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.

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...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Pizza Farm With Nick Offerman

Pizza Farm With Nick Offerman

By Heath McKnight Friday's Funny Feature this week: Everyone wants their kid to eat healthy, so why not visit the Pizza Farm, starring Nick Offerman (from Funny or Die). As a bonus, you can see the hilarious Ron Swanson vs. Food, where you see Ron in all his eating glory. Have a great … [Read more...]

Compressor 101: Assigning Default Locations & Presets In Compressor

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) When working in Compressor 4.2, there are some actions that can be repetitive, such as locations and presets. Brian Gary from Ripple Training shows how you can skip an extra step: Special thanks as always to our friends at Ripple Training! Check out our growing … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How Jurassic World Should Have Ended


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Jurassic World sitting comfortably in the number 3 worldwide box office spot (and will pass The Avengers soon for the #3 spot in North America), and word of Jurassic World 2 opening June 22, 2018, what better time than now to check out How Jurassic World … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Ant-Man As 1950s Monster Movie

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Ant-Man is out now from Marvel Studios, and wraps up Phase Two (read our review here). Friday's Funny Feature this weekend asks the question, what if Ant-Man came out in the 1950s as a monster movie, complete with a Vincent Price introduction? It comes courtesy … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2015: New Batman V Superman Trailer!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) During the DC Comics and Warner Bros. Comic-Con 2015 panel in Hall H, director Zack Snyder revealed the new trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice! Take a look: This looks a lot better than the first Batman V Superman trailer, with plenty of action and … [Read more...]

Rumor: Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow To Direct Star Wars: Episode IX?

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Comic-Con 2015 in full swing, and Lucasfilm and Disney preparing for their Star Wars presentation, a new rumor is making the rounds that the studios, along with producer Kathleen Kennedy, will announce that Jurassic World's helmer Colin Trevorrow is directing … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Iron Man

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Comic-Con 2015 in full swing, I figure it's perfect to go back to the movie that started it all for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man! You may recall that the film made a huge splash at Comic-Con 2007, when it was a complete unknown if the then-new Marvel … [Read more...]

Compressor 101: Sharing Custom Presets

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Compressor 4.2 is Apple's go-to app to encode your video projects to different devices and web-friendly formats, and it works great with Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.2. In this Compressor tutorial from our friends at Ripple Training, you'll learn how to share the … [Read more...]

The History Of The Terminator Movies [Video]

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By Heath McKnight With Terminator Genisys opening (read our review here), our friends over at JoBlo.com have created a cool tribute to the four Terminator movies, a history, really. They feature the classic first two films from James Cameron, Terminator (which launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature (On Thursday): Terminator – How It Should End

Terminator - How It Should End

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This week's Friday's Funny Feature is landing on a Thursday, since we're taking off for the 4th of July weekend! With Terminator Genisys opening (read our review here), and softly rebooting the series (a la 2009's Star Trek and Jurassic World), it seemed appropriate … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How Avengers: Age Of Ultron Should Have Ended

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By Heath McKnight Avengers: Age of Ultron was a fun film (read our review here), but it was DENSE. So of course, our friends at How It Should Have Ended have their own 2-part take on how the ending should've happened. Have a great weekend! Part 1: Part 2: … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: Enhance Your Skies

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In today's Final Cut Pro X tutorial, Ripple Training's Steve Martin shows you how to enhance the skies in your footage by using a Color Mask and Final Cut Pro X's Color Board. Sometimes the blue skies in your video clips need a little punch-up, and Steve shows you … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: Multi-Take Voiceovers

Final Cut Pro X Multi-Take-VO

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In this Final Cut Pro X tutorial, our friend Steve Martin from Ripple Training walks us through easily recording and editing multiple voiceover tracks in Final Cut Pro X. As always, special thanks to Steve and Ripple Training! Please check out all of our Final … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Terminator Prank

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator Genisys is opening in under 2 weeks, and he's teaming up again with the cool charity site Omaze to help out the Afternoon All-Stars to offer a chance to win a trip to the premiere of the film (click here to donate and enter to … [Read more...]

Jurassic World 3D Review

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Just to get it out of the way: This isn’t a review of Jurassic World; make sure you read Danny F. Santos’ review. I’m writing a review of the 3D conversion of the film, which was performed by the same company who did the excellent 3D conversion of Jurassic … [Read more...]

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