With Version 12, DaVinci Resolve Becomes A Full-Blown NLE


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic has been gradually adding additional features to DaVinci Resolve ever since they acquired the company back in 2009, but up until this year, it was still a great color grading app. But with version 11, we started seeing Resolve become much more thanks to … [Read more...]

GoPro CEO Reveals Drone Coming in 2016


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) GoPro CEO Nick Woodman let the cat out of the bag today when he revealed that GoPro was not only developing their own drone, but that it would be coming out in early 2016. Woodman said that 'follow me' technology and the advent of the drone as a personal selfie camera … [Read more...]

Free Online Workshop Teaches Making Movies With Smartphones


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Thanks to improvements in the video cameras in smartphones, users can shoot in 1080p, and even 4K with the right app. Throw in a few add-on lenses and some rock solid apps, and suddenly the smartphone has become a cinematic, award-winning tool for mobile filmmaking, … [Read more...]

Want To Make Your Video Look Like Film? There’s An App For That, And It’s Free

Steve Hall Grain Pack

The only catch is, it's 720p. But you can upgrade for only about $22 from Steve Hall By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're wanting to add some grain to your videos and make it look more cinematic, there's a free film look plugin you can get that can give you some 35mm grain. The only … [Read more...]

AJA Drops Price Of CION To Under $5,000


It's a temporary move, so act fast By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) AJA's CION grabbed a ton of attention at NAB 2014 with the hopes of a 4K Camera for under $10,000, but just a year later, that seems a bit pricey, doesn't it? It seems many filmmakers and videographers aren't impressed enough to … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Goes To Cannes


Award winning films shot on Cinema Cameras By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Like Sundance before it, Cannes has had a huge presence for Blackmagic Design, with over 20 films screening and in competition that have been shot on Blackmagic cameras and/or have been color corrected on DaVinci Resolve. … [Read more...]

MIT Offers College-Level Film Classes Online For Free

MIT Open Courseware

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For every budding filmmaker, the question of whether to go to film school is almost Shakespearean. To film school or not to film school. That is the question. Some believe that going the route of Robert Rodriguez or Kevin Smith is just as good as going to film schools … [Read more...]

Mad Max: Fury Road Filmed With ARRI ALEXA, Codex External Recorders

DP John Seale with ARRI Alexa
Image Credit: Cinematographer

Digital desert shoot the first for cinematographer John Seale By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I gotta be honest, when I saw that George Miller was directing a new prequel chapter to the Mad Max saga, I wasn't too impressed. There was just something about it that said "meh" to me. But since Fury … [Read more...]

MacVideo Drops Price of Boris Continuum Image Restoration


Another Boris app drops to $99 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) MacVideo Promo has put Boris Continuum Image Restoration on sale for $99. The image restoration app can fix a host of image issues from removing aliasing and jaggies to fixing blemishes and even dead pixels from a troublesome camera. … [Read more...]

RØDE Adds Lyre Suspension To VideoMic Pro

Rycote Rode VideoMic Pro

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a great, compact microphone for a DSLR or camcorder, but the main beef has been that it's rubber band like shock design has been the bane of its existence since those same rubber bands have had to be replaced due to stretching out. Now it … [Read more...]

Drone Company Gets Certification For Local ENG Coverage


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Claiming to be the first company in the United States to be certified by FAA under new commercial drone use rules, ArrowData will soon begin providing aerial ENG video recording to Las Vegas news organizations, under the country's first Section 333 exemption. We've … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: DIY 1000w Handheld Light For $40

Sun Blaster light

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're an indie filmmaker looking to capture a night scene, but you have a guerilla budget, a DIY 1000w portable LED light could give you tons of options for setting a moonlit scene on the go. But take head, you're DIY skills need to be turned up to 11 for this … [Read more...]

Filmmakers Take Jetpacks & GoPros, and Buzzed Downtown Dubai


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's Friday afternoon and time for a little fun distraction, and it comes in the guise of... well, where else? YOUTUBE. It's a cool video about Dubai, shot in 4K on a GoPro HERO4, and featuring a pair of, well, completely crazy individuals having the time of their … [Read more...]

Blind Spot Gear Offers Killer Deal On Scorpion LED Lights


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new Scorpion LED Lights are just hitting the market, and to celebrate, Blind Spot Gear is offering an incredible deal. Buy four of them, and get not one but TWO more at no extra cost. That's a savings of nearly 40%. … [Read more...]

doddle REVIEWS: Qudos Action Light For GoPro


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're shooting with a GoPro during an afternoon on the slopes, you can get some really beautiful images in the bright sunshine of a Spring day. But what if you're shooting some night skiing, or getting a shot in dark ambient conditions? What do you do then? … [Read more...]

Duet Display Turns Your iPad Into A Second Monitor

Duet Display

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're on location and need to cobble together a rough cut of show dailies, you can either deal with the limited real estate of your MacBook Pro, or you can get a secondary monitor source like a USB-powered monitor. They're out there, but if you're going to use a … [Read more...]

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