Gross Talk: Summer’s 2016 Movie Budgets Vs. Box Office

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Like the medal-laden Olympian Michael Phelps, Disney's Finding Dory took the gold in this summer's race to #1, accruing $478.5 million in the domestic box office. However, 2016's summer (summer being defined as the first Friday in May through the Labor Day weekend), … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Developing TV Version Of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is developing a small-screen version of Oscar winning crime epic The Departed (2006). The online giant is producing the series alongside Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros TV, all of … [Read more...]

New SmallHD Firmware For Entire Production Monitor Line

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) SmallHD's line of production monitors is getting an update that will expand their capabilities with HDR, as well as streamlining overall architecture other housekeeping functions. Those filming in LOG won't be left out in the cold now, either. … [Read more...]

Gambit Director Jumps Ship To Justice League Dark

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'd be lying if I said I saw this one coming, but director Doug Liman is now set to direct Justice League Dark for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. In order to do that he has dropped out of the Gambit standalone film for 20th Century Fox starring Channing … [Read more...]

Alleged Leaked iPhone 7 Pics: No Headphone Jack, Dual Rear Facing Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we get closer to Apple's fall event which usually takes place in September, the rumors that the iPhone 7 may do away with the headphone mini jack doesn't seem to be going away. And now we have alleged leaked images of a mockup of the iPhone 7 Plus, which shows … [Read more...]

Sony Debuts The New HXR-NX5R Camcorder

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has announced a new camcorder in its NXCAM product line with the HXR-NX5R. The full HD (1080p) camera is primarily positioned for journalists, documentarians, webcasters, and professionals. It features enhancements and upgrades over its predecessors, which … [Read more...]

Canon Announces EOS 5D Mark IV 4K DSLR

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Update: We've added videos towards the end of the article. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Finally. It was generally considered vaporware for the last two years, and in doubt once the 5D S/R series came out, and now, the long awaited 5D Mark IV has been announced. And it finally has 4K and a … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Adds Zenmuse X5 Drone Camera Profile

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) FilmConvert is adding new camera profiles practically faster than the cameras themselves can be made. This time around it's DJI's latest micro four thirds drone camera, the Zenmuse X5. … [Read more...]

New Trailer: La La Land, Starring Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest trailer for Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land features Emma Stone singing about breaking into showbiz. This movie not only pairs Stone with fellow stone-cold A-lister Ryan Gosling, but it's also director Chazelle's follow-up to the critically acclaimed … [Read more...]

Marvel Tidbits From Civil War, Ragnarok, Infinity War & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The more I think about it, the more I realize there's a fundamental difference between the universe building approach of DC and Marvel. DC relies far too much on creating direct sequels, while Marvel creates a web of franchises that interact at times. This all … [Read more...]

Here’s Why Evil Dead 4 Never Happened, Plus New Ash Vs. Evil Dead Poster

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the best shows that premiered last season was Ash vs. Evil Dead. It not only brought Bruce Campbell back to his iconic role but it was a worthy follow up to the Evil Dead trilogy — and it was a long wait. Before the show was announced, there had been … [Read more...]

Character Animator Goes Live With New Adobe Creative Cloud Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For their summer update, Adobe has quietly rolled out a bevy of new features to Creative Cloud that they promise will "take your creativity to the next level." Most of these updates were previewed last Spring at NAB and applications like Adobe Character Animator are … [Read more...]

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Shot In 4K & HFR, Will Debut At New York Film Fest

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ang Lee's new drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, filmed at 120 frames per second in ultra high definition, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 14. An adaptation of a Ben Fountain novel, the story centers on an Iraq war veteran … [Read more...]

CineChopper University’s Free Webinar On New FAA Drone Regulations

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new FAA Rules have us all thinking about how we can best fly our drones and still get the best aerial shots possible, while at the same time not land in hot water with local authorities. But many may be operating according to their own rules or a misunderstanding … [Read more...]

Stars Say Game of Thrones Season 7 Will Be Bleak

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Things that are certain in life are death, taxes, and no one having a good time in Westeros on Game of Thrones. If you thought that was going to change next season after the good guys scored some victories, star Kit Harington has some sobering words for you. In … [Read more...]

NewBlueFX Announces Fastest Color Correction Plugin ColorFast 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Color correction has become one of the most important processes in modern filmmaking. Grading the image in post-production gives filmmakers the flexibility to create atmosphere, or give subtle subconscious cues to the audience. It can also be a slow, tedious … [Read more...]