NAB 2014: Edelkrone Announces Series of New and Compact Tools

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Motion Control Modules Also Come to the Confab By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I visited the edelkrone booth while at NAB this week, or as I like to call them - the Swiss Army Knife of the filmmaking world, and saw a hot of cool new sliders and other products which are as innovative as they are … [Read more...]

Jonathan Glazer Invented New Camera For Under The Skin, Plus Mini-Movie Review

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Update: As Under The Skin opens wider, we are re-publishing this story from film writer Mark Hodge, which includes a mini-review of the movie. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jonathan Glazer's return to feature filmmaking has been hotly anticipated. Indeed, his two previous films, Sexy Beast (2000) … [Read more...]

First Ever Pictures: George Miller’s Scrapped Justice League Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With production getting underway soon on Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman (or is it really Justice League?), some interesting images have appeared online showing director George Miller's doomed attempt at a JL film. The year was 2007, and Warner Bros. had just … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 2

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By Kevin P McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In part one of our look at getting ready to edit in Premiere Pro CC, we covered the first four Preference categories that you’re going to want to alter, so that you have the smoothest editing experience possible. Now, let’s take a look at the last category, … [Read more...]

Draft Day film tackles the NFL with insider minutiae, family drama

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By Eric Kelsey (Reuters) As the NFL readies for its annual draft of college football players, new film "Draft Day" pulls back the curtain on the high stakes of the offseason that has helped turn the United States' most popular sport into a year-round addiction. The film, which opens in U.S. and … [Read more...]

Is Iron Man 4 in the Cards?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The title of this article is more of a rhetorical question -- there will be an Iron Man 4. While the box office successes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World are commendable, they still pale in comparison with Iron Man 3 which is second … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Newly Released Deleted Scene From Gravity

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Gravity is still one of my favorite films from last year, in addition to Pacific Rim. The drama, tension, direction, acting, and visual effects are all excellent, and it still packs a punch on my TV when I watched it recently. But there was a deleted scene, and it's … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: NVIDIA Says 4K is Here and It’s Workable

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Powerful GPU stacks, automated rendering, and Cloud Computing work seamlessly together By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On my last day at NAB, I stopped at the NVIDIA to check out that cool, and powerful new GEForce Titan Z video graphics card. Man, that sucker is a beast. And while it promised … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: Watch Out 4K, Here Comes Super Hi-Vision 8K

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RED also showcases 6K Dragon footage in IMAX By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) NHK was at NAB this week, quietly showing off footage shot with a Super Hi-Vision 8K camera, affectionately known as The Cube. And after walking out of their brief 16 minute demonstration, I was left with the feeling … [Read more...]

Drew Goddard Lined Up As Sinister Six Director

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony is in advanced talks with writer Drew Goddard over helming Spider-Man spin-off project The Sinister Six. Goddard, who has already started to pen the script for the movie, has only directed one other feature, the critically acclaimed horror film The Cabin in the … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Renewed For 2 More Seasons

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Bum bum ba-ba bum bum ba-ba bum bum ba-ba bum bum... The theme music to Game of Thrones is so catchy that even reading it will get it stuck in your head. For me it's also absolutely Pavlovian and I can never wait for the next chapter in this sprawling epic which … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: Nikon Remains Quietly Committed to Cinema Initiative

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D4s Full Frame shows Nikon is quietly gaining respect By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three of NAB found me swinging by the Nikon booth. And while the mammoth space for Canon wasn't hard to miss, Nikon was quietly reminding those who attended the Las Vegas confab that they're still committed … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: GoPro Announces Dual Case for 3D Videos

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Blackout Housing lets Hero 3+ Blend in By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's no doubt that the most popular booth at this NAB 2014 was GoPro. Not only did they have great speakers like Freddie Wong and Corridor Digital talking about using the GoPro for their action packed YouTube videos, but … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: Zacuto Introduces New Tripods, Accessories

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Zacuto has announced three new tripods, and a few new shooting accessories, in time for NAB 2014. The Z8 is a two-stage aluminum tripod with a fluid head, center spreader, and rubber feet. It can hold up to 14 lbs. The Z12 is a two-stage carbon fiber tripod. It … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: ARRI Begins Shipping AMIRA

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) The ARRI Group says they have started shipping their new documentary-style camera, the AMIRA. The AMIRA uses the same Super 35 sensor as the ALEXA and features 14 stops of dynamic range. The camera is ergonomically designed for a single camera operator to use … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: Boris FX Releases Continuum Complete 9

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Boris FX has released a new version of Boris FX Continuum Complete for Adobe and Avid users. BCC 9, will roll out versions for other editing and effects platforms May through June, depending on the host application. One major feature of BCC9 is the new FX … [Read more...]

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