LEGO Fan Creates Pacific Rim-Like Interface To Control Robots


Exosuit creates control of Lego Robot By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The interesting thing about the film Pacific Rim wasn't that it had giant kaijus attacking the world, or that there were huge robots to fight them. It was the unique neuro interface that seemed too science fiction (aka, The … [Read more...]

Visual Storytelling Workshop Set For 32 City Tour


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you missed Shane Hurlbut's Illimination Tour, or Vince LaForet's Directing Motion Workshop, or even Ryan Connolly's two day intensive, there's another workshop coming up that will show filmmakers how to tell a story the Saturday Night Live way. And it's coming to a … [Read more...]

Nokia Has A Cool Virtual Reality Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although Nokia's trials and tribulations with the mobile phone business continue to vex Microsoft, that doesn't mean that they aren't innovating. Taking lessons learned from the fantastic cameras in their mobile phones, and standing on the shoulders of Virtual Reality … [Read more...]

Canon’s New Full-Frame Camera Sees In The Dark


ISO Reaches an astonishing 4,000,000 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) See now this is what I've been talking about. If you're going to take the time to develop a new camera, don't just rest on your laurels and give us more of the same with a few new "fins," advance your designs. Push the envelope. … [Read more...]

Do You Really Need To Upgrade To A Better Camera?

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Filmmaker explains why he's still happy with his Canon T3i By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I know I may be shooting myself in my collective foot here, but every once in awhile, we need to showcase a story that offers perspective. Yes, I'm a gear hound. Yes, I like to play with toys, and yes, I … [Read more...]

RED Teams Up With Surfer Magazine For REDirect Competition


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED has once again partnered with Surfer Magazine to give a dozen filmmaker surfers the opportunity to shoot a short film about the sport they love. All twelve received RED EPIC DRAGON kits, and you can see and vote on their short films right now. … [Read more...]

Getting Your PC Ready For Windows 10


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Over the last two weeks, you may have noticed a white Windows icon hanging out in the system tray of your Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine. If you clicked on it, you were invited to reserve for yourself a free copy of Windows 10, which is set to roll out today. And if … [Read more...]

Panasonic DVX200 Has Some Nice Dynamic Range in Test Footage


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Panasonic announced the DVX200 at NAB, I have to be honest, I thought it was kind of a yawner. Just another 4K camcorder filling a rapidly crowded ultra high definition category. But now that we finally have some test footage for it, I have to say, in the hands … [Read more...]

NASA Shows Off First Footage From RED DRAGON Cameras On The ISS


4K and 6K Streams coming from earth orbit By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last week, we celebrated the 46th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, and I remember it like it was yesterday. As a kid, with my nose practically up against my family's new console color TV, I remember being both … [Read more...]

Panasonic’s GH4 YAGH Pro Audio & Video Interface Gets A Price Cut


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it was first announced, I have to admit, I was stunned by the price of the Panasonic GH4's optional YAGH pro audio and video interface. At $2100, it was nearly $500 more than the GH4 itself. Even though it could record at-bit 4:2:2 with built-in time code, and … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta


Changes name of suite to DaVinci Resolve Studio By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Making good on their promise to release the 12th generation of DaVinci Resolve with a full blown non linear editor, Blackmagic released their color correction utility in Beta today and officially crowned it a heavier … [Read more...]

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow Was The Gateway Drug To Hollywood’s Effects Heavy Future


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In the mid-2000s I sat in a theater and watched an awesome film called Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It had the same ideas and design aesthetics of another great retro-futuristic film I loved called The Rocketeer, but cranked up to eleven. Sure, some of … [Read more...]

Vimeo Kills Tip Jar Donations to Focus on Video on Demand


Video on Demand not affected By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vimeo has quietly removed a feature that would allow users to request a "tip" to financially reward the creator.  But according to the video portal (which is aimed primarily at professional filmmakers), the Tip Jar is now a bit … [Read more...]

Indiegogo Campaign: SoloCam Turns You Into A One-Man Camera News Crew


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Personal news is more than just going online and reading your RSS feed. With the advent of the smartphone, camera apps, bluetooth microphones, and even selfie sticks, users can now make the news as well as follow it. And do it all with one simple device.  Say hello … [Read more...]

Will Your FitBit Cause Drones To Fly Away?

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Wireless communications interrupted within range By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We all know that when flying your drones, a good checklist is the best defense against having your UAV fly away from you. But what if I told you that you could do all that, and you could still lose your UAV thanks to … [Read more...]

Panasonic Adds More Cameras To Their 4K Line, While Canon Sits On Its Laurels


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Canon continues to rest on its high definition laurels in the consumer realm, Panasonic has never looked back and continues to roll out one 4K camera after another. Last week they rolled out two more, which we detailed here, and could make for some solid B … [Read more...]

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