$45K In Prizes Available For Doritos Legends of the Bold Contest


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Doritos has had some great crowdsourced ads created for their Crash the Super Bowl contests. The idea was straightforward enough: every year Frito-Lay invited customers to create their own Doritos ads and at least one fan-made commercial was guaranteed to air … [Read more...]

Will Smith Confirms Bad Boys 3, Joe Carnahan To Direct


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Remember when Michael Bay was poised to be the next Tony Scott? His first two films Bad Boys and The Rock were R-rated action films with an edge and intelligent use of the camera. No matter what anyone says about Bay, including me, he knows how to get kinetic … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 18: The Toolbar, Pt. 2

Rolling Premiere Pro

A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In this lesson, we’re going to continue our discussion of the Toolbar, as it’s something you’re going to be going back to over and over again, when you start out working in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. In this lesson, … [Read more...]

Pixar & Khan Academy To Teach Basics Of Animation Online


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to animation, it can be argued that Pixar Studios is the state of the art. From Toy Story to Cars to Inside Out, Pixar has put together a non stop series of hits, with few hiccups. But to keep that string going, you have to always be looking for the … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: The Even More Fleeting Nature Of Home Theater Technology

NHK 8K Super Hi-Vision

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When we last talked about the fleeting nature of the technology, we discussed how camera makers are engaged in a cinematic arms race governed only by the nature of Moore's Law. Like HD before it, we're already talking about the next generation of 8K sensors before we … [Read more...]

New Harry Potter Book Announced, Based On Play


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For a book series that ended in 2007 and film series that wrapped up in 2011, Harry Potter has never waned much in popularity. In fact, one of the more interesting thing to happen in the last few years is the broadening of the universe in different media. Author … [Read more...]

Han Solo Prequel Will Be Released In May 2018

Han Solo

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The second Star Wars anthology movie centering on a young Han Solo will be released in May 2018. The news comes courtesy of Disney CEO Bob Iger who made an announcement about the first spinoff movie, Rogue One, which is about to complete principal photography. He … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The Final Batman V Superman Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The one oddest thing about the upcoming DC Comics Cinematic Universe films is that a common thing you hear is, more people seem to be really looking forward to Suicide Squad than Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is absolutely not what anyone would have … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Deadpool


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Right off the bat, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool. This is casting that is so perfect, no matter what else he does, he will always be known as the guy who brought the 'merc with a mouth' to life. It's a good thing' too, because Reynolds effortlessly carries this … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Egg Russian Roulette with Peyton Manning & Magic Johnson


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Fresh off the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win, Peyton Manning went on Jimmy Fallon's show, which also featured legendary NBA star Magic Johnson. It didn't take long before Jimmy convinced them to play Egg Russian Roulette: Which egg is raw and which one is hard … [Read more...]

Lee Majors & Ted Raimi Join Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season 2!


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of my favorite new TV series has been Ash Vs. Evil Dead, which just nailed the horror and comedy so perfectly from the original trilogy. It had everything you would want for a follow-up to the classic Evil Dead films, with one exception — where was Sam … [Read more...]

3D Robotics Announces Firmware Update To Solo Drone


UPDATE: 3DRobotics reports that the latest version of their Solo App is now available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. A month earlier than planned! By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DJI may get all the attention when it comes to drones, but they aren't the only game in town. … [Read more...]

Red Giant Announces Major Update To PluralEyes In Shooter Suite 13


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A new version of Shooter Suite has just been announced by Red Giant that includes a considerable update to PluralEyes. Shooter Suite 13.0 will include PluralEyes 4.0, one of the premiere automated audio/video sync tools available and cross-compatible with any … [Read more...]

10 Cloverfield Lane Viral Campaign Reveals Clues To Story


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Cloverfield has attained a cult following since it premiered in 2008, and its 2007 surprise trailer kicked off a huge hype machine for fans. Despite it being entertaining, I always thought the ARG (alternate reality game) that accompanied the film prior to release … [Read more...]

AJA Announces RovoCam, A Different Kind Of 4K Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) AJA is introducing a newer, smaller 4K camera that's unlike its successful CION cinema camera. The RovoCam is cube shaped and rather tiny. Could they be looking to get into the action camera market? … [Read more...]

Panasonic Announces VariCam LT: Super 35mm, 4K Up To 60p, HDR


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After a recent tease of a new, smaller VariCam, Panasonic introduced the VariCam LT at a special event in Los Angeles that I attended (check out my live tweets here). And while it's smaller, more ergonomic footprint will be a blessing to cinematographers, in the end, … [Read more...]