doddleTALKS Tech – Inside The Blackmagic Studio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At NAB, I sat down with Dan May to talk about their new camera products - including the Blackmagic Studio Camera, the 4K Blackmagic URSA Cinema Camera, a killer update to DaVinci Resolve that has over 140 new features (including editing capability) and host of what … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Transcendence

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Even very talented people are prone to error, Hollywood consistently proves that phenomena. In fact, a movie like Transcendence would never have been produced, if it wasn't for the big names blinded by a script which fails to transcend the limitations of its own … [Read more...]

doddleTV: NAB 2014 – Blackmagic Camera Walkaround

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic did it again this year with the announcement of not one, but two new cameras. Here's our first look... http://youtu.be/V63j1HUDsyI … [Read more...]

Zack Snyder Talks Batman vs. Superman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The as still untitled Batman vs. Superman film is not without its share of controversies, mostly stemming from casting choices ranging from Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, to Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, to the big one: Ben Affleck as Batman. I've already talked … [Read more...]

New Line Cinema Registers New Name For Third Hobbit Movie

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By  Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) First there was one book and two movies adapted from it, and now there's a trilogy. However, it seems New Line Cinema isn't finished fiddling with The Hobbit. With the third installment of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequels hitting screens this December, … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Raw Featured in Swiss Airlines Campaign

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Magic Lantern, the plucky Canon firmware hack that provides amazing Raw video capability to Canon DSLRs, continues to gain more support and is being used more often where it counts... in big budget projects where the image isn't only vital, it's costly. And it just … [Read more...]

Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly To Reunite In Border Guards Comedy

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Comedy star Will Ferrell is set to team up with co-star John C. Reilly and director Adam McKay for Sony's Border Guards. The trio previously made Talladega Nights (2006) and Step Brothers (2008) together, and while I personally thought both those films were … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Episode VII First Set Pic Reveals Return of AT-AT

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Almost immediately after finding out that production on Star Wars: Episode VII has actually started, the very first set pictures have appeared online. And while the images don't show Luke Skywalker, Han Solo or any of the cast for that matter, it is still something … [Read more...]

doddleTV: NAB 2014 – MōVI Products First Look

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) NAB 2014 had us checking out the latest Freefly MōVI M5, but what we didn't expect was the opportunity to shoot with it for two hours, and to play with their new iPhone adapter. But even more exciting was the MōVI M15, designed specifically for larger cameras, a new … [Read more...]

Axiom 4K Camera To Sell for Cost During Crowdfunding Campaign

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First 250 cameras will be part of Beta Test By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Of all the cameras I saw at NAB this year, the one I didn't find was the Apertus Axiom. But that didn't mean its presence wasn't keenly felt, because shortly after the Las Vegas confab, Sebastian Pichelhofer, Lead Project … [Read more...]

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party

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By Naomi Tajitsu - AUCKLAND (Reuters) Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet freedom. His … [Read more...]

New Matrox Cards Will Integrate with Adobe Apps in the Cloud

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Mojito 4K Card will offer more streamlined workflow in 4K By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to ultra high definition, Matrox and Adobe are going all in with Adobe Creative Cloud by announcing that moving forward, all hardware updates will be tightly integrated with the Adobe … [Read more...]

David Fincher Says No To Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director David Fincher has reportedly dropped out of Sony's Steve Jobs biopic. According to THR, the Fight Club filmmaker's excessive demands, including a huge $10 million upfront fee, has resulted in the studio looking for a new helmer. Recently it was reported … [Read more...]

Is ABC Close To Greenlighting Marvel TV Series Agent Carter?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s lackluster reception, though it has improved recently, with episodes tying into Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the studio seems unfazed in its bid to take over television. Deadline is reporting that project Agent … [Read more...]

AJA Releases First Footage Shot with CION 4K Production Camera

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Video Brochure highlights features and shows first images By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a video brochure that highlights many of its features, AJA has released the first video footage from their new AJA CION 4K Production camera. Capable of shooting in high frame rate and with ProRes 4444, … [Read more...]

Relativity Media takes on Disney with Maker Studios bid

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(Reuters) Privately held film and TV studio Relativity Media has offered up to $1.1 billion to buy Maker Studios, whose shareholders are scheduled to vote on Tuesday on a bid by the Walt Disney Co, according to a letter provided to Reuters. Relativity offered $525 million in cash and stock to … [Read more...]

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