Bayhem: Michael Bay’s RED Helium 8K Camera Makes Us Green With Envy

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As Michael Bay continues to shoot the fifth installment of the Transformer's saga, The Last Knight, the awesome director has taken some time off to shoot a Victoria Secret ad, and to show everyone his new RED Helium 8K camera, affectionately known as "Bayhem." And … [Read more...]

Tilt-Shift Coming to Video With Lensbaby Movie Maker Kit II

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A few years ago Lensbaby released a series of lenses that were curated for filmmakers called the Movie Maker Kit, which offered soft-focus, fish-eye, and other effects lenses for video. Now they've finally put together a sequel with the Movie Maker Kit II, which … [Read more...]

Rumored Panasonic GH5 Specs Leaked, Still 4K

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well that didn't take long. Almost as if Panasonic wanted to steal Canon's thunder. But the rumored specs for the Panasonic GH5 have allegedly leaked onto the Internet and although it isn't going beyond 4K as previously thought, it is bringing 10-bit 4:2:2 … [Read more...]

Rotolight Anova PRO Introduces Revolutionary Visual Lighting Effects

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight has just announced the revolutionary new LED light called the Anova PRO. The feature set on this light is pretty breathtaking, and should save filmmakers, videographers, photographers, and cinematographers time and … [Read more...]

Gross Talk: Summer’s 2016 Movie Budgets Vs. Box Office

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Like the medal-laden Olympian Michael Phelps, Disney's Finding Dory took the gold in this summer's race to #1, accruing $478.5 million in the domestic box office. However, 2016's summer (summer being defined as the first Friday in May through the Labor Day weekend), … [Read more...]

New SmallHD Firmware For Entire Production Monitor Line

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) SmallHD's line of production monitors is getting an update that will expand their capabilities with HDR, as well as streamlining overall architecture other housekeeping functions. Those filming in LOG won't be left out in the cold now, either. … [Read more...]

Sony Debuts The New HXR-NX5R Camcorder

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has announced a new camcorder in its NXCAM product line with the HXR-NX5R. The full HD (1080p) camera is primarily positioned for journalists, documentarians, webcasters, and professionals. It features enhancements and upgrades over its predecessors, which … [Read more...]

Canon Announces EOS 5D Mark IV 4K DSLR

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Update: We've added videos towards the end of the article. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Finally. It was generally considered vaporware for the last two years, and in doubt once the 5D S/R series came out, and now, the long awaited 5D Mark IV has been announced. And it finally has 4K and a … [Read more...]

Character Animator Goes Live With New Adobe Creative Cloud Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For their summer update, Adobe has quietly rolled out a bevy of new features to Creative Cloud that they promise will "take your creativity to the next level." Most of these updates were previewed last Spring at NAB and applications like Adobe Character Animator are … [Read more...]

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Shot In 4K & HFR, Will Debut At New York Film Fest

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ang Lee's new drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, filmed at 120 frames per second in ultra high definition, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 14. An adaptation of a Ben Fountain novel, the story centers on an Iraq war veteran … [Read more...]

CineChopper University’s Free Webinar On New FAA Drone Regulations

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new FAA Rules have us all thinking about how we can best fly our drones and still get the best aerial shots possible, while at the same time not land in hot water with local authorities. But many may be operating according to their own rules or a misunderstanding … [Read more...]

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...]

Canon 5D MK IV Specifications Leak Out Onto The Net [Updated]

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UPDATE (08/18/2016): Another spec leak which includes images of the camera have surfaced. GPS and WiFi have been confirmed along with a 30.4mp sensor.  The FPS rate we reported is correct but now we know it will also be 4:2:2 with 8bit 500mbps MJPEG. Finally, the camera will have an ISO of 100 to … [Read more...]