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 – Katniss vs. Hermione Rap Battle


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Two of the biggest literary and cinematic franchises in the past 15+ years has been Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Though Harry's last film was in 2011, we're getting a sequel stage play and next year, a prequel movie in Fantastic Beasts. With The Hunger Games, … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – SPECTRE Deleted Scene


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With SPECTRE opening today (read our review here), it's only appropriate that Friday's Funny Feature has a deleted scene from the movie, as James Bond (Daniel Craig) tries to rent a car from a hapless clerk (Stephen Colbert, in an award winning role). Have a great … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Michael Dell, A Parody Of The Steve Jobs Movie


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In 1997, Michael Dell famously said of Apple, if he were CEO, "What would I do? I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." We know how that turned out. With Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs opening, it seemed appropriate that this … [Read more...]

Adobe MAX 2015: Adobe Syncs Mobile & Desktop For Workflows


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) During day one of Adobe MAX, we saw some cool new features that promise to sync up your post-production workflow anytime inspiration strikes. Powered by their new Creative sync platform, mobile and desktop have never gotten along as good. And it's going to get … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Honest Trailer – Avengers: Age Of Ultron


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Avengers: Age of Ultron opened back in early May, and we've already had a two-parter How It Should Have Ended (see both here), and now that the mega-sequel is on digital download and Blu-ray, our friends over at Screen Junkies present to us, Honest Trailer: … [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 – Drive Thru Food Fight With Joe Theismann

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With football in full swing, the hilarious host of The Late Late Show, James Corden (who we've featured before on Friday's Funny Feature), has done two skits for Thursday Night Football. Last night's was very funny with Drive Thru Food Fight With Joe Theismann. Have … [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 – Honest Trailers: Furious 7


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Furious 7 is now available in a special extended edition Blu-ray and digital download, so it's appropriate for Friday's Funny Feature to have the Honest Trailer from our friends at Screen Junkies. Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Bat Blood: Batman V Superman / Bad Blood Parody


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With rumors that WB wants more Dark Knight and less Man of Steel in Batman V Superman, our friends over at How It Should Have Ended came up with Bat Blood, a parody of Dawn of Justice and the Taylor Swift song, Bad Blood. There's a lot of pop culture movie and TV … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Everyone’s Upstairs Neighbor


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We've all had that neighbor, the ones who live above us and might be a little bit too loud. In Friday's Funny Feature, from Above Average, Everyone's Upstairs Neighbor features a couple who take sound seriously. Have a great and safe weekend! … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: How To Track Color Corrections In FCP X


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In this Final Cut Pro X tutorial, our friends at MacBreak Studio, led by Mark Spencer and Sam Mestman, show how to track color corrections via TrackX and Color Finale. Take a look: As always, thanks to Mark and MacBreak Studio (Ripple Training), and Sam! Check … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Jurassic World In 90 Seconds, With LEGOs


By Heath McKnight Jurassic World is back in IMAX theaters, and what better time than now to unleash Jurassic World in 90 Seconds, With LEGOs from Brotherhood Workshop. Have a great weekend! Hat tip: /Film … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Chuck Norris Vs. Street Fighter

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Chuck Norris jokes and memes have been all the rage for over a decade, and I saw this the other day on Facebook, Chuck Norris vs. Street Fighter. Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Fantastic Four, The Honest Trailer & Trailer Mashup


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The troubled Fantastic Four reboot opens today (read our review here), but Friday's Funny Feature takes a look at the 2005 film (and the 2007 Silver Surfer sequel). As a bonus, I have a mashup of the new trailer and the horrible Roger Corman early 1990s Fantastic … [Read more...]

Deadpool: Finally A Trailer Sneak Peek That’s Worth Watching!


By Heath McKnight We post up trailer previews, you know, the 30-second sneak peeks that drop a day before the full trailer of an anticipated movie premieres. And like you, we do get kind of tired of these 15- to 30-second previews, but they still show some fun stuff. So we'll keep posting them … [Read more...]