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.

If This Interstellar Trailer Doesn’t Make You Want to Leave Earth, Nothing Will

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Nolan's Space Epic shaping up to be iconic By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The latest Interstellar trailer dropped online today, and there's no doubt that Christopher Nolan's homage to his childhood love of space exploration is going to be huge. Because it's not only going to appeal to the … [Read more...]

Directors Fighting Against Motion Picture Film’s Retirement Are Winning

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Studios strike deal with Kodak to renew orders for Film By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Led by Christopher Nolan, a cadre of filmmakers are pushing back against studios' plans to retire motion picture film as a recording medium, and they're winning. Nolan had already managed to get Paramount to … [Read more...]

The Expendables 3 Gets Leaked Online

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Nothing proves the market for streaming movies over the Internet more than when a high-profile film gets leaked online. It happened with a rough cut X-Men Origins: Wolverine a few years ago, and now The Expendables 3 has been leaked and downloaded nearly 200,000 … [Read more...]

Red Giant Releases Update of Plural Eyes as Part of Shooter Suite

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Vs. 12.5 includes PluralEyes 3.5 upgrade. Denoiser II. Instant 4K. BulletProof 1.2. Frames. LUT Buddy By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Red Giant has announced a major league update to Shooter Suite 12.5, which will also include the latest version of Plural Eyes 3.5, Instant 4K, and a new utility … [Read more...]

With Blackmagic’s Crazy Pocket Cinema Camera Sale, Users Benefit From Color Correction Tips

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Production 4K Camera gets first feature test By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) $500. That's the current sale price of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I know, crazy, right? But with the sale going until the end of August, you can bet that Grant Petty is going to have a whole bunch of new best … [Read more...]

EA Partners with Microsoft To Launch Subscription Game Service

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$5 a month Gets Best Game Play By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Electronic Arts (EA) has just announced a brand new cloud-based gaming subscription service called EA Access, which will offer users access to their best games for $5 a month, or $30 a year and marks a shift to cloud-based … [Read more...]

The Sony α7s May Have Great Dynamic Range, But Rolling Shutter Is An Issue

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4K camera struggles with movement By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the Sony α7s out, users are not only raving about it's ability to record 4K to an external recorder, but also has amazing dynamic range. And all that is great if you keep your camera locked down. But once you introduce a bit of … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2014 Wrap-Up: A Marvelous Four Days

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Marvel may have won the battle at Hall H, but there was plenty of excitement to go around By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Comic-Con. It's grinding. It's grueling. It's an exercise in geek dominated, marathon-style determination. And it's a gas. Everyone should attend Comic-con at least once, and … [Read more...]

Updated! The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I Teaser Trailer

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Fans to view on Galaxy Tab at Capitol Samsung Experience By James DeRuvo UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer review - http://youtu.be/JzcYyzCZdiM So we made it up the the 2nd floor ballroom to catch the world premiere of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt. 1 trailer. It was … [Read more...]

UPDATED! Comic-Con: Marvel Reveals Full Avengers 2 & Ant-Man Posters

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UPDATED: All the Avengers have new posters and the full Avengers: Age of Ultron poster has been revealed! Plus, Ant-Man! By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The paint was barely dry on Cosplayers' faces, and Hall H wasn't even open yet, but Marvel turned Comic-Con on its head with a huge poster … [Read more...]

Comic-Con: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adds New Villains and Agents

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In addition, Agent Carter to have A-list Marvel directors at the helm to hit the ground running By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Following the conclusion of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and season one of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the organization is rising out of the ashes like a … [Read more...]

Comic-Con: Star Wars Rebels Panel Introduces Heroes

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Producer gives behind the scenes of new Disney series By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It is a dark time in a galaxy far, far away. The Old Republic, and the Jedi Order, have fallen, and the Empire is tightening its grip on star systems, and hunting down the last remnants of the Jedi. With the … [Read more...]

Comic-Con – Richard Hatch: Fans Could Be Key To Battlestar Galactica Film Reboot

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Social media and crowdsourcing redefining creative dynamic By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although he's admittedly biased, classic Battlestar Galactica star Richard Hatch (the original Apollo, and Tim Zarek for the Ronald D. Moore reboot) says that the SyFy space opera has redefined the genre, … [Read more...]

Comic-Con Day 1: Nolan and Cumberbatch Wow Crowds with Surprises

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Twitter exploded today when news came from Hall H during the Paramount presentation that Dark Knight and Interstellar director Christopher Nolan crashed the party and gave fans a sneak peak at the new trailer for his science fiction epic. Not to be outdone, ol' … [Read more...]

The Sony α7S Could Have The Same Dynamic Range As An ARRI ALEXA

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.4 stops separates in tests By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're looking to invest in your own cinema camera, the cost of the ARRI ALEXA starter kit is around $65,000 and change at AbelCine. And if you want to use the most award-winning digital cinema camera out there right now, it may be … [Read more...]

Sony Moves Up Sinister Six, Postponing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 To 2018

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Good news for Marvel fans hoping for a Sinister Six movie to get the green light, after an uneasy week that prompted many to speculate that Sony's idea might just be dead, news has come out that the studio plans to postpone the The Amazing Spider-Man 3 until 2018, … [Read more...]

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