Mokacam: World’s Smallest 4K Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You really know you're onto something, when you're doing a crowdfunding campaign for your camera on Indiegogo and you've nearly tripled your campaign budget and you still have a month to go. That's been the allure of Mokacam, the world's smallest 4K camera. Could this … [Read more...]

HitFilm 4 Pro: Affordable Post-Production Workflow

hitfilm 4 pro

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're looking for a leg up from Elements to expand your post-production workflow, but you don't want to be bogged down by a monthly subscription, or can't afford thousands of dollars for a complete editing and compositing suite, then HitFilm Pro is a great deal … [Read more...]

Doctor Strange Officially Begins Production

doctor strange

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I really can't believe the amount of characters Marvel is introducing in the next few years. Black Panther, the Carol Danvers Captain Marvel, and The Inhumans, among others. One of the weirdest (pun!) character they're bringing to the screen is Doctor … [Read more...]

Producer’s Best Friend Is Your Answer To Reporting Hell

Producers Best Friend

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You know what's not sexy? Reports. Especially at the end of a project when your tired and have forgotten what sleep is. Unfortunately, they're also important. Fortunately, if you cut a project on Final Cut Pro X there's an easier way of taking the tedious work … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Filmmaking Software & Assets

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year many software and media assets are being slashed to the bone in order to get filmmakers to think about spending less on hardware this holiday and more on their digital assets. So this is our 2015 Doddle Holiday Gift List for digital tools to … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Mobile Filmmaking Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year. Time for doddleNEWS' Holiday Gift Guide series for 2015. Just like last year, we're going to start off with mobile filmmaking apps. With the release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, filmmakers now have 4K right out of the box, and the 6S Plus … [Read more...]

Holiday Bundle From MacVideo: Boris Graffiti, Others 80% Off!


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Just after Thanksgiving we see some pretty insane sales on gifts, thanks to two words ... Black Friday. And for the holidays, MacVideo Promo is getting insane with a deal on a trio of software apps and service that users can add to their quivers, including Boris … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Jessica Jones — Season One

Jessica Jones

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the past couple of years the general consensus regarding live action superheroes is that Marvel knows how to do films, and DC knows how to do television. Then Daredevil came along proving a Marvel television show can blow DC out of the water. With Jessica … [Read more...]

Tascam DR-701D: 6-Track Field Recorder For DSLR

Tascam DR-701D

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With the advent of DSLRs for video, and now phone cameras that can shoot up to 4K video, filmmakers have been given a revolutionary tool for low budget movie making. Field recorders, however, haven't really kept up all that well. One of the major players in the … [Read more...]

Newtek Lowers Lightwave Production Suite Price Through November


By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Newtek, the makers of Lightwave and Tricaster, have lowered the price of the Lightwave Production Suite through November 30, 2015. Lightwave Production Suite consists of Lightwave 2015, NevronMotion and ChronoSculpt. Ligthtwave 2015 consists of 3D modeling, … [Read more...]

Beware Of Drone Registration Scams


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The FAA wants you to register your drone, but it doesn't want you to do it just yet. In fact, they're warning you not to ... at least for now. Why? Because there's a registration scam going on out there which could cost you some money if you fall for it. … [Read more...]

Atomos: New Open Standard Picked Up By Ikegami


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Fresh on the heals of their new Shogun Studio rack based monitor recorders, Atomos has joined forces with broadcast camera maker Ikegami to expand the toolkit of ultra high definition with an open source 4K standard based on SDI. … [Read more...]

Bruce Willis, Mark Millar Respond To Fan’s Die Hard Pitch Ad


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Die Hard fan and independent filmmaker Eric D. Wilkinson recently took out a full page advertisement in The Hollywood Reporter to pitch an idea for the upcoming Die Hard: Year One film currently in development. In the pitch, Wilkinson suggests dropping the … [Read more...]

Pond5’s Photobomb Contest: Win A DJI Drone!

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Want a DJI Drone of your very own? Sure you could just go out and buy one but wouldn't it be way more fun to goof around in Photoshop and win one? That's exactly what Pond5 is offering with their new Photobomb Contest! The rules are pretty simple, per … [Read more...]

Disney Research Changing CGI with Pair of 3D Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Disney Research never stops. Like its Imagineering cousin, the software r&d arm of the Mouse House has broken new ground with motion capture, automatic editing, and high dynamic range video capture that makes the most of what is quickly becoming the most exciting … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Announces Color Up Contest Winners

FilmConvert Color Up Film Competition 2015

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Contests for filmmakers to show off their skills are all over the internet, and FilmConvert has gotten in on the fun with their annual Color Up Film Competion, and the winners have been announced! The competition, which is aimed at showing off your color correction … [Read more...]