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 – Every Tom Hanks Movie in 7 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This one is really great: CBS's new The Late Late Show With James Corden recently did a fantastic and funny celebration of every Tom Hanks movie, with James and Tom Hanks himself! It's all live (to tape), and just made me smile and laugh, and I love how into it Tom … [Read more...]

Maggie Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger In An Unexpected Zombie Film

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) When I first heard Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to be in Maggie, a zombie film, I first thought it would be a wham-bam-kablam action film. Once I dug deeper, I realized this was going to be something different... An Arnold film that shows him stepping out of his … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Super Cafe: And The Reboot Goes To

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It's been a while since I ran a hilarious video from our friends at How It Should Have Ended, and today they're poking fun at all the super heroes getting a reboot these days, including Spider-Man going to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's pretty funny, and … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: Spooky Jump Cuts – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In this Final Cut Pro X 101 tutorial, you'll learn how to create effectively scary jump cuts, perfectly suited for editing your horror movie masterpiece, particularly with Final Cut Pro X's Jump Cut at Markers retiming command. This comes courtesy of our friends … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Office Space, Now With THE Michael Bolton

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Office Space completely disappeared when it opened January 1999 (I actually saw it that weekend), but the Mike Judge-directed film went on to become arguably the greatest cult film ever. That are so many quotable lines, hilarious moments, great characters, but one … [Read more...]

San Andreas Trailer: The Rock Vs. Earthquakes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) has a few projects coming out this year, including the insane Furious 7 and his Ballers TV series. Another film that may have slipped past movie lovers' radar is his Irwin Allen-style film, San Andreas, when a mag-9 earthquake tears apart … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X: 4K Multicam Magic – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With the news that Will Smith's latest film Focus was edited with Final Cut Pro X, Apple's seminal NLE has stepped up to the major feature film level. In this Final Cut Pro X 101 tutorial, our friend Steve Martin of Ripple training shows us how to use 4K footage to … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Bob Barker vs. Adam Sandler, Pt. 2! [NSFW]

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It was one of the funniest brawls, Bob Barker vs. Adam Sandler in the classic 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore. And now, nearly 20 years later, Bob and Adam are at it again, but for a great cause, to help support autism programs. This is part of Comedy Central's Night of … [Read more...]

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...]

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