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 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer, Sweded

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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

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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...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: Video In Text Effect – FCP X In Under 5 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In this Final Cut Pro X 101 tutorial from our friend Steve Martin over at Ripple Training, shows you how to create a video in text effect in FCP X, for titles, transitions, and more. Check it out: Special thanks to Steve and our friends at Ripple Training! Don't … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Jurassic Parks And Recreation

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It was only a matter of time before one creative editor decided to cut together the Jurassic World trailer and clips from Parks and Recreation, both of which star Chris Pratt (as Owen and Andy Dwyer, respectively). In this alternate reality, Andy from Parks and … [Read more...]

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...]

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