Legion M Debuts As World’s First Crowdfunded Movie Studio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When crowdfunding became popular, independent filmmakers had a tool by which to secure the hardest part of the filmmaking process, the money. One major portal, Seed&Spark, is completely dedicated to the filmmaking process. So it was only a matter of time before a … [Read more...]

BitTorrent Now Gives Creators 70% Of Streaming Ad Revenue

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you hear the word BitTorrent, you automatically think of file sharing, and by extension, piracy (especially when it comes to Game of Thrones). But the majority of BitTorrent's traffic is for legitimate file sharing and transfer activity. One of the main uses for … [Read more...]

AddMotion Plugin For Final Cut Pro X On Sale

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) OSM AddMotion for Final Cut Pro X is a great utility for creating animated stills, graphics, and text all without keyframes. The utility works simply by adding an effect to a still graphic and then changing the parameters. Available exclusively from FxFactory … [Read more...]

Digital Bolex Closing Shop June 30th, Support To Continue

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After five years of camera development and manufacturing, the independent minded Digital Bolex will stop selling cameras effective June 30th, 2016, with only one design under its belt. While the creators ran into many problems, including supply chain and cost … [Read more...]

Apple Discontinues The Thunderbolt Display

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Apple officially announced that they are discontinuing their Thunderbolt Display. The writing has been on the wall for some tim,e since the monitor hasn't been upgraded to the new thinner iMac 5K-style design, and a stagnating design usually spells trouble. New … [Read more...]

FAA Approves Drones For Journalism

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The FAA has just approved a change to their commercial drone flight rules that would allow the use of drones for television, newspaper, and online journalism. This not only will change the way news is covered, but it will make capturing that bird's-eye-view of … [Read more...]

Contest: Use Danny Elfman’s Special Scores In Your Next Short Film

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Admit it. Who wouldn't want Danny Elfman to score their next film? Outside of John Williams or Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead), I know he's on my personal short list. But who could afford him? Well, now you can, thanks to the Danny Elfman Project, and you can win a … [Read more...]

ILMxLab, Magic Leap Make Strides With Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last year, the news broke that ILMxLab was working on real time motion capture and virtual reality that could drastically cut down the time needed to do motion capture in filmmaking. A year later, in a partnership with Weta Digital and Magic Leap (which Google is an … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces New Video Tools for Creative Cloud

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe announced new post production tools for filmmakers within the Creative Cloud. The new features were previewed this past April at NAB 2016, and cover enhancements for Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC, and Character Animator. Let's take a look at … [Read more...]

FAA Finalizes Drone Rules

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Moving into the sophomore year of regulation for using the commercial use of drones, the Department of Transportation and the FAA have finalized their rules with a few changes. … [Read more...]

Mashable Buys CineFix To Expand Streaming Reach

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The multi-platform media company, Mashable, has made a huge move by acquiring CineFix. Aimed square at movie fans, both channels not only have similar shows, but have recently traded personnel. So it was only a matter of time before they became one voice. … [Read more...]

Parrot Offers Discounts On Its Drones

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Declaring the summer of 2016 as "It's Flying Season," drone manufacturer Parrot wants everyone to get into the drone craze, so they're offering discounts of up to 30% off through July 4th to make getting into a UAV extremely affordable. … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: RICOH THETA S 360° Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're thinking about getting into 360° video, but you aren't sure you want to invest in six GoPros, plus their new $1500 Omni housing, then you may want to look into the Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera. At a price of about $350, the RICOH THETA S is a solid entry … [Read more...]

Panasonic & Leica’s New Four Thirds Prime 12mm F1.4 Lens

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're a GH4 or even a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera user, you can rejoice, because Panasonic has joined forces with Leica to add a new Lumix DG Summilux Prime lens to its growing line of micro four-thirds primes. … [Read more...]

Sling TV Offers Great Deal On Apple TV To Push Service

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Thanks to a new update of tvOS, Apple TV users will be able to subscribe to Sling TV's live streaming service. And to get the word out, they're offering Apple's latest 'hockey puck' for only $89 (normally $149) when you subscribe. … [Read more...]

Panasonic Updates Firmware For VariCam 35

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looks like this week is firmware week, as another manufacturer has come out with an update to improve camera performance. This time, it's Panasonic, which has boosted the capabilities of the VariCam 35 with ver. 6.0 of the camera's system software. … [Read more...]