My RØDE Reel 2015 Competition Announced

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Were you one of the over 1100 filmmakers from 76 countries who participated in last year's 'My RØDE Reel' short film competition? Well it's back, and this year, you have a shot at over $200,000 worth of gear and have you film judged by some of the masters in short … [Read more...]

2015 On Track For Big Box Office, Led By Avengers: Age of Ultron, Others

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) 2015 is already looking like a good year for movie theaters with early box office smash hits like Fifty Shades of Grey and American Sniper, pulling in $486.2 million and $440.7 million worldwide, respectively. And this is just the beginning of the year. Analysts … [Read more...]

New DaVinci Resolve Makes Grading CinemaDNG Easier

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Shooting in CinemaDNG can offer some challenges when trying to color grade. Even if you're shooting with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and using DaVinci Resolve color grading utility, the workflow was not for the faint of heart, until now. That's because Blackmagic has … [Read more...]

Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Cut On Final Cut Pro X

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking to rebound from the box office disaster that was After Earth, Will Smith is coming back with a role that helped restore his critical and box office mojo (it was the number one film this past weekend). In Focus, Smith plays a con man who grooms an attractive … [Read more...]

The Saga of the Power Rangers R-Rated Fan Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the last few days, Adi Shankar released a fan film called Power/Rangers, which was an R-Rated take on the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers property, as part of his bootleg universe short films. He has basically been producing high end fan films ever since he got … [Read more...]

Filmmakers Develop Technique To Boost Video Up To 8K

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While many of us are moving into 4K ultra high definition cameras and workflows (and TVs), a pair of filmmakers have created a technique that not only can turn any DSLR into a UHD beast, but even boost the image to 8K. And they're calling it "Quicklapse." Based on … [Read more...]

Why Leonard Nimoy Was So Important

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Leonard Nimoy's passing hit me pretty hard this weekend. I've never met the man, or had a personal conversation with him, but I feel like I've lost a friend. Let's rewind a bit to when I was only 6 years old. My real introduction to science-fiction in general, … [Read more...]

James Gunn Teases Guardians of the Galaxy 2 To Introduce His Favorite Character

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Guardians of the Galaxy was some of the most fun you could have in a theater in 2014. It was a straight up space opera that felt well developed from the get-go, and a lot of that had to do with James Gunn's direction. You can tell the man loves playing in that … [Read more...]

Daredevil: New Images, Showrunner Talks Costume and Adult Rating

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) April is the month where Marvel Studios goes darker and grittier than ever – with the launch of the first season of Daredevil on Netflix. Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) plays blind Matt Murdock, who is lawyer by day and Hell's Kitchen crime fighter by … [Read more...]

Jack Huston In Talks For The Crow

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston is the latest star to be linked with the stuttering remake of The Crow. Dracula Untold actor Luke Evans was previously attached to play the role made famous by Brandon Lee, who was shot dead while on the set of the 1994 … [Read more...]

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