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.

Kickstarter Projects We Love: The Kúla

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Lens attachment turns your DSLR and smartphone into a 3D camera By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back in September, I spent a week in Iceland, a truly magical place with volcanic landscapes, aurora borealis, and some of the most charming people I have ever met. A wonderful adventure that should be … [Read more...]

RED Announces Sale on Pro Prime and Zoom Lenses

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Thanks to a surplus stock of RED Pro Prime and Zoom lenses, and lower repair forecast for the foreseeable future, RED has announced an incredible sale. … [Read more...]

$1,000 4K Video App Drops To Under $50

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Vizzywig4K Shoots, Edits, and shares UHD Video By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I have to admit, it's been a clever PR strategy. Remember that $1,000 iPhone App that promised to shoot 4K video? Well, a few weeks after lighting up the Internet with its ultra high definition capability, and its … [Read more...]

Film Gear Classifieds is Craigslist for the Film Industry

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The wife and I have a deal... If there's something new in the tech or filmmaking world I want, I have sell something old to pay for it. It's served us well over the last twenty years, and it's also kept my film closet from being cluttered with gear I don't use … [Read more...]

James Cameron: Oculus Rift Is Kind Of A Yawner

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Technology obsessed director isn't all that impressed By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Avatar Director James Cameron, who has built a career on pushing the edge of the cinematic technological envelope has a very different view when it comes to Facebook's Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset. … [Read more...]

HitFilm 3 Announced With Special Upgrade Offer

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NLE offers redesigned features including visual effects proxy By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are some who haven't bought into Adobe's cloud based video editing offers, but who still are skittish about what the future holds for Apple Final Cut Pro X. And for those just looking to cut their … [Read more...]

Did the FCC Just Pave The Way For The Apple Television?

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New Proposed rules allow for live broadcast streaming on the Internet, Could be Aereo's Salvation By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's the rumor that just refuses to die. Even though the Apple television (sometimes called 'iTV') had all but turned into vaporware, this hasn't been from technical … [Read more...]

Marvel Announces Phase 3 Line-Up

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Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange Headline Event By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was a lightning quick half hour, about as fast as it takes for Thor to ride the Bifrost to earth, but Mavel President Kevin Feige took to the stage of the El Capitan theater in Hollywood today to … [Read more...]

Aereo Loses Quest to Become Labeled Cable Company

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In hopes of keeping their dying business model on life support, Aereo went to court in the quest to be reclassified as a cable company in order to skirt around this past summer's crushing legal defeat that all but ended their broadcast-leaching TV service. Last … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS Tech – Crashing the Super Bowl

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) 2014 was a life changing year for Ryan Thomas Anderson, as his Crash the Super Bowl commercial "Time Machine" took first prize. In addition to the $1 million prize, he also spent two weeks working on the set of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. And he did it with a … [Read more...]

IMAX Sends You To Saturn with Interstellar Oculus Event

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Special Weekend Event Gives Fans Weightless Experience By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was a craft bit of PR genius, and it was also the closest I will ever come to experiencing the Zero G feeling of being in outer space. That was the experience this past weekend as IMAX, Paramount Pictures' … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review: In the Forest of the Night

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This episode is true blue Doctor Who. The Doctor seems to think the TARDIS is stuck somewhere, because he ends up in the middle of a forest, when he should have landed in Trafalgar Square in London. But when he meets up with a little girl in a red coat, who assures … [Read more...]

Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored To Be Cast As Doctor Strange

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Sherlock Star Negotiations Begin By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well the speculation has been fast and furious about Doctor Strange. Was it Joaquin Phoenix? Will it be Keanu Reeves? Maybe Matthew "alright alright alright" McConnaughy? Andy Serkis? Turns out it's none other than Benedict … [Read more...]

Film Producer Says Likability Is More Important For Crowdfunding

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Why you're making the film is what backers are interested in By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When filmmakers are creating a crowdfunding campaign for their project, they may be focusing on the wrong subject in their videos. According to a producer and crowdfunding pioneer, the why is a heck of a … [Read more...]

RED EPIC DRAGON Heading to the Final Frontier

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NASA picks 6K Epic for International Space Station By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After successfully using the Canon C500 for a documentary on comets last year, NASA has decided to expand its use of ultra high definition cinematography, with plans to send the RED EPIC DRAGON camera into space … [Read more...]

Fandor Invests In Filmmakers With Initiative

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The online distribution platform Fandor has decided to go beyond featuring independent content to funding it, with a new initiative designed to build a community of filmmakers, connect them with their audiences, and to finance their projects through crowdfunding. … [Read more...]

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