Holiday Bundle From MacVideo: Boris Graffiti, Others 80% Off!


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Just after Thanksgiving we see some pretty insane sales on gifts, thanks to two words ... Black Friday. And for the holidays, MacVideo Promo is getting insane with a deal on a trio of software apps and service that users can add to their quivers, including Boris … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Is your favorite filmmaker wanting to delve in making virtual reality and 360° videos, there are some great holiday gifts to get them started. … [Read more...]

Felicia Day Joining MST3K Cast


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With nostalgia in overload, as the Veronica Mars feature film, Super Troopers 2, and others returned via crowdfunding, it's no surprise MST3K got onboard. Reaching the half way point, the popular science fiction movie comedy show is rapidly approaching $3 million, … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Mobile Filmmaking Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year. Time for doddleNEWS' Holiday Gift Guide series for 2015. Just like last year, we're going to start off with mobile filmmaking apps. With the release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, filmmakers now have 4K right out of the box, and the 6S Plus … [Read more...]

Tascam DR-701D: 6-Track Field Recorder For DSLR

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With the advent of DSLRs for video, and now phone cameras that can shoot up to 4K video, filmmakers have been given a revolutionary tool for low budget movie making. Field recorders, however, haven't really kept up all that well. One of the major players in the … [Read more...]

Amazon Announces Cloud-Based Screenwriting App

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you want to build a cache of original content for your Prime members to enjoy, you can go the traditional Hollywood method, or you can go see what else is out there and help them grow into the role. That's what Amazon Studios has been doing, working to make it … [Read more...]

Newtek Lowers Lightwave Production Suite Price Through November


By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Newtek, the makers of Lightwave and Tricaster, have lowered the price of the Lightwave Production Suite through November 30, 2015. Lightwave Production Suite consists of Lightwave 2015, NevronMotion and ChronoSculpt. Ligthtwave 2015 consists of 3D modeling, … [Read more...]

Advertisers Look To Cash In On Virtual Reality, But How?


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With virtual reality and 360 degree videos (and apparently, there's a difference) becoming the cinematic flavor of the month, advertisers are looking to cash in on the trend by positioning themselves with exclusive content and sponsorships. Is there gold in those … [Read more...]

Atomos: New Open Standard Picked Up By Ikegami


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Fresh on the heals of their new Shogun Studio rack based monitor recorders, Atomos has joined forces with broadcast camera maker Ikegami to expand the toolkit of ultra high definition with an open source 4K standard based on SDI. … [Read more...]

Disney Research Changing CGI with Pair of 3D Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Disney Research never stops. Like its Imagineering cousin, the software r&d arm of the Mouse House has broken new ground with motion capture, automatic editing, and high dynamic range video capture that makes the most of what is quickly becoming the most exciting … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: RØDE VideoMic Me For iPhone


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The microphone on the iPhone has gotten better, a lot better, but let's face it, it's primarily still a mobile phone microphone with noise cancellation built in. It makes it sound pretty good to making a phone call, but for shooting video, it's still not much better … [Read more...]

Don Bluth Turns To Kickstarter To Jumpstart Dragon’s Lair Movie


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If I had a dime for every quarter I put into a machine to play Dragon's Lair, I probably could make the movie. The popular video game, made by animation legend Don Bluth and his partner Gary Goldman, was hilarious, frustrating, obsessive, and completely … [Read more...]

Vevo Goes It Alone As YouTube Music Launches


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the recent launch of YouTube Music, popular YouTube music channel Vevo isn't happy to be launching with it. By creating its own independent music app, Vevo looks to strike out on its own. Can it succeed by getting out from under YouTube's shadow? … [Read more...]

New Case Takes GoPro Beyond Its Battery & Storage Limitations


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It seems like almost everyone, from filmmakers to the average consumer, has a GoPro in their toolkit. That also means that they have a bunch of extra batteries and microSD cards, and while the HERO is amazing in its small form highly mobile performance, it doesn't … [Read more...]

Convergent Announces Apollo: Mobile MultiCam Switcher Recorder


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're broadcasting a local high school football game or a wedding you're definitely going to want to have multiple cameras for differing viewpoints. But how to switch them without investing a hundred thousand in a camera van? Well, Convergent Design has come … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Polar Pro Filter Three Pack For GoPro

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Shooting with a GoPro can give you some really great shots, no doubt. But if you really want to amp up your visuals, you may want to consider getting some filters to cut down on the glare and bring out the colors you see. So when Polar Pro put out their GoPro Edition … [Read more...]