Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Fresh from the ashes of their failed merger with Comcast, Time Warner Cable may have found a better suitor in Charter Communications. The proposed sale, at a reported $195 a share (approx $55B) will make Charter/Time Warner Cable a potent force in the cable and … [Read more...]

When Crowdfunding Goes Bad, Can There Be Any Recourse?


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The really great thing about crowdfunding is that if you have an idea for a product or a movie, you can harness the power of the Internet and social media to raise the capital you need to bring your vision to life. But you had better have all your ducks in a row, and … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Goes To Cannes


Award winning films shot on Cinema Cameras By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Like Sundance before it, Cannes has had a huge presence for Blackmagic Design, with over 20 films screening and in competition that have been shot on Blackmagic cameras and/or have been color corrected on DaVinci Resolve. … [Read more...]

MIT Offers College-Level Film Classes Online For Free

MIT Open Courseware

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For every budding filmmaker, the question of whether to go to film school is almost Shakespearean. To film school or not to film school. That is the question. Some believe that going the route of Robert Rodriguez or Kevin Smith is just as good as going to film schools … [Read more...]

Mad Max: Fury Road Filmed With ARRI ALEXA, Codex External Recorders

DP John Seale with ARRI Alexa
Image Credit: Cinematographer

Digital desert shoot the first for cinematographer John Seale By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I gotta be honest, when I saw that George Miller was directing a new prequel chapter to the Mad Max saga, I wasn't too impressed. There was just something about it that said "meh" to me. But since Fury … [Read more...]

New FCC Rules Could Allow For Cable Price Hikes

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Cable companies. They just don't seem to learn. In light of more people cutting cable and looking to streaming to lower their entertainment costs, a recent FCC rule change proposal could lead to a rise in monthly subscription rates may be too tempting for cable … [Read more...]

MacVideo Drops Price of Boris Continuum Image Restoration


Another Boris app drops to $99 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) MacVideo Promo has put Boris Continuum Image Restoration on sale for $99. The image restoration app can fix a host of image issues from removing aliasing and jaggies to fixing blemishes and even dead pixels from a troublesome camera. … [Read more...]

RØDE Adds Lyre Suspension To VideoMic Pro

Rycote Rode VideoMic Pro

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a great, compact microphone for a DSLR or camcorder, but the main beef has been that it's rubber band like shock design has been the bane of its existence since those same rubber bands have had to be replaced due to stretching out. Now it … [Read more...]

Drone Company Gets Certification For Local ENG Coverage


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Claiming to be the first company in the United States to be certified by FAA under new commercial drone use rules, ArrowData will soon begin providing aerial ENG video recording to Las Vegas news organizations, under the country's first Section 333 exemption. We've … [Read more...]

Kickstarter Projects We Love: Camlet Mount


Turns Your Tablet A DSLR Field Monitor By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's been awhile since we have done a "Kickstarter Projects We Love" post, and not because we haven't been featuring camera products that are on Kickstarter either. However, the Camlet Mount is one of those products which, if … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: DIY 1000w Handheld Light For $40

Sun Blaster light

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're an indie filmmaker looking to capture a night scene, but you have a guerilla budget, a DIY 1000w portable LED light could give you tons of options for setting a moonlit scene on the go. But take head, you're DIY skills need to be turned up to 11 for this … [Read more...]

IndieVice Turns Your Smartphone Into A Cinematic Camera Platform

IndieVice in action

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) 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 up being the future of filmmaking. I don't think … [Read more...]

Filmmakers Take Jetpacks & GoPros, and Buzzed Downtown Dubai


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's Friday afternoon and time for a little fun distraction, and it comes in the guise of... well, where else? YOUTUBE. It's a cool video about Dubai, shot in 4K on a GoPro HERO4, and featuring a pair of, well, completely crazy individuals having the time of their … [Read more...]

Blind Spot Gear Offers Killer Deal On Scorpion LED Lights


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new Scorpion LED Lights are just hitting the market, and to celebrate, Blind Spot Gear is offering an incredible deal. Buy four of them, and get not one but TWO more at no extra cost. That's a savings of nearly 40%. … [Read more...]

doddle REVIEWS: Qudos Action Light For GoPro


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're shooting with a GoPro during an afternoon on the slopes, you can get some really beautiful images in the bright sunshine of a Spring day. But what if you're shooting some night skiing, or getting a shot in dark ambient conditions? What do you do then? … [Read more...]

John Lasseter: Filmmaking’s Future Is On The iPhone


Pixar Founder and Disney Creative Chief also likes the GoPro By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to making movies, John Lasseter has never been much for the traditional approach, for if he had been hand drawn animation wouldn't have gone the way of the do-do. But the chief creative … [Read more...]

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