Vimeo Opens Custom Video On Demand Portals For Premium Content Creators

Vimeo On Demand

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vimeo has created custom video on demand portals for long form content which could point to a move to get into more streaming television partnerships. And what's interesting about it is, that Vimeo seems to be trying to paint the image that ad supported content is a … [Read more...]

AVID To Give Pro Tools Away For Free


Lite version will come in time for Ver. 12 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) To celebrate the upcoming release of Pro Tools 12, AVID announced this week that they will be offering a lite version of the popular audio editing software as a free download. Mirroring the strategy that Blackmagic has … [Read more...]

Babylon 5 Creator To Write Red Mars Series For Spike TV


J. Michael Straczynski to adapt Red Mars By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Science fiction and fantasy seems to be en vogue again and is hitting both the big and small screens hard. Series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, and movies like Guardians of the Galaxy have taught Hollywood … [Read more...]

BREAKING: DreamWorks Animation Closing PDI, Layoffs Announced


500 Animators get Pink Slips in cost saving move By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) News broke late today that DreamWorks Animation will formally close the doors of Pacific Data Images (PDI) after thirty years of producing such animated hits as Shrek 1-3, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and providing … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Virtual Reality, Surface Hub, & Windows 10 Update


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Microsoft made some interesting announcements out of the blue that are going to go after several different product categories including a Surface Hub for your TV, Cortana - a digital assistant for Windows 10, interaction with XBox games, and HoloLens, a wireless … [Read more...]

Simon Pegg To Co-Write Star Trek 3!


Great new for Star Trek 3! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Beam me up for this one! Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the rebooted Star Trek films, has been tapped to co-write the screenplay for the next movie with along with Doug Jung. This was first reported by Deadline. I'll admit, I … [Read more...]

Batman Rumored To Appear In Suicide Squad


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) David Ayer has put together a pretty impressive cast for his Suicide Squad film. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, and ... Ben Affleck?! Well, that's the rumor anyway. According to Forbes, Affleck will dawn the … [Read more...]

Fox Considering More 24 Without Kiefer Sutherland


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are some shows that you can't see work without its main character, and Fox's 24 certainly fits that bill. But at the TCA panel, Fox co-chairman/CEO Dana Walden confirmed that there could be a season of the show without Kiefer Sutherland starring. Here's what … [Read more...]

Lenses: Renting vs. Buying


Film Riot's Ryan Connolly Offers His Take By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to buying lenses or renting them, Film Riot's Ryan Connolly's attitude is that cinema primes are so insanely expensive, that it really doesn't make financial sense to buy them. That doesn't mean you shouldn't … [Read more...]

American Sniper Enjoys a $100 Million Weekend


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) $100 million dollars. Remember when that was a successful run of a blockbuster summer film? Not anymore. Because now $100 million weekends for epic tent-poles are more or less the norm ... unless you're film is stuck with a January release window. But American Sniper, … [Read more...]

New Details On When And Where Deadpool Is Filming


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there ever was good casting in a bad superhero movie, it was Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. So good in fact that even though the film was disappointing, Fox was prepping a Deadpool spinoff starring Reynolds. If there … [Read more...]

Visual Effects Artists Throw In The Towel

A Day Without Visual Effects

VFX Guild drops legal challenges due to lack of funding By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Citing the lack of donations to mount legal challenges against tax subsidies that lure visual effects work overseas, a cadre of visual effects artists that have given face to the ongoing crisis that Hollywood … [Read more...]

8 Movies Debuted In IMAX Up For Oscars, What It Means


With box office grosses down, IMAX gives audiences a reason to leave the home theater By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) IMAX premiered its large scale screen during Expo 1970 in Osaka, Japan, but you can trace its roots a few years back to the 1960's, which used multiple projectors to create a … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Heading To The Silver Screen


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is moving from streaming original content to projecting original features on the big screen. The new feature film division will be helmed by independent producer Ted Hope (The Ice Storm, 21 Grams), who recently left Fandor to take the gig. Amazon plans … [Read more...]

Odyssey 7Q Monitor Recorders Get 4K Firmware Update


ProRes Now records 4K Raw By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Convergent Design has been a bit quiet of late, after releasing their award winning Odyssey 7Q and 7D+ 4K monitor recorders in 2013, it's been spending its time tweaking the firmware and expanding the Odyssey 7's capability in the 4K … [Read more...]

Filming For Steve Jobs Biopic Will Begin At Childhood Home

Steve Jobs

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Aaron Sorkin-written, Danny Boyle-directed, Michael Fassbender-starring Steve Jobs biopic is finally going into production. The film has had a really rocky road to get in front of cameras, not only did its original director drop out, but its original stars and … [Read more...]

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