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.

RED EPIC DRAGON Heading to the Final Frontier


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


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...]

Avengers Hulkbuster Is Subject Of Serious Cosplay Construction


Fan uses 3D printing to help build custom Iron Man Hulkbuster costume By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) By now, you've probably seen the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was released yesterday, after being leaked online in the UK. Blaming HYDRA via Twitter for its early release (as part of … [Read more...]

Shoot For The Edit Now, Save Time In Post Later


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're filming your project, it always helps to keep in mind that you'll eventually be editing the project together into a finished piece. And there are a few tips that one filmmaker offers to not only streamlining your workflow, but making it go quicker. It's … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Products Used In Foo Fighters HBO Series


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looks like Blackmagic Design has some serious fans in the guise of rock n' roll idols The Foo Fighters, who have used Pocket Cinema Cameras and SSD recorders for filming of their HBO series "Sonic Highways." … [Read more...]

Titanfall Video Game Gets Social with Horde Mode


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In what is deemed as its largest update, Microsoft's phenomenally successful Titanfall video game is getting social with a "horde mode," which will provide for player vs. player combat with a team component. … [Read more...]

Canon Announces Cinema EOS C100 Mark II


Higher Frame Rates to 60fps chief new feature By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Mark II update to the Canon Cinema EOS C100 will have higher frame rates of up to 60 frames per second, which should satisfy C100 users who've been complaining about this missing cinematic option. But is that alone … [Read more...]

Sony Rumored to Be Developing 8K Alpha Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Geez, it isn't even mainstream yet and camera companies are already buzzing past 4K and looking to 6K, 8K, and beyond. It's really all RED's fault. Since they put out the RED DRAGON, other camera companies have been heating up in a high tech, ultra high definition … [Read more...]

Canon Announces Huge 4K Cinema Lens


Focal ranging from 50-1000mm By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In an effort to boost the capability of their ultra high definition Canon C500 Cinema Camera, Lake Success has released a colossus of a lens called the "Cine Servo Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens, that they claim is the ‘world’s longest … [Read more...]

Behind The Scenes With Ridley Scott’s New Halo Series


Halo Nightfall to Premiere with Master Chief Video Game Collection By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although Microsoft has decided to shutter their XBox Originals production studio, that doesn't mean a Halo Cinematic Universe is dead. Quite the contrary. When Machinima showed the Halo web … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review: Flatline

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Finally. FINALLY! An episode of Doctor Who that you can sit back and enjoy without so much as a worry about what writer/executive producer Stephen Moffat is doing to the 12th Doctor. In Flatline, the Doctor promises to get Clara back home in time for her lunch date … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces Aperture Plugin for Lightroom

Aperture to Lightroom

Importing from discontinued Apple App made simpler By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Disappointed Aperture users who are looking for an alternative to their favorite Apple photo management utility, need look no further than Adobe. Almost immediately after Apple retired Aperture, Adobe welcomed … [Read more...]

Red Giant Releases Offload for Field Footage Backup


Part of Shooter Suite By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Shooting on location with a handful of SD cards, means you want to be able to quickly and efficiently get the footage off that card and onto a secure location so that you can then get back to shooting, and do so safe in the knowledge that your … [Read more...]

Canon Releases Footage from 7D Mk. II

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Cello Shows Off Movement, Color And Dynamic Range By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon announced the 7D Mk. II not long ago and we've been waiting to see the quality of video coming out of it. And they've now showed off a very polished, and highly cinematic short called Cello, which shows off … [Read more...]

George Romero’s Son Crowdfunding Night of the Living Dead Prequel

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Original Zombie Epic to Get Origin Story By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When your the son of a noted creative force, it makes sense if you decide to follow in your father's footsteps. And in the world of the Internet and crowdfunding, you can leverage your father's legacy and raise a ton of … [Read more...]

HBO, CBS Announce Streaming Services For Cable Cutters


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In what may be the quintessential tipping point in the great cable cutting migration, both HBO and CBS have announced this week all access streaming service to their programming without the need of a companion cable or satellite subscription. … [Read more...]

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