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.

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Computers & Tablets


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are a few ways you can go when looking to give computer and tablet gifts this year. You can go with buying a brand new machine, or you can go with the upgrading of the existing one. However you're favorite filmmaker/editor rolls, here's our suggestions for … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Filmmaking Hardware


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Continuing our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Series, now we move into the big kahuna ... hardware. There are plenty of items in this list which will appeal to just about every budget and range, so saddle up and let's take a look at some of the best tools this year to give … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Filmmaking Software & Assets

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year many software and media assets are being slashed to the bone in order to get filmmakers to think about spending less on hardware this holiday and more on their digital assets. So this is our 2015 Doddle Holiday Gift List for digital tools to … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Mobile Filmmaking Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year. Time for doddleNEWS' Holiday Gift Guide series for 2015. Just like last year, we're going to start off with mobile filmmaking apps. With the release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, filmmakers now have 4K right out of the box, and the 6S Plus … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Is your favorite filmmaker wanting to delve in making virtual reality and 360° videos, there are some great holiday gifts to get them started. … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Drones


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Holidays are coming, and doddleNEWS is here to help you get a leg up on shopping with our annual Holiday Gift Guides! The Guides this year will feature special gifts for virtual reality (click here), mobile filmmaking (click here), and other great gifts for your … [Read more...]

Holiday Bundle From MacVideo: Boris Graffiti, Others 80% Off!


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Just after Thanksgiving we see some pretty insane sales on gifts, thanks to two words ... Black Friday. And for the holidays, MacVideo Promo is getting insane with a deal on a trio of software apps and service that users can add to their quivers, including Boris … [Read more...]

Felicia Day Joining MST3K Cast


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With nostalgia in overload, as the Veronica Mars feature film, Super Troopers 2, and others returned via crowdfunding, it's no surprise MST3K got onboard. Reaching the half way point, the popular science fiction movie comedy show is rapidly approaching $3 million, … [Read more...]

Amazon Announces Cloud-Based Screenwriting App

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you want to build a cache of original content for your Prime members to enjoy, you can go the traditional Hollywood method, or you can go see what else is out there and help them grow into the role. That's what Amazon Studios has been doing, working to make it … [Read more...]

Advertisers Look To Cash In On Virtual Reality, But How?


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With virtual reality and 360 degree videos (and apparently, there's a difference) becoming the cinematic flavor of the month, advertisers are looking to cash in on the trend by positioning themselves with exclusive content and sponsorships. Is there gold in those … [Read more...]

Beware Of Drone Registration Scams


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The FAA wants you to register your drone, but it doesn't want you to do it just yet. In fact, they're warning you not to ... at least for now. Why? Because there's a registration scam going on out there which could cost you some money if you fall for it. … [Read more...]

Atomos: New Open Standard Picked Up By Ikegami


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Fresh on the heals of their new Shogun Studio rack based monitor recorders, Atomos has joined forces with broadcast camera maker Ikegami to expand the toolkit of ultra high definition with an open source 4K standard based on SDI. … [Read more...]

Disney Research Changing CGI with Pair of 3D Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Disney Research never stops. Like its Imagineering cousin, the software r&d arm of the Mouse House has broken new ground with motion capture, automatic editing, and high dynamic range video capture that makes the most of what is quickly becoming the most exciting … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Announces Color Up Contest Winners

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Contests for filmmakers to show off their skills are all over the internet, and FilmConvert has gotten in on the fun with their annual Color Up Film Competion, and the winners have been announced! The competition, which is aimed at showing off your color correction … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: RØDE VideoMic Me For iPhone


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The microphone on the iPhone has gotten better, a lot better, but let's face it, it's primarily still a mobile phone microphone with noise cancellation built in. It makes it sound pretty good to making a phone call, but for shooting video, it's still not much better … [Read more...]

Don Bluth Turns To Kickstarter To Jumpstart Dragon’s Lair Movie


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If I had a dime for every quarter I put into a machine to play Dragon's Lair, I probably could make the movie. The popular video game, made by animation legend Don Bluth and his partner Gary Goldman, was hilarious, frustrating, obsessive, and completely … [Read more...]