Update: Red Giant Sale Over


Update: Red Giant Sale Over. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Today only Red Giant is giving a whopping 25% off of their Magic Bullet Suite and all related individual tools in order to celebrate their fifth year anniversary. As part of their release of the Magic Bullet Suite back in the … [Read more...]

Barco Escape: Star Trek Beyond Screening In VR-Like Multi Screen Format


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There is a new, hyper immersive projection technique, which is going to be the next step towards a holodeck-like cinema experience. It's called Barco Escape, and it uses three screens to show a movie as it literally wraps around you, and Star Trek Beyond is one of … [Read more...]

Radiohead Contest: Filmmakers Create Vignette For ‘Daydreaming’


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Filmmakers can win a chance to create a short film which will accompany a new Radiohead song. The British band has been sharing vignettes with each of their songs from their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool on Instagram. The previous entry, which was for the song … [Read more...]

Metabones Releases Firmware Update For Smoother Iris Support


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You really know you live in a computer dominated filmmaking world when your lenses require a firmware update. Even more so when you use lens adapters like the Metabones Speedbooster. It's just received a new update that provides smoother iris performance. … [Read more...]

RED & Outside Television Present REDirect Explore Film Contest


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Two years it was a Skateboard Video competition, last year we went surfing, and now, it's all about exploring, as RED has teamed up with Outside Television for the 2016 REDirect film competition. … [Read more...]

Filmsupply Challenge Competition Winners Announced


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Film contest season continues with the announcement of winners for the Filmsupply Challenge. The contest encourages filmmakers, editors and visual effects artists to take stock footage from the Filmsupply Catalog and create a short 60 second film. This inspired over … [Read more...]

Autodesk Invests In 3D Robotics For Drone-Mounted Capture & Site Scanning


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At Autodesk's first annual Forge conference, the company announced that they were investing heavily in the drone company 3D Robotics, with an eye for taking its Site Scan software to skies. … [Read more...]

Sony’s New Zeiss E Mount 50mm F/1.4 Prime & More

Sony's Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm prime lens with F1.4 aperature

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has announced the new Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm prime with a f/1.4 maximum aperture. For those of you who love a bright prime, today's your day! The new model is a definite improvement over the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8, as it uses the Zeiss Planar T* glass … [Read more...]

Fujifilm’s New X-T2 Includes 4K Video Capture


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fujifilm has announced the successor to the mirrorless X-T1, with the brand new X-T2. The new camera has been upgraded to a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, which was previously seen on the X-Pro 2, and a randomized pixel array to reduce aliasing and moiré without … [Read more...]

RED Teases 8K HELIUM Super 35 Sensor


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last week, RED's Jarred Land teased a strange lime green image of what looked like a spotlight, but now we know it's their latest 8K sensor. Dubbed HELIUM, the new Super 35 Sensor can fit onto a RED Weapon for now. But could it have other applications down the RED … [Read more...]

Instagram & TIFF Short Film Competition Announced


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Instagram has extended their video recording feature to 60 seconds, and it's now giving filmmakers enough time to tell a story. Naturally, a short film competition has been born. And it's got some hefty clout, because it's part of the Toronto International Film … [Read more...]

New Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Firmware Update


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Firmware update week continues with an announcement that Blackmagic Design has updated the Production Camera 4K with a few new features. … [Read more...]

My RØDE Reel 2016 Judges’ Film Award Winner


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After rolling out the best Technical, Genre, Female and Youth Director, and then People's Choice award, the only award left to give in the 2016 My RØDE Reel short film competition is the coveted Judges Award Winner. And the prize package goes to .... … [Read more...]

XEffects Social Media For Final Cut Pro X


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Social media has become incredibly popular, and it's hard to remember a time without it. If you're younger than I am then there may not have been a time without it. For today's editor that means, sooner or later, you'll have to emulate a popular social media … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Red Giant Universe 2 – Pt. 1

Universe 2

Red Giant is back with the next update to the popular Red Giant Universe plugin package, and I was a big fan of what Red Giant did the first time around, but I’ll be honest with you right out of the gate in this review, I’m a little…..surprised about what Red Giant has done with Universe 2.0. … [Read more...]

Get Into SXSW Eco Conference With An Architecture Documentary


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Filmmakers tend to come from diverse backgrounds: James Cameron is one of the biggest names in film and he started off as a truck driver, for instance. I come from a graphic design background and love a well designed piece of art whether a physical medium or motion … [Read more...]