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 REVIEWS: RODE NT-USB Microphone


Written by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're looking for a solid voice over or podcast microphone for studio work, and by studio work I mean going into your closet and laying down a view voice-over tracks on the cheap, then the RØDE NT-USB microphone is definitely for you. Not only can you … [Read more...]

Apple Announces iMac with 5K Retina Display

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5K Ultra High Definition Screen Sharpest in the World By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Once Apple's "It's Been Way Too Long" event got going, we heard some very exciting news about iMac. That's because Apple is now shipping a 27-inch iMac with Retina display, that provides one of the sharpest … [Read more...]

Apple’s Way Too Long Event As It Happened

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was by far the slowest Apple Event in my memory, leading me to wonder if "it's been too long" referred to the event itself, and not what products they were going to announce. In fact, it was about 40-45 minutes into the event, which Apple executives talking about … [Read more...]

Apple Accidentally Leaks Official Specs for New iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3


Touch ID arrives By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On the eve of Apple's "It's Been Too Long" announcement, Cupertino has done a silly thing... it leaked the specs to the latest iPad devices set to be announced tomorrow, purely by mistake. The specs detail the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, and brings … [Read more...]

The GaffGun: Not Sexy, But It Sure Is Useful


GaffGun llows taping down of cables and wires in a heartbeat By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the best things I have sitting in my office is a shipping tape gun. It makes sealing a package so much simpler, and lightning quick. One run across and you have your entire box ready to ship, with … [Read more...]

Celtx Script for iPad on Sale in App Store


$1.99 for Mobile Version til Thursday By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you act today, or at least tomorrow, you can pick up Celtx Script for the iPad $1.99 in the iTunes App Store. It's my favorite script writing program and it syncs directly with Celtx Script in the cloud. And with the money … [Read more...]

Canon Faces Black Eye As Director Says Campaign Based On His Life Story

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When I reported that Canon's “See Impossible” campaign essentially was telling shooters to stop complaining about the company's camera development, and start shooting, I was kind of poking fun at the company for not only resting on their laurels and not wanting … [Read more...]

Toyota Uses Every Single Camera Trick In Ad


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In what seems to be a filmmaker's love letter to his craft, a Toyota Corolla commercial pays tribute to the exploding technological world of cinemtography by using just about every camera tool in the book to shoot it. From GoPros (on a turtle no less) to Octocopters, … [Read more...]

Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Competition Is Back


2014 Winners will work for Universal Pictures plus earn a cool million dollars By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're ready for some football, then you know it's also time for the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl competition. The annual contest, invites filmmakers to submit an ad featuring their … [Read more...]

Final Season of VGHS Premieres Online Today

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All three seasons of Freddie Wong's Series financed by crowdfunding By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today is the premiere of the final season of Freddie Wong's groundbreaking web series VGHS, which will start out with all your favorite characters being split apart by sore feelings, busy … [Read more...]

Netflix to Charge Extra for 4K Streaming


$3 Ultra High Defintition Premium By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Here it is. The beginning of the new era of tiered streaming access. Netflix announced Friday that it will be charging customers an additional $3 for 4K streaming of shows, like House of Cards, reruns of Breaking Bad, and the … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review: Mummy on the Orient Express


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This week's review of Doctor Who is for episode 8, Mummy on the Orient Express, and harkens to the classic Agatha Christie novel, but in space. Yes, that's right, in space. It starts with a passenger on the Orient Express, coming face-to-face with an ancient curse. A … [Read more...]

Nielsen Admits to Serious Errors in Ratings Reporting


The last 6-8 months have been moderately inaccurate By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) AC Nielsen ratings service has admitted that the last six-seven months have yielded inaccuracies in the way they report ratings of television shows. The admission will certainly fuel the debate being waged by … [Read more...]

K-Tek ProShot Monopod Gives Shooters Many Angles and Options

K-Tek ProShot Monopod

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Running and gunning requires a kind of mobile flexibility, but also the need to maintain stability. So if a Freefly MoVI is out of your price range, you may want to look into the K-Tek ProShot, a multifunctional camera rig that can double as everything from a … [Read more...]

Kickstarter and Indiegogo Top List of Best Crowdfunding Sites


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It may come as no surprise to anyone that the two top crowdfunding sites going are Kickstarter and Indiegogo. In fact, the surprise to some may be that there are others. And there are. In fact, according to a recent report, there are literally hundreds of options out … [Read more...]

Adobe MAX Previews More Amazing Features Coming To Creative Cloud

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Tablet based tools could unchain artists from desktops By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Tablet based tools may be the future of Adobe Creative Cloud as this week at their annual MAX convention in Los Angeles, Adobe showed off some stunning tablet based tools which could unchain artists from a PC … [Read more...]

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