MacVideo Promo’s Great Deal On Avid Media Composer & Boris RED

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've been considering upgrading to Avid's subscription of Media Composer, our friends at MacVideo Promo is ringing in the New Year with a killer deal that not only includes the video editor, but also a subscription to Boris RED for some visual effects punch. … [Read more...]

Tangerine Director Shoots Another Film On iPhone

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After shooting an award winning feature for Sundance last year, the director of Tangerine is back with another film shot on the iPhone. Is Apple's smartphone really becoming the go-to indie platform like John Lasseter predicts? … [Read more...]

Doritos Dogs Wins Last Crash The Super Bowl Competition

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If we learned anything from the ten-year run of the Doritos: Crash the Super Bowl Contest, commercials that include kids or animals can win you a million dollars. And the last year of the ground breaking Super Bowl ad campaign was no different, as the final … [Read more...]

Genius Audio Plugin Removes Echo & Reverb

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sound has always been a huge issue when filming on location. Even if you have experts using great equipment, invariably you may still end up shooting something in a location with a lot of echo or reverb. (Update: There's a new video at the end of the article, which … [Read more...]

How Cable Cutters Will Be Streaming the Super Bowl

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Short of heading down to the local sports bar and slugging down beer and greasy nachos to watch the game, is there any way for a cord cutter to stream the Super Bowl 50 live in the comfort of your own home? Well, we've got your back. Here's how: … [Read more...]

Sumner Redstone Steps Down as Head of Viacom

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Embed from Getty Images By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The news came down today that Viacom chief Sumner Redstone is calling it a day. The long time head of one of the largest media empires in the country, Redstone will be replaced by president Phillippe Dauman, and Leslie Moonves gets … [Read more...]

George Miller Talks About His Canceled Justice League: Mortal Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) George Miller is riding high after surpassing all expectations last year with Mad Max: Fury Road. The man is a master of directing action, and put all recent action films to shame with an exciting two-hour car chase film. That inevitably brought up the immediate … [Read more...]

Panasonic Develops New Sensor With 100x Dynamic Range

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Panasonic has developed what they call a "wide dynamic range" sensor that provides over 100 times the dynamic range of today's modern CMOS sensor. How will that affect the way we shoot and see movies? Well, the answer is literally quite colorful. … [Read more...]

RED Weapon Footage Shows Great Dynamic Range

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED users are starting to show off some fantastic 8K footage from their Weaponized Epic MG cameras, along with a look at how classic full frame Vista Vision really looks. And I gotta say, it's beautiful.But if you think it's just the next step in ultra high def, … [Read more...]

Help Support Women In Cinematography Documentary

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The vast majority of the film industry is male, and that goes from the lowliest PA to top executives. There are examples of women in every role in film production, but that tends to be the exception and not the rule. I know a few talented and hardworking women … [Read more...]

GoPro Reveals New Karma Drone Footage

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) GoPro's Karma Drone is getting closer to reality and CEO Nick Woodman has given us another peak of how their cutting edge drone performs with some cool new footage, and a hint on just how advanced it really is. Meanwhile, a rocky GoPro sales report has been … [Read more...]

Sony α6300: $1000 4K Mirrorless Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today in New York City, Sony dropped a bomb on us by announcing a new 4K camera to their mirrorless line up. The α6300 is the next generation in the 6000 series and it promises to deliver with 24 mp APS-C Sensor and internal 4K recording. … [Read more...]

Toronto Smartphone Film Festival Accepting Submissions

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Toronto Smartphone Film Festival is one of the fastest-growing independent film festivals in Toronto. It celebrates innovation and creativity within the filmmaking community, by the use of smartphones as a medium. Launched in 2012, the festival is entering its … [Read more...]

Final Draft Sold To Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Final Draft Inc., maker of Final Draft screenwriting software, has been sold to Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. In an email to Final Draft users, Final Draft CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Final Draft Inc., Marc Madnick said: "Today is an important day … [Read more...]

The 2016 My RØDE Reel Competition Teased

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) OK filmmakers! Time to get your crew, cameras and RØDE gear together because My RØDE Reel, the microphone maker's preeminent short film competition, is back and it promises to be bigger than ever with even more gear giveaways and bigger prizes. … [Read more...]

Atomos Slashes Prices On 4K Monitor-Recorders, Other Products

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos has announced that their line of 4K Monitor-recorders will see pretty steep price reductions, including one which will drop below $1,000 for the very first time. … [Read more...]