SmallHD Offers Free Sidefinder EVF Accessory With 500 Series Monitor


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I love good, aggressive promotions, especially when it comes to hardware I like, and with SmallHD, that's no different.  For the next two weeks, those who buy a SmallHD 500 series 50-inch field monitor will receive their Sidefinder optical Loupe viewfinder for free. … [Read more...]

iOgrapher Creator Launches Kickstarter For Action Camera Rig


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Dave Basulto is a former high school video arts teacher who had a vision... create a product that would make it easier for students to use their smart phones and tablets as video cameras with which to shoot their video assignments. With this need for greater … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS TECH: Dave Basulto & The iOgrapher


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A media arts teacher gets and idea and next thing you know, Steven Spielberg has his hands on it. This episode of doddleTALKS Tech features the exciting journey of Dave Basulto and the iOgrapher. Update: Dave has launched a Kickstarter for the iOgrapher Go. Click … [Read more...]

AMD To Have Strong Presence At Adobe MAX


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The fall is always exciting from a software perspective because if it's October, that usually means Adobe MAX is coming, and with MAX comes a host of crazy new features that Adobe has been cooking in their labs for Creative Cloud and are eager to show them off to … [Read more...]

MUSE Storytelling Course Returns With New Features


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few months back, Stillmotion announced MUSE, an intensive online course in story telling that promised to help filmmakers craft a better story arc that goes beyond the visual image, delving deeper into character and conflict. The original pilot program had limited … [Read more...]

Red Giant Updates Magic Bullet To 12.1 With A Host of New Features

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Red Giant has expanded the features of the 12th edition of Magic Bullet color correction suite of applications including new tools for Looks, Colorista, Cosmo, Mojo and Denoiser. The new update comes on the heels of Red Giant's new partnership with Automatic Duck … [Read more...]

Compact Camera Stabilizer solidLUUV Looks Awesome, Starts Kickstarter Campaign


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm always looking for new and interesting ways to film something. While a lot of filmmakers like to go the "bigger is better" route, sometimes I wonder if going smaller and more compact is a better way to go. One niche that's really taken that to heart is the … [Read more...]

Amazon Celebrates Emmy Wins With Prime One Day Sale


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Prime is planning a one day sale on a year long membership this Friday. For just 24 hours only, new users can get a one-year membership for $67, making it not only cheaper annually than Netflix, but also a greater value when you consider everything that comes … [Read more...]

Hammer & Anvil Launches Line Of DSLR Audio Equipment

Hammer and Anvil mic

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's a great rule of thumb which is that it doesn't matter how bad your film looks, as long as it sounds great. While I never go quite that far (I am a visual person, after all), there's a definite kernel of truth to it. With that in mind Hammer & Anvil … [Read more...]

Apple Motion 5 – 101: Lesson 13 – Behaviors

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last lesson, in our look at Apple Motion 5, we talked about Behaviors when it comes to working with the HUD, but we didn’t focus on the most important question, and that is, what exactly is a Behavior.   So let’s get that question answered. Behaviour … [Read more...]

New Adobe Presenter Video Express 11 Launches With Event


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Adobe's Presenter Video Express platform is a great way to create, edit and publish interactive HD videos for product demos, or distance learning, right from your laptop. It allows you do a quick background replacement without the need of a green screen, include … [Read more...]

Automatic Duck Returns With Red Giant Partnership


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Like a flock returning after flying south for the winter, the post production timeline translation software known as Automatic Duck has returned after a brief four year hiatus, bringing with it two new apps, a few old favorites, and a partnership with Red Giant … [Read more...]

Google To Announce 2nd Generation Chromecast Streaming Device


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) According to industry insiders, Google is set to announce a second generation version of their low cost $35 Chromecast streaming device. The Chromecast II will have improved WiFi and the ability to stream with a so-called "fast play" feature to make it quicker and … [Read more...]

Flaw Fixes Panasonic GH4 V-Log Workaround


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Things have been relatively quiet for the Panasonic GH4 of late, which you would figure is normal for a camera platform that is this mature in its development cycle. But it all perked up last week, when Panasonic announced a new firmware upgrade that brought V-Log L … [Read more...]

Why You Should Write A Short Film


By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Every writer wants to write a feature movie that makes its way to the silver screen and wins an Oscar. Once you actually start the process and you realize it's not that easy, you end up being satisfied with a call back and a lifting of the restraining order by that … [Read more...]

Cinematography 101: How To Get Widescreen Anamorphic Cinematography On Your iPhone Now

Moondog Anamorphic Adapter

iPhone mobile filmmakers can now shoot widescreen with adapter, especially with the new 4K iPhone 6S & 6S Plus By Julian Grant (doddleNEWS) I’m a huge fan of mainstream moviemakers like JJ Abrams, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, and all the other Hollywood hitmakers that shoot with … [Read more...]

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