About Heath McKnight

Editor and Web Content Manager at doddleNEWS; I've been a writer for over 10 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.

Interview: Cam Winstanley, Author Of Noir Future Thriller B-spine

The cover to B-Spine (copyright Cam Winstanley; click for larger)

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Cam Winstanley is the British author of B-spine, a crazy, futuristic and neo-noir thriller that is epic and definitely a dark tale of what the future could bring. The story is about is set in 2098, and is about 'the North American Union and biotechnology isn’t … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Star Wars


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We haven't had a Friday's Funny Feature in a while, and since Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened and smashed records left and right, there have been some pretty hilarious Star Wars videos. And of course, I had to share. Have a great weekend! Undercover Kylo … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Megadeth’s Holiday Album With Jenny Lewis


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

Friday’s Funny Feature – Star Wars Edition


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) FINALLY! Three-plus years after Disney bought Lucasfilm and greenlighted Ep. VII, JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is opening! So it's appropriate that we feature some funny Star Wars videos for Friday's Funny Feature! First up is a sing-along with Jimmy … [Read more...]

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

Final Cut Pro X 4K Multicam-Magic

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...]