Disney Research Changing CGI with Pair of 3D Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Disney Research never stops. Like its Imagineering cousin, the software r&d arm of the Mouse House has broken new ground with motion capture, automatic editing, and high dynamic range video capture that makes the most of what is quickly becoming the most exciting … [Read more...]

Is Bryan Singer Returning For Another X-Men Film?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With a title like Apocalypse you would think the next X-Men film could be the last. Of course, it's set in the early 80s, and the upcoming films like Gambit, Deadpool, and Wolverine 3 are set in the present or the near future, so the world probably doesn't come to … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Announces Color Up Contest Winners

FilmConvert Color Up Film Competition 2015

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Contests for filmmakers to show off their skills are all over the internet, and FilmConvert has gotten in on the fun with their annual Color Up Film Competion, and the winners have been announced! The competition, which is aimed at showing off your color correction … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: RØDE VideoMic Me For iPhone


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The microphone on the iPhone has gotten better, a lot better, but let's face it, it's primarily still a mobile phone microphone with noise cancellation built in. It makes it sound pretty good to making a phone call, but for shooting video, it's still not much better … [Read more...]

Fast & Furious Spinoffs In The Works

Furious 7

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Vin Diesel has been calling the next three Fast & Furious films the final trilogy which will end the series. While he's been saying that, I've been saying there's no way Universal would just close up shop especially considering the last movie made $1.5 billion … [Read more...]

Matthew McConaughey Could Join Stephen King’s The Dark Tower


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matthew McConaughey is in talks to play one of the lead roles in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. However, there are conflicting reports as to whether the Oscar winner in being considered to play the hero or the villain of the … [Read more...]

Don Bluth Turns To Kickstarter To Jumpstart Dragon’s Lair Movie


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If I had a dime for every quarter I put into a machine to play Dragon's Lair, I probably could make the movie. The popular video game, made by animation legend Don Bluth and his partner Gary Goldman, was hilarious, frustrating, obsessive, and completely … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro CC 101 – Part 14: Timeline Organization

Premiere Pro CC Track Layout

A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) This lesson in Adobe Premiere Pro CC is going to be a little different: We’re going to talk about organization. Now, I’m not talking about Project/Bin organization, I’m talking about timeline organization. Of all places … [Read more...]

Vevo Goes It Alone As YouTube Music Launches


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the recent launch of YouTube Music, popular YouTube music channel Vevo isn't happy to be launching with it. By creating its own independent music app, Vevo looks to strike out on its own. Can it succeed by getting out from under YouTube's shadow? … [Read more...]

Prometheus 2 Has Been Retitled, Plus New Monster To Be Introduced?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Here's a project that seems like it's unsure what to call itself. For the longest time, the second Prometheus film was being titled simply, Prometheus 2, although most people didn't expect it to be called that. When Ridley Scott finally revealed the title name, … [Read more...]

Original iPhone Film Festival Accepting Submissions

Original iPhone Film Festival

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It feels like I've been talking about the democratization of filmmaking since I was a teenager (which at this point feels like ages ago). Still, as technology advances along Moore's law exponential curve, it has never been more true than it is now, with the rise of … [Read more...]

New Case Takes GoPro Beyond Its Battery & Storage Limitations


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It seems like almost everyone, from filmmakers to the average consumer, has a GoPro in their toolkit. That also means that they have a bunch of extra batteries and microSD cards, and while the HERO is amazing in its small form highly mobile performance, it doesn't … [Read more...]

Convergent Announces Apollo: Mobile MultiCam Switcher Recorder


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're broadcasting a local high school football game or a wedding you're definitely going to want to have multiple cameras for differing viewpoints. But how to switch them without investing a hundred thousand in a camera van? Well, Convergent Design has come … [Read more...]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Movie In Development

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A live-action remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is swinging into action – but it's not being housed at Disney. Producer Peter Chernin is developing the project under his Chernin Entertainment banner which has numerous big budget credits including Dawn of the … [Read more...]

Patricia Arquette In Talks Over Toy Story 4 Role

MEDIUM -- NBC Series -- Pictured: Patricia Arquette as Allison DuBois -- NBC Universal Photo: Andrew Eccles

  By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following her Oscar winning turn in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette is set to voice a character in Toy Story 4. According to The Wrap, the star is currently in talks with Disney and Pixar over the role of a bohemian mum in the animated feature. The … [Read more...]

Neill Blomkamp Moves On From Alien 5 to The Gone World

neill blomkamp

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) At the beginning of the year, it had been revealed that District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp had struck a deal with 20th Century Fox to write and direct a sequel for the Alien franchise. Recently, however, that project had been put on hold while Ridley … [Read more...]