which is Friday's Funny Feature. Have a great weekend, and enjoy the big game! (Might be slightly NSFW.) Key & Peele's Super … [Read more...]

The Fantastic Four Trailer Debuts!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) After months of, well, nothing, plus rampant speculation that there could be major problems, 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have debuted The Fantastic Four trailer, and it's pretty hard science fiction, in my opinion! Take a look: Our own resident geek … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer, Sweded


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Despite coming in as the second-most viewed in 2014 (50 Shades of Grey took the number one spot), the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was still a major hit, coming about a year from the December 18, 2015 release date. While everyone scrutinized it (and felt … [Read more...]

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Screenwriter Steve Alten Talks VOSTOK, MEG: SPECIAL EDITION


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) New York Times best-selling author and screenwriter Steve Alten sits down with doddleNEWS to discuss a pair of new books coming out, a 20th anniversary special edition of his first novel, MEG, which was completely revised and updated, and combines the prequel MEG: … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Terminator Genisys Trailer – Paradox Edition

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This enterprising fan decided to recut the Terminator Genisys trailer to see how the time stream changes with the new movie. As you know, it looks like Terminator Genisys will have some sort of alternate timeline of the first set of films. Have a great … [Read more...]

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