About James DeRuvo

James has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. A writer about the technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James is also an award winning film director, having garnered a Telly Award for his short film Searching for Inspiration. He's also worked as a producer of many talk radio programs in Los Angeles with topics ranging from entertainment to travel to technology.

FilmSupply: Stock Footage Portal Poised To Become The Go-To Source


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Stock footage websites are a dime a dozen, but what if you could get said footage from over 200 of the world's best filmmakers, including Shane Hurlbut and Philip Bloom, and also get it in 4K? Well, you can imagine that's how you can rocket to the top of the pyramid. … [Read more...]

CollabraCam App Turns iPhone Into A Multicamera Video Switcher


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the video quality of today's modern mobile phones reaching the point that it can darn near be broadcast quality, many believe that the future of filmmaking may lie with the mobile platform. And while that's all well and good, they're missing a new trend emerging … [Read more...]

Rampant Design Beefs Up Summer With Thousands Of Customized Effects


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Rampant Design continues to add to their drag-and-drop visual effects quiver with their Summer of Style promotion that includes a line of over 2,000 new light leaks,transitions, overlays and flashes added to an already beefy collection with which filmmakers can craft … [Read more...]

Atomos Introduces Ninja Assassin 4K Monitor-Recorder


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos is on a stripped-down kick. After having announced bare-bones versions of some of their most popular external recorders, they're now putting their Shogun field monitor/recorder on a diet and calling it the Ninja Assassin. And it is gorgeous. … [Read more...]

Panasonic Announces V-Log Pro Upgrade For GH4, Improves Dynamic Range


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I had noticed for awhile that news about the Panasonic GH4 had been a bit quiet, but this morning it came out roaring like a lion. That's because Panasonic announced today that it will be offering GH4 users the option of adding V-Log to its supported codecs. There's … [Read more...]

Rumor: Apple Looking To Get Into Original Programming


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Brace yourselves. With about a week to go until Apple's September 9th iPhone event, there's a juicy new rumor about the Apple TV, and how Cupertino may be getting into original programming as the linchpin of their rumored 25-channel streaming service. The news gives … [Read more...]

With Fan Films Like Axanar Getting More Professional, Studio Scrutiny May Be Invited


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After seeing fan films Prelude to Axanar, Star Trek Continues, and even the unauthorized Power Rangers short film starring Longmire's Katee Sackoff, one thing is abundantly clear, in my opinon: We should stop calling them "fan films." They're actually starting to … [Read more...]

Former Doctor Who Producer, David Tennant Adapting Shakespearean Comedy

Former Whovians Davies and Tennant spotted in Cardiff.

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last month, we speculated that the 10th season of the modern Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, would be shortened in 2016 due to showrunner Steven Moffat going back to 221B Baker Street for another season of Sherlock. While that may be a … [Read more...]

ReelSteady: New After Effects Plugin Makes Shaky Footage Rock Steady


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Those who are accustomed to smoothing out shaky camera footage are well versed in Adobe After Effects hallmark plugin Warp Stabilizer. It does a really good job of making handheld footage more professional. But there's a new sheriff in town, and it's called … [Read more...]

Spire, A Free 4-Track Recorder App For iPhone

Spire Four-Track Recorder app

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I've been using a variety of apps recently to do my field recording, but frankly, sometimes one of the apps gets a bit finicky, and I can't offload the recordings for a few days. That's bad if you're on deadline and need it to get your post-production work flow to … [Read more...]

Canon Introduces Two New Lenses


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to Canon glass, the camera maker is definitely pushing state of the art. This week, Lake Success introduced a pair new lenses that will make filmmakers and broadcast videographers thrilled, because of their improvements in fighting chromatic aberration … [Read more...]

Kickstarter Announces 2015 Film Festival In Theaters This Fall


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Kickstarter is having a national wide film festival. For one night only, producers of over 30 different films which were successful in raising money through Kickstarter will have their those screened at movie theaters all around the country. And the best part is, it's … [Read more...]

Apple Confirms iPhone Event, Hints Deeper Siri Integration


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One tech reporter said last week that the closer we get to an iPhone announcement, the more accurate the rumors seem to be, and that all starts off with the date of the event itself. The rumors had said that it would likely be in early September - which is not that … [Read more...]

Turn Your iPad Into A Post-Production Tool With These Apps

iPad NLE

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you have an iPad lying around, and you need an excuse to use it for something other than updating Facebook, why not turn it into an editing tool for cutting your next feature? Check out this cool list of apps that can do just that. … [Read more...]

Get A Great Bargain On C-Stands


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Are you looking for a great deal on budget lighting equipment in general and especially C-Stands, AliExpress has them on sale right now for under $200, and they come complete with just about everything a C-Stand needs to be useful. … [Read more...]

Updated: Blackmagic Event In Burbank Featuring Blair Witch Filmmaker


Update: The Fusion 8 public beta is now available. You can download it here. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) So I was able to get out of my office today and head down to beautiful, downtown Burbank (well, near the airport anyway) and attend Blackmagic's L.A./Burbank event, where I was able to … [Read more...]

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