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 – Megadeth’s Holiday Album With Jenny Lewis

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We ran this last year, but it's so funny, I decided it needs to come back again. Famous thrash-metal band Megadeth have released a Holiday album, just in time for Christmas! And it features singer/actress Jenny Lewis. Enjoy your weekend! … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How It Should Have Ended Bonus Bundle

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I love the cartoons from our friends over at How It Should Have Ended, and the first one I saw was how the original Superman with Christopher Reeve should've ended. I run them as Friday's Funny Features, from time to time, and I discovered they sometimes have unused … [Read more...]

Insane New Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, and director George Miller have released a new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, and I have to say, it's utterly insane, quirky, explosive... I'm running out of adjectives, so take a look at this big budget road chase movie (more … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: One Fade to Rule Them All – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Today's Final Cut Pro X tutorial involves quickly adding a fade to a stack of video and graphics. This is a real time saver! When I was working full-time as a video editor a few years ago, we would work on many different corporate videos, and in Final Cut Pro, … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: Surgical Sound Removal – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Today's Final Cut Pro X 101 tutorial is another in the Under 5 Series, and talks about removing unwanted sound in FCP X. Sometimes, it's hard to control the location we're filming at, and sometimes a perfect take can have some unwanted noise. Ripple Training's Steve … [Read more...]

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

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Since last week's debut of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, fans have downloaded the preview tens of millions of times. And it was only a matter of time before it got remixed with some hilarious results. Friday's Funny Feature this week is all about the … [Read more...]

New James Bond Film Titled SPECTRE!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In a live press conference, James Bond 24 producers and director Sam Mendes have announced the new title ahead of production starting next week, SPECTRE! Here's a teaser video via the official James Bond Twitter account: The 24th James Bond 007 film is … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: MXF Import And Export – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Apple released an update to Final Cut Pro X, now at version 10.1.4, and on the surface it appears to be a minor one: It offers a couple of new features and  some bug fixes, but the tech giant added native MXF support, and that's important. As such, our friends … [Read more...]

Update! Check Out The Terminator Genisys Motion Poster, Teaser Preview!

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Update: The teaser to the trailer has been released! By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Mixed reactions is one way to put it when it comes to the new Terminator Genisys film coming out next year, along with two potential sequels. While Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as an aging Terminator, there is … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X Updated To 10.1.4, Adds Native MXF Support

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Apple has released an update to Final Cut Pro X, and along with general bug fixes, it adds native MXF import, editing, and exporting. To work with that, you'll need the Pro Video Formats 2.0 software update. Here are the entire features and bug fixes in Final Cut … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Heath McKnight Director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm have finally released the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, and it's pretty cool, albeit brief! I've been waiting just over 2 years, after Disney announced they were buying Lucasfilm and greenlighting Star Wars: Episode VII! I … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How Guardians of the Galaxy Should Have Ended

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Before you ask, "Is nothing sacred?", this is a pretty funny cartoon from the team behind How It Should Have Ended! Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the best films of 2014, and director James Gunn and Marvel Studios really knocked it out of the park. The world … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – All About That Base, Star Wars Parody

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) As we start to count down to the final year-plus until we get a new live-action Star Wars film, the creative dudes and dudettes over at Nerdist have already started a funny new wave of parodies with All About That Base, which is an obvious -- and fairly creative -- … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Teaser Should Have Ended

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Following the leak two weeks ago, Marvel released the official first Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, and it didn't take long for the 'How It Should Have Ended' guys to come up with something hilarious, called How The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Teaser Should … [Read more...]

Breaking News: The Star Wars: Episode VII Title Is…

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) JJ Abrams and his cast and crew recently finished shooting on Star Wars: Episode VII, though they had a big wrap party earlier, and we FINALLY have the title of the film. No, it's not The Ancient Fear, but it's... Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force … [Read more...]

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