John Stamos Pushing For Full House Revival

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. could be betting big with a revival of sitcom Full House, which may star some of the original cast. Variety reports that actor John Stamos is pushing for the project which will follow other nostalgic reboots such as Disney's Boy Meets World spin-off, … [Read more...]

Shane Hurlbut Looks Back On Filming Act Of Valor

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Movie shot on DSLRs with real bullets is a valuable case study By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Speaking at an Adobe event on tips and tricks, Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut took a look back recently on the film Act of Valor, which he shot using the Canon 5D Mk. II almost exclusively. The film was … [Read more...]

California Subsidy Deal Could Triple Existing Program For Filmmaking

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But can it save Hollywood from Runaway Production? By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Under a deal made in the California capital city, the tax break program for motion picture production could effectively be tripled, in the hopes of bringing billions of dollars in production back to the Golden … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 11 – A Review: Part 1

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Let's take a look at Blackmagic Design's new version of DaVinci Resolve. The color-grading software is now a non-linear editor. When I would hear about Blackmagic Design a few years ago, my first thought was really good signal converters and capture technology … [Read more...]

Captain America 3: Russo Brothers Give New Information, Story Teases

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Avengers: Age of Ultron is still just under a year away, and Ant-Man only recently went into production, and yet we're starting to hear news of Marvel's first 2016 property, Captain America 3. More than that Anthony and Joe Russo, who are returning to the … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS Tech: A Feature in Your Pocket

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Devin Lawrence and Mark LaFleur become the first to shoot a feature on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Join host James DeRuvo as he gets a behind the scenes look at "Sympathy Said The Shark," on this episode of doddleTALKS Tech.   … [Read more...]

New Star Wars Rebels Short Released Featuring Zeb

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Lucasfilm and Disney XD have released a third Star Wars Rebels short film with this one centering on the character Zeb. The previous two shorts were about Sabine & Kanan, and Hera & Chopper. That means the only character left to get their own short film is … [Read more...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie ‘Maggie’ Picked up by Lionsgate; Nixed from TIFF

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the more curious films Arnold Schwarzenegger has been attached to is the zombie film Maggie. Unlike most post-apocalyptic zombie films, this one focuses on the relationship between a father and his daughter, who has been infected with a virus that's slowly … [Read more...]

New Walking Dead Teasers And Pictures

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are few things that are certain in life: spring will come again, the sun will rise in the morning, and brutal things will go on in AMC's The Walking Dead. Things weren't looking up for Rick Grimes and his band once they arrived at Terminus, at the end of last … [Read more...]

Shane Hurlbut Takes His Act On The Road

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Illumination Experience to Teach Filmmakers the art of lighting By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the success of Vince LaForet's Directing Motion Tour, it looks like more filmmakers are poised to get into the game and take their act on the road. Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, for … [Read more...]

What is BitTorrent and How Can Filmmakers Take Advantage of It for Distribution?

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It's not just for piracy anymore By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, the file sharing protocol known as "BitTorrent" passed ten million users worldwide. Now before you think that's ten million pirates working together all around the world to kill Hollywood, that's not necessarily what's … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm a fan of the Lord of the Rings saga both in film and book form. I've read both it and The Hobbit, and even some of the extra books such as the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Of them, The Hobbit is by far my favorite book. It's a short, fast paced … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To As Above/So Below Extended Red-Band Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are types of films that I am not a fan of. Horror movies can be pretty dumb, and not in a fun way (see: Thankskilling for a hilariously awful horror film), while found footage shaky-cam movies tend to be pretty obnoxious. As Above/So Below is a shaky-cam … [Read more...]

Keaton on form in Venice festival opener “Birdman”

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By Michael Roddy - VENICE (Reuters) Michael Keaton opened the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday starring in "Birdman" as a washed-up actor of superhero movies trying to make a comeback, a bit like the former "Batman" star himself who gives the festival an opening lift. The film by Mexican … [Read more...]

Google buys video-processing service provider Zync Render

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(Reuters) Google Inc said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness." Rendering is the process of generating an image from a 2D or 3D model, or models, using computer programs. Zync provides online tools to render … [Read more...]

TiVo results beat estimates on strong subscriber growth

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(Reuters) Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue due to strong growth in subscribers through cable TV partners such as Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain, and Com Hem AB in Sweden. TiVo's subscriptions rose by a third to 4.8 million in … [Read more...]

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