Kevin Feige: Spider-Man Film Inspired By John Hughes; Hints At Villain

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spider-Man is being rebooted for the big screen for the second time in less than half a decade, and up to its third version since 2007, as newcomer Tom Holland assumes the role of Spidey. The difference this time is that he's being added to the roster of the … [Read more...]

Updated: IndieVice On Kickstarter, Turns Your Smartphone Into A Cinematic Camera Platform

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) UPDATE: IndieVice is now live on Kickstarter. We cover a lot of mobile filmmaking here because, well let's face it, the iPhone is an extremely powerful tool. It's the Swiss Army Knife of the tech world. And some, like Disney CCO John Lasseter, believe it could end … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding 101: Why Campaigns Fail


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When filmmakers engage in a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for their next project, chances are, those first few campaigns are going to fail. Why? Well, it's largely due to mistakes made that are based on misconceptions, and according to Seed & Spark's Emily … [Read more...]

Benicio Del Toro May Not Return For Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

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His Collector may not appear in Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, but perhaps another MCU film By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Guardians of the Galaxy introduced a lot of bizarre elements into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the extremely odd Taneleer Tivan, better known as The Collector, … [Read more...]

Vimeo Announces Cameo Mobile Video Editing App


by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to mobile filmmaking, the mobile phone or tablet is an incredible filmmaking tool. Granted, most of the apps available are written for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, and that may be a frustrating thing for Android fans. But there's no denying that … [Read more...]

Cinematography 101 – Samyang Optics: Affordable Lenses For Filmmakers


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When we wrote our post about lenses that indie filmmakers could afford, a reader wanted to draw our attention to Samyang Optics. Samyang is a Korean lens manufacturer that started with optical equipment, such as security and closed circuit TV cameras. Now they've dove … [Read more...]

Jurassic World Continues To Break Box Office Records!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Everyone expect the Colin Trevorrow-directed Jurassic World to do well in theaters, but I don't think anyone expected it to do this well! The film just crossed $1 billion at the global box office in a record 13 days, beating the previous record holder, Furious 7, … [Read more...]

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige Explains Comic-Con Absence

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last Spring, the news came down that Marvel was going to skip San Diego Comic-Con, leaving a gap wide open in Hall H. Fans were saddened that they won't be able to see their favorite actors hyping the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Marvel President Kevin Feige has … [Read more...]

Batman & Green Lantern Film Rumors Surface

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is just around the corner, which means rumors of superhero films are going to be rampant up until the show. With Marvel Studios being a no show, this may be Warner Bros' time to shine, and really knock the doors off of audiences … [Read more...]

Independence Day Resurgence: What We Learned From The Live Stream

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last night, director Roland Emmerich took to the stage of a live-cast press conference from the set of the new Independence Day sequel, and revealed the official title: Independence Day Resurgence. Not bad, but it does sound like a video game. The Independence … [Read more...]

Film Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash


View image | By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are few composers who are as influential on what a film soundtrack should sound like, as James Horner was. He shockingly died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was known for everything from epic science-fiction … [Read more...]

Cinematography 101: Lenses Indie Filmmakers Can Afford


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Low budget filmmakers and cinematographers often scour the local thrift store for unwanted 35mm DSLR lenses for filming needs, and hey, it's a good option for some. One can even "declick" them to make the lenses more cinematic. But there are affordable cinema lenses … [Read more...]

Taylor Swift Speaks, Apple Music Reverses Policy On Royalties

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Will Pay Artists during 90 day free trial of Apple Music By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Make no mistake, Taylor Swift has power in the music industry. Not just because she could win just about every Grammy in her category (and has), or that she has a devoted cadre of fans, or that her music … [Read more...]

What’s The Deal With A Solo Hulk Film?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) During the press tour for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner/Hulk, spoke about the possibility of a solo film, and the problems getting one off the ground. According to the actor, Universal Pictures still retains the rights to the … [Read more...]

Star Trek Uncharted: Fan Asked To Pitch New TV Series To Paramount


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sure, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot has a lock on producing Star Trek as a film franchise for the foreseeable future, even though J.J. has jumped to a galaxy far, far away. But while Star Trek 3 promises to remain true to the original series, there's a move within Paramount … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 9: Workspaces


A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) If you’ve decided to make “The Switch” to Premiere Pro CC, you are going to want the smoothest transition possible.  Any time you make a change in NLE’s, most people think there’s going to be a massive learning … [Read more...]

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