Rumors Swirl Of DJI Phantom 3 Drone In Time For NAB

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Spring Promotions of Phantom 2 Drop Price to $1099 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With word that NAB will have so many drones being showcased that they have decided to open up a separate pavilion, DJI fans are wondering if there will be a new Phantom quadcopter announced in order to distance DJI … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Frame.io To Launch Online Filmmaking Collaboration Space

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UPDATE: Pricing has been announced, and you can find that at the bottom of the article. Frame.io's Online Collaboration site promises to "pick up where Vimeo leaves off" By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the ability to collaborate all over the world, it isn't uncommon for a film to be shot … [Read more...]

OrcaVue Creates Bullet Time With A Single GoPro Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleme.com) There's no denying that the iconic bullet time scene from The Matrix turned cinematography up to eleven. But it took months of planning and over 50 DSLRs, plus hours and hours of post-production to create it. GoPro has helped with creating rigs using their cameras, … [Read more...]

Ares Drones Kickstarter Promises Flight With Touch Of A Finger

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Automated Flight Plan by Drawing on a Map By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you really want to get into aerial cinematography, but you're not very good at piloting your drone, you could practice (and crash) a lot, hire a drone pilot for hundreds of dollars a day, or you could pick up the Ares … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Parrot AR Bebop Drone, Part One

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although DJI tends to dominate the headlines when it comes to drones, it's certainly not the only model out there. In fact, it's not even the first. Parrot was one of the first to offer consumer grade drone platforms with a camera, and with their colorful new Bebop, … [Read more...]

On Eve of NAB, Rumors Of Canon 5D MK IV With 4K Still Linger

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Canon gave a sneak peak of a consumer grade 4K mega zoom last week, rumors are still flying fast and  loose that the camera company will launch a 4K 5D MK IV later this year. I'm not so sure about that since Canon has dropped the price of the EOS C500 recently, … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Magic Bullet Suite 12 – Magic Bullet Film

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Red Giant Software has released Magic Bullet Suite 12; let’s take a look. Magic Bullet Suite 12 consists of 7 different titles: Magic Bullet Looks 3.0, Colorista III, Mojo 2, Cosmo 2, Magic Bullet Film, DeNoiser II, and LUT Buddy. This time, let’s look at Magic … [Read more...]

SEC Issues Favorable Ruling On Equity Crowdfunding

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2012 JOBS Act paved way for selling stock online By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Silver Screen Partners was a very popular way for studios to raise money for films in the 1980s and 1990s, and you probably saw their name on notable films. But with a narrow set of rules from the SEC, this equity … [Read more...]

With Two Words, RED Turns Weapon On Its Head

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Jarred Land Promises Vista Vision with Super 35mm Sensor By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vista. Vision. With those two words, RED's Fire Chief Jarred Land has given a huge hint as to what's going to be added when users "weaponize" their Dragon rigs come NAB. Land has taken to posting still photos … [Read more...]

Short Film Shot On Nikon D7200, Edited In Final Cut Pro X Proves You Still Need Talent

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The DSLR revolution took the filmmaking world by storm and changed the rules on how to shoot. From no-to-low-budget darling indie and Sundance films, to an entire episode of House, to even certain shots in Marvel's cash-cow The Avengers, the DSLR made its … [Read more...]

SmallHD Announces 5-Inch HD Monitors

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Just in time for NAB, SmallHD is rolling out a new series of 5-inch HD monitors, designed to be ultra cost-effective, but offer superior sharpness in a form fitting package.  By the looks of it, SmallHD is providing an affordable option for the DSLR crowd. But in an … [Read more...]

Senator To Introduce Legislation to Govern Commercial Use of Drones

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New Law would provide temporary framework until FAA Guidelines are formerly implemented By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though the Federal Aviation Administration has already released rules to regulate commercial drone use, including that of drone delivery proposed by Amazon with Prime Air … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Putting Together a Good Lighting Kit on the Cheap

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In addition to sound, a good lighting package can make all the difference when getting a professional look as your just starting out. But all in one, professional grade lighting packages aren't cheap, especially the LED ones. Sure, you can go online and buy a basic … [Read more...]

Slated Offers Crowdfunding With A Social-Stock Model

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Kickstarter and Indiegogo still suck up most of the air in the crowdfunding room, there are other options such as Seed and Spark, GoFundMe, etc. But all those are perk-based, meaning that backers receive special perks ranging from props, scripts, walk-on roles, … [Read more...]

Avid Releases Pro Tools 12 With Flexible Subscription Options

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Avid Pro Tools 12 with new features and a subscription model By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The days where you own your software are slowly coming to an end and a lot of the big companies in digital are introducing subscription plans for software. Jumping on to the bandwagon, Avid started a … [Read more...]

FAA Approves Amazon Drone Delivery… Sort Of

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When the FAA announced their new commercial drone rules, there was no provision made for using drones for delivery purposes. This left everyone, including myself, thinking that they were leaving out plans by Amazon and Google to use drones for package delivery out in … [Read more...]

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