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.

Comic-Con 2016: Day Four – Sherlock

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The final day of Comic-Con isn't really a full day. Although the Con kept going until 5 PM, and some of the outside experiences went well into the night, most attendees and vendors are looking to head home. But there was still one final Hall H panel to get into, and … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2016: Marvel Picks Up The DC Comics Gauntlet & Drops The Mic

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was near unanimous with fans that DC Comics' panel at Comic-Con 2016 was epic. After DC and Warner Bros. released every single sneak peek and trailer online today during their panel in Hall H, they were essentially dropping the gauntlet to challenge Marvel to … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2016: Day Three – DC and Marvel

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three brought us to checking out several activities outside of the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con is more than just panels in Hall H, and a massive sea of cosplayed humanity on the dealer floor. There's actually fun things to do. But we also had some … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2016: Google Bubble Zoom: A Smarter Way To Read Comic Books

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While most people are caught up in the hype of movie panels in Hall H and TV panels in and around Ballroom 20, many may just forget that Comic-Con's roots are in the ever popular comic book. But Google hasn't, and it's created a new reader for mobile devices that … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Day Two – The Iron Giant, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day Two of the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 began much like Day 1, with the hopes of making it into a premium Hall H panel but still making backup plans should that go awry, and it did. But in doing so, I  have missed out on Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk's ConMan, but … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2016: Day One – VR, Costumes, Mr. Robot

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The 2016 San Diego Comic-Con is now officially underway and day one was some what of an interesting experience for those expecting long lines for Hall H and Ballroom 20. That's because there weren't any. With many of the movie studios sitting out this year, and with … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2016: Premiere Night

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ordinarily, the first night of San Diego Comic-Con would be known as Preview Night, as the doors are flung open for conventioners who had gotten their tickets and bags, so they could get a first glimpse of the show room floor, and previews of some of Warner Bros. top … [Read more...]

Freefly Offers Discounts On Refurbished Cinema Gear

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you want to buy a new gimbal or drone, but you the new sale price is high, you may want to look around the company's website for a possible refurbished section. Usually, these are items that were either returned and therefore open box, or gently used and then … [Read more...]

3DR Solo Drone Used On Michael Bay’s 13 Hours

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're shooting a big budget war film like Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, you pretty much have any tool and toy you need to get the complicated shots that are required with explosions, choreographed warfare, and complex set locations. … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm Announces Darth Vader Virtual Reality Project And It’s Canon

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Just let this sink in: Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB is working on a virtual reality movie centered around our favorite Dark Lord of the Sith - Darth Vader! That means you'll be able to be experience the Star Wars saga like never before, in the first person;  and did we … [Read more...]

One In Four U.S. Homes Have Cut The Cord For Streaming

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The cord cutting trend is accelerating as U.S. households seek to cut monthly costs by choosing between pay TV subscriptions and streaming the programming they want online, and you can bet big cable is getting pretty nervous. Is it time for cable and satellite … [Read more...]

Barco Escape: Star Trek Beyond Screening In VR-Like Multi Screen Format

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There is a new, hyper immersive projection technique, which is going to be the next step towards a holodeck-like cinema experience. It's called Barco Escape, and it uses three screens to show a movie as it literally wraps around you, and Star Trek Beyond is one of … [Read more...]

Which Cameras Are This Year’s Emmy Nominated Shows Using?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When nominations come out, by now you know the drill: One day we talk about who's in the running for the gold, and the next day we talk about the cameras used to get them there. We've done it with Oscar, and now it's Emmy's turn. … [Read more...]

Mr. Robot Season Premiere Mysteriously Streams On Social Media

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember in late 2014 when the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron was leaked online and Marvel joked that it was the nefarious work of Hydra? It was great, and showed that even studios can have a sense of humor (although Google was subpoenaed to help find … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration: Ehrenreich Officially Introduced As Han Solo

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Alden Ehrenreich. Rumored for months, and fresh from Star Wars Celebration in Europe, the news has been officially confirmed that Luasfilm/Disney has found their new scruffy lookin' nerfherder for the upcoming Han Solo film. … [Read more...]

DJI Announces Zenmuse Z3 Zoom Drone Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Aerial cinematography is fantastic, but the downside is that you're pretty much stuck with whatever focal length that you camera has. Since most are wide angle to capture the nifty landscape view, it limits your cinematic options to simply flying in and out, which can … [Read more...]