NewBlueFX Announces Fastest Color Correction Plugin ColorFast 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Color correction has become one of the most important processes in modern filmmaking. Grading the image in post-production gives filmmakers the flexibility to create atmosphere, or give subtle subconscious cues to the audience. It can also be a slow, tedious … [Read more...]

Adi Shankar & ScreenCraft’s Bootleg Universe Short Script Contest

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember the recent dark and violent Power/Rangers Unauthorized fan film? It not only helped nudge Saban and Fox to reboot the franchise with a new movie about our favorite teenage heroes, but showed us what was possible to do so with a child franchise all grown … [Read more...]

Sigma Art Lens Headlines Surprising EISA Photographic Awards

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back when I sold cameras in college, I used to always point my customers to Sigma lenses because they offered tremendous value for the money. They were clear and sharp, and focused fairly fast. That was 20 years ago, though, and they've gotten a heck of a lot better, … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Uses MIDI Controller To Create DaVinci Resolve Interface

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve 12 has grown beyond its color grading roots into a full blown editor, but Hollywood still relies on the software to dial in its color grading. One only has to look at the awards given at Sundance and others to see just how many films use … [Read more...]

Nikon Releases D3400 Entry-Level DSLR

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're ready to make the transition from that old HD camcorder to a DSLR, the quick solution is to look at a Canon. But with a 'rest on their laurels philosophy,' a Nikon may be an alternative. They're #2, and like the car rental company, they're trying harder. … [Read more...]

RØDE Beefs Up Support for Video Mic Pro

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE continues to shore up its line of external microphones by giving yet another model the Rycote Lyre shock mount treatment. This time it's the Stereo Video Mic Pro microphone. But there's a few more improvements that may cause you to want to upgrade. … [Read more...]

Karen Schmeer Fellowship For Emerging Documentary Editors

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Need to hone your editing skills? Well you can learn from Larry Jordan and improve your command of Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro, but if you're looking to make a career out of it, especially in the field of documentaries, then the Karen Schmeer Fellowship for … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Releases URSA Mini Cinema Camera 4.0 Update Public Beta

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic is putting the finishing touches on its next generation firmware for the URSA Mini Cinema Camera and is opening up a public beta to get user feedback. Through version 4.0, users can expect improved camera performance plus several new features. … [Read more...]

Red Giant Trapcode Flash 24-Hour Sale: Get 25% Off

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Red Giant has made a name for itself in the post-production world as a leading third party plugin maker. Just last month they celebrated their fifth anniversary by taking 25% off of their Magic Bullet Suite and all related individual tools for a 24-hour period, and … [Read more...]

Seagate Announces Mammoth 60TB Solid State Drive

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) About two weeks ago Samsung announced the PM1633a solid state drive with a massive 15.36 terabytes of storage space. The unit it available for around $10,000 (or less if you shop around) and I titled the article with "the world's largest SSD." Well, thanks to … [Read more...]

Hollywood Foreign Press Helping Restoration Of Egyptian Theatre

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the victims of today's modern cinematic multiplexes, is that we've traded the ambient movie palace experience for multiple choice in movies and the technology that projects them. Nearly extinct are the gorgeous art deco movie palaces of Hollywood's golden age, … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Releases Extensive DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic has released a new update to DaVinci Resolve 12.5, which promises enhancements that include Apple ProRes Decode for Windows and a plethora of additional editing tools. … [Read more...]

GoldenHour.One App Tells You The Perfect Time Of Day To Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Despite many misconceptions, the most important part of cinematography and photography isn't the camera but the light. Finding the right time to shoot something outdoors is a bit of a feat, but fortunately there's an app for that. GoldenHour.One is a simple iOS … [Read more...]

SpaceVR Satellite Launch Will Help Make Virtual Reality The Final Frontier

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Virtual Reality content company SpaceVR is planning to go where no man has gone before ... by sending virtual reality into Space. Thanks to a launch agreement with Satellite company NanoRacks LLC, the VR company hopes to send the first VR satellite up into low earth … [Read more...]

Guillermo del Toro Fully Funds Filmmaker’s Indiegogo Project

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Like most low budget filmmakers, Shane Vader took to crowdfunding to raise money for the proof of concept opening to his scifi/horror project. He wasn't looking for a lot, only a modestly evil sum of $666. He was hoping that one of his role models, Guillermo del Toro, … [Read more...]

Samyang Announces Super Fast 20mm Full Frame Lens

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Samyang has announced a super fast 20mm lens as part of their ongoing 2016 Summer Samyang Blockbusters promotion, where they planned to introduce five new lens over the course of five weeks that began on July 18. The lens comes in two configurations: the … [Read more...]