Hackers Call Sony ‘Wise’ To Cancel The Interview; Issue Another Threat


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The FBI has announced that they believe North Korea is responsible for the massive attack against Sony Pictures. I'm still skeptical about it coming directly from North Korea, because of the infrastructure they have can't handle the amount of bandwidth needed to … [Read more...]

Sony Releases Next Firmware Update For F5 and 55


Ver. 5.0 update finally gives legit 4K path By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony has finally released version 5.0 of its F5 and F55 firmware update, which promises a legitimate path to 4K for both platforms through a paid licensing scheme. But in addition to allowing users to shoot 4K ProRes, … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Announces Teranex Firmware Update


Offers centralized control over all conversions By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design is giving Teranex users an early present for the holidays, with an update that offers centralized control of all features, plus new 12G-SDI to Quad 3G-SDI conversions up to 2160p60 on Teranex … [Read more...]

AMC Theatres Field Testing Movie Pass Subscription Progam


Can an "all you can eat" movie ticket save theaters? By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's no secret that 2015 is going to be a cinema onslaught. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the next James Bond film Spectre, Mad Max: Fury Road, Insurgent, Jurassic World, Furious … [Read more...]

Netflix Rules Out Downloading Content, Signs Deal With DISH


Offline Streaming "Never going to happen." By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As Netflix was deep into negotiations with DISH Network to provide streaming services, the streaming service denied rumors that they were considering allowing subscribers to download content to stream without an Internet … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide – Filmmaking Software


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In our first annual doddleNEWS 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, I took at look at apps for your Mac or Windows computer. The Desktop apps that every filmmaker would love to have. The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is $50 a month, but you get the entire keys to the … [Read more...]

Avid Media Composer Tutorial, Part 1: The Application Manager

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe   (doddleNEWS) So, you’ve just made your purchase of Avid Media Composer Software Subscription model, and I know you’re excited to fire it up and get started, but before you do, there are a couple of things you need to know. Our Avid Media Composer Tutorial article series … [Read more...]

New Ant-Man Details Emerge From Evangeline Lilly

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ah, I love being right! Over the years we've heard tidbits about the Ant-Man movie that was being developed by Edgar Wright over at Marvel Studios, but it seemed like Marvel wanted to establish their bigger names, such as Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, and Captain … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Megadeth’s Holiday Album With Jenny Lewis

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We ran this last year, but it's so funny, I decided it needs to come back again. Famous thrash-metal band Megadeth have released a Holiday album, just in time for Christmas! And it features singer/actress Jenny Lewis. Enjoy your weekend! … [Read more...]

Andy Serkis Reveals New Secrets From Star Wars: The Force Awakens


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) While Star Wars: The Force Awakens has had a problem with leaks during production, there's still a lot we don't know. When the teaser trailer premiered there were surprising elements most of us didn't see coming, and we still don't know who three-pronged lightsaber … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X Makes Storyboards Automagically


Placeholder templates in Final Cut Pro X help frame shots By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I hadn't drawn since third grade, and then I visited Disneyland and sat in on the Disney Animation Academy. I learned that we make drawing a lot harder than it needs to be, and if we just focused on basic … [Read more...]

Convergent Design Releases New External 4K Recorder


Odyssey 7Q+ Offers UHD in ProRes via HDMI By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The transition to ultra high definition is picking up steam now that external 4K video recorders are hitting the market, and are giving cameras like the Sony α7s full 4K options. Convergent Design is joining the party with … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: The First 10 Pages

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNews) The first act of a standard three-act movie is used to introduce the audience to the story and the characters, in the most interesting way possible. The first 10 pages of a script, which equates to the first 10 minutes of the movie, are the most important. Why are … [Read more...]

Photo: Chris Pratt Hanging Out With His Raptor In Jurassic World

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ever since the news broke out that Jurassic World would involve a dinosaur hybrid made from a tyrannosaurus rex, a raptor, a snake, and a cuttlefish, I've kept a weary eye on it. For me, the worst part was that Chris Pratt's character Owen would have trained … [Read more...]

Gore Verbinski, Steve Carell’s North Korea Thriller Cancelled

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) And that's what we call a 'two-fer.' Not content with canceling just one film that centers on North Korea, Hollywood has gone ahead and cancelled another one being developed by Gore Verbinski and written by Steve Conrad, for Steve Carell, who had a stunning … [Read more...]

The Actor Neil Gaiman Thinks Should Play The Sandman


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the most unfilmable comic book series of all time -- after David Mack's Kabuki, in my humble opinion -- is The Sandman by Neil Gaiman and an amazing group of artists. Over the years, there have been many attempts to bring it to the big screen, and every … [Read more...]

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