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 – Lost Star Wars Scene

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I always knew there must've been some missing scenes from the original Star Wars, and now we have proof, thanks to filmmaker Dustin McLean. Finally, the Lost Star Wars Scene! Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

Tesla unveils all-wheel drive Model S, ‘autopilot’ features

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By Nichola Groom - HAWTHORNE Calif. (Reuters) Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations. The company also said it will roll out an all-wheel drive option of the … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Carol Burnett and Jimmy Fallon’s Tense Soap Opera

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Carol Burnett is one of my all-time comediennes and actresses, and her show was a staple in my house growing up. Recently, she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and he reminded her of their tense, but short-lived soap opera, Tensions, which ran in … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Tiny Detectives, With Kate Mara And Ellen Page

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With casting on True Detective season 2 shaping up, and fans not quite happy with some of the choices, Funny or Die has taken it upon themselves to introduce the world to the Tiny Detectives, with Kate Mara and Ellen Page, and that's Friday's Funny Feature. Have a … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Should Have Ended


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It seems a lot of fans and critics weren't happy with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and even star Andrew Garfield has taken studio Sony to task. The How It Should Have Ended guys have now taken on the movie with How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Should Have Ended … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: FCP X In Under 5 Minutes – Magnetic Music Editing

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In part two of Steve Martin and Ripple Training's Final Cut Pro X In Under 5 Minutes, Steve walks us through taking music for a video project, and using FCP X's Magnetic Timeline to edit the music down to fit the video. These FCPX In Under 5 Minutes are terrific … [Read more...]

Netflix tells Canada regulator it shouldn’t subsidise ‘old media’

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By Alastair Sharp - TORONTO (Reuters) Online video streaming service Netflix Inc told Canada's broadcast regulator on Friday that it opposes paying to support "old media" and its own commercial interests and market dynamics were enough to ensure it distributed Canadian content. The submissions … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer – Homemade

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Sweding movies and their trailers is a lot of fun, and I've seen some hilarious spoofs of late, and our friends over at CineFix have produced a good one... Mad Max: Fury Road - Homemade, which is Friday's Funny Feature. The original trailer follow. Have a great … [Read more...]

New The Judge Trailer, With Robert Downey Jr. And Robert Duvall

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) After yesterday's tease by star Robert Downey Jr. (hey I wasn't the only one who thought it would be related to The Avengers: Age of Ultron), today, RDJ and Warner Bros. have released a new trailer for his fall Oscar hopeful, The Judge. Take a look: I think both … [Read more...]

Update: Robert Downey Jr.’s Surprise: New The Judge Trailer

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Update: It made sense that we'd speculate an Avengers 2 trailer, but it also makes sense Robert Downey Jr.'s surprise is the new trailer for The Judge, which he stars and co-produced with his wife, Susan. Here's the link to view the new trailer. By Heath McKnight Robert Downey Jr., who is a … [Read more...]

U.S. court throws out VirnetX $368 million patent award versus Apple


By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million (226 million pounds) in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet. Shares of VirnetX … [Read more...]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Trailer

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We've finally gotten a full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and it's pretty good. Following right on the footsteps of Catching Fire, the trailer is explosive and full of surprises. Take a look: A friend of mine wanted me to watch the first … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Honest Trailers: Godzilla

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By Heath McKnight Gareth Edwards' Godzilla was a bit divisive with audiences; our own Danny F. Santos loved it, while I thought they teased too much, there wasn't enough Godzilla, and was kinda boring (I loved Pacific Rim). Well, it did well enough at the box office that there will be a Godzilla … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Toy Wars

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This Friday's Funny Feature is for all the Dads out there, the geeky ones who may have grown up in the 80s and 90s, when amazing Saturday morning cartoons and wild, overactive imaginations reigned supreme. From filmmaker Andrew McMury, his Toy Wars is all about two … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: FCP X In Under 5 Minutes – Ken Burns On Steroids

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By Heath McKnight Our friends over at Ripple Training have a new series, Final Cut Pro X in Under 5 Minutes, and it's worth sharing Steve Martin's first Final Cut Pro X tutorial, Ken Burns On Steroids: I'll post up more videos very soon! As always, special thanks to Steve and Ripple … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Superman, Lois Lane, Homer Simpson Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) By now, you have probably done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, donating $10 to research after an icy bath, or $100 to avoid the chill. Either way, it's a fun event to help a worthy charity! And now, there are some great, hilarious ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, featuring … [Read more...]

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