Nokia Has A Cool Virtual Reality Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although Nokia's trials and tribulations with the mobile phone business continue to vex Microsoft, that doesn't mean that they aren't innovating. Taking lessons learned from the fantastic cameras in their mobile phones, and standing on the shoulders of Virtual Reality … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 6: How To Communicate With Actors

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The first five parts of our Directing Actors series dealt exclusively with pre-production and now we’re nearing the end of the series. You may think it’s strange that I haven’t talked much about actually communicating with your actor on set, but that’s … [Read more...]

Canon’s New Full-Frame Camera Sees In The Dark

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ISO Reaches an astonishing 4,000,000 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) See now this is what I've been talking about. If you're going to take the time to develop a new camera, don't just rest on your laurels and give us more of the same with a few new "fins," advance your designs. Push the envelope. … [Read more...]

Former Top Gear Trio Head To Amazon Prime

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After the infamous fracas with a producer, BBC abruptly ended their partnership with Jeremy Clarkson, who was credited with reinvigorating the Top Gear brand into a worldwide phenomenon for the last 13 years. With him, his two co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond … [Read more...]

Do You Really Need To Upgrade To A Better Camera?

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Filmmaker explains why he's still happy with his Canon T3i By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I know I may be shooting myself in my collective foot here, but every once in awhile, we need to showcase a story that offers perspective. Yes, I'm a gear hound. Yes, I like to play with toys, and yes, I … [Read more...]

Retrospective: How Waterworld Nearly Swallowed Kevin Costner’s Career

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The stories behind Hollywood's most troubled productions are legendary and often more interesting than the movies themselves. One of the most infamous pictures ever made is Kevin Costner's Waterworld (1995) - which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this … [Read more...]

Chris Pine To Play Steve Trevor In Wonder Woman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There were rumors a while back that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were interested in hiring Chris Pine to play love interest Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman. Those rumors turned into Warners wanting him to play Hal Jordan in the upcoming … [Read more...]

Gambit Film In Trouble As Channing Tatum May Exit

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It was only a couple of weeks ago when Channing Tatum showed up at the end of the X-Men: Apocalypse panel at the San Diego Comic-Con to take a selfie of the largest cast assembled on the Hall H stage, consisting of X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, and … [Read more...]

NASA Shows Off First Footage From RED DRAGON Cameras On The ISS

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4K and 6K Streams coming from earth orbit By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last week, we celebrated the 46th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, and I remember it like it was yesterday. As a kid, with my nose practically up against my family's new console color TV, I remember being both … [Read more...]

TV Broadcast Still Dominant In Spite Of Streaming Popularity

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though cable cutting is all the fashion, and streaming from Netflix pretty much can slow your internet connection down to a collective crawl after dinner, the simple fact of the matter is that the big four TV networks haven't really suffered for it. Why? Three … [Read more...]

Panasonic’s GH4 YAGH Pro Audio & Video Interface Gets A Price Cut

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it was first announced, I have to admit, I was stunned by the price of the Panasonic GH4's optional YAGH pro audio and video interface. At $2100, it was nearly $500 more than the GH4 itself. Even though it could record at-bit 4:2:2 with built-in time code, and … [Read more...]

TV Script Contest Looking for New Pilot Ideas

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Pilot season may be over for 2015, but that's not stopping Hollywood from looking forward to 2016, and the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest is an ideal way to get your original idea before agents and executives before next year. … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta

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Changes name of suite to DaVinci Resolve Studio By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Making good on their promise to release the 12th generation of DaVinci Resolve with a full blown non linear editor, Blackmagic released their color correction utility in Beta today and officially crowned it a heavier … [Read more...]

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow Was The Gateway Drug To Hollywood’s Effects Heavy Future

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In the mid-2000s I sat in a theater and watched an awesome film called Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It had the same ideas and design aesthetics of another great retro-futuristic film I loved called The Rocketeer, but cranked up to eleven. Sure, some of … [Read more...]

Indiegogo Campaign: SoloCam Turns You Into A One-Man Camera News Crew

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Personal news is more than just going online and reading your RSS feed. With the advent of the smartphone, camera apps, bluetooth microphones, and even selfie sticks, users can now make the news as well as follow it. And do it all with one simple device.  Say hello … [Read more...]

Panasonic Adds More Cameras To Their 4K Line, While Canon Sits On Its Laurels

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Canon continues to rest on its high definition laurels in the consumer realm, Panasonic has never looked back and continues to roll out one 4K camera after another. Last week they rolled out two more, which we detailed here, and could make for some solid B … [Read more...]

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