Low Budget Wireless HDMI Monitor System Could Help Indies

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Universal Design, 10-bit color, 300 foot range By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Wireless HDMI can be really beneficial on set, but options like Teradek's Cube or the Paralinx Arrow can run $900 to $2,000, and that's about the cost of an entire project for some indie, guerrilla filmmakers, and an … [Read more...]

Sprint’s new pricing plans may not be enough to curb churn

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By Marina Lopes - WASHINGTON (Reuters) Sprint Corp's cellular plan with more generous data allowances may fall short in overcoming defections by clients concerned about disruptions in the No. 3 cellular carrier's network, analysts say. The new plan, which doubles the company's data offerings and … [Read more...]

Sony Announces Budget Mirrorless Camera With XAVC Codec

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've been dying to get that Sony a7s, but you're not really sure you need all that epic 4K full frame dynamic range at this point, or maybe you wanted to take advantage of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera sale but just missed it, well, Sony has another option, … [Read more...]

American Remake Of The Raid: Redemption Will Be An Ensemble Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Raid series of films out of Indonesia by director Gareth Evans have been some of my favorite action films of the last 10 years. They're so good that I even nominated Evans as my number one choice to replace Edgar Wright for Ant-Man when he dropped out, because … [Read more...]

Ant-Man Starts Shooting; Adds New Cast Members

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ok, I'm over the Edgar Wright thing. While I'm not as excited about Ant-Man as I used to be, I am still looking forward to the film even though it'll never be as good as Wright-directing-it-in-my-head. Then again, it's possible the film Wright would have given us … [Read more...]

New Star Wars Rebels Short Released

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I swore to myself after the disappointing Star Wars prequel trilogy that I would never again let the hype machine-- especially if it was for Star Wars-- get to me. Apparently I'm really bad at keeping that promise since I've already started dreaming about Star … [Read more...]

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC's television sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media reported. Pardo's death at his home in Tucson, Arizona, … [Read more...]

Is Jenna Coleman Leaving Doctor Who This Christmas?

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Sources cite mutual decision to leave the TARDIS By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Man, there's nothing like news of change to really get the buzz going before the premiere of a new season ... especially if the show is Doctor Who. Known for its creative revolving cast door, the 50-year-old British … [Read more...]

Chevy Shoots Commercial With Amazing Sony a7s Rigs

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was only a matter of time before Madison Avenue would take notice of the high performance 4K Sony α7s and shoot a commercial with it. And why not? We've seen commercials using the iPhone, but with these rigs, would anyone really know you're shooting with a … [Read more...]

The Hateful Eight Teaser To Hit Screens Before Sin City 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A teaser for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will be screened before Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – even though production on the film starts next year. While the Pulp Fiction director has been embroiled in a lawsuit with website Gawker over the leaking of … [Read more...]

Building The Beast: Creating A Fast New Computer On A Budget – Part 2

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) While some people prefer to use turnkey computer solutions (whether it’s Apple, Windows, or Linux) doddleNEWS’s Jeremiah Hall shows us what he learned building an editing system for the first time from the ground up. Part 1 can be found here I made a list of … [Read more...]

Is Virtual Reality the New Cinematic Frontier?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I remember when I was a kid visiting Disneyland for the first time and one of my favorite attractions was CircleVision. This was a classic Disney attraction where they showed a movie in the round shot with a series of cameras that covered a 360 degree spectrum. I'll … [Read more...]

Actress Debbie Reynolds to receive SAG lifetime honor

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Debbie Reynolds, the star of such enduring Hollywood films as "Singin' in the Rain" and "How the West Was Won," will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by her peers, the Screen Actors Guild said on Monday. Reynolds, 82, will be given the accolade at the acting … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Doctor Strange Won’t Be An Origin Story

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Doctor Strange will jump right into the action vs. drawn-out origin story By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spider-Man was bitten by a radioactive spider. Superman is an alien from Krypton. Batman's parents are dead. One thing many comic book fans have said is that they're tired of movies … [Read more...]

Beetlejuice 2 Is Coming Back From The Dead

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Beetlejuice 2 is being resurrected from cinematic limbo with an official release date reportedly on the way. Original stars Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton have previously spoken about the sequel, with director Tim Burton and writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) … [Read more...]

Martin Lawrence Confirms Jerry Bruckheimer Prepping Bad Boys 3

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Buddy cop movie Bad Boys will return for a third installment, according to star Martin Lawrence. The comedic actor, who confirmed the news to Conan O'Brien last week, starred alongside Will Smith in the first two films for Sony, which were produced by Jerry … [Read more...]

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