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    Comic-Con Stays Put In San Diego

    Deal keeps pop culture fest through 2018 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Towards the end of last summer, not long after the geek culture fest known as Comic-Con had wrapped for the year, it looked like San Diego was in danger of losing it. That would've really hurt the economy of the popular southern California community, especially since Comic-Con had been in San Diego since 1970, and also because San Diego is about to see the Chargers move … Read More>>

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    Comic-Con 2015: Movie Panel Schedules Finalized

    By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though Marvel and a host of other studios are skipping Comic-Con this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Hall H leading the charge at the annual geek fest in San Diego. Here's what's coming for four exhausting and exciting days in July ... If you're like me, opening up the annual Comic-Con program is a hefty, sensory overload (thank God for the iPhone app). There literally are dozens, if not a … Read More>>

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    Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige Explains Comic-Con Absence

    By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last Spring, the news came down that Marvel was going to skip San Diego Comic-Con, leaving a gap wide open in Hall H. Fans were saddened that they won't be able to see their favorite actors hyping the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Marvel President Kevin Feige has spoken about why Marvel is missing SDCC this year, and in the grand scheme of things, it makes total sense. "It was just timing. We had done that … Read More>>

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    First 8K Broadcast In U.S. Will Feature FIFA Women’s World Cup

    Super Hi-Vision 8K with 22.2 Surround Sound to Premiere Friday on Fox Studio Lot By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're a soccer fan, you are no doubt following the FIFA scandal pretty closely, especially since it's unfolding around the backdrop of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada. But that's negative news, to be sure. Who wants that, when you can enjoy the spectacle like you were there! I know, it's probably too late for tickets, but … Read More>>

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Comic-Con Stays Put In San Diego

Photo Credit: Taylor DeRuvo

Deal keeps pop culture fest through 2018 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Towards the end of last summer, not long after the geek culture fest known as Comic-Con had wrapped for the year, it looked like San Diego was in danger of losing it. That would've really hurt the economy of the popular … [Read More...]

Comic-Con 2015: Movie Panel Schedules Finalized

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though Marvel and a host of other studios are skipping Comic-Con this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Hall H leading the charge at the annual geek fest in San Diego. Here's what's coming for four exhausting and exciting days in July ... If you're … [Read More...]

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige Explains Comic-Con Absence

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last Spring, the news came down that Marvel was going to skip San Diego Comic-Con, leaving a gap wide open in Hall H. Fans were saddened that they won't be able to see their favorite actors hyping the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Marvel President Kevin Feige has … [Read More...]

First 8K Broadcast In U.S. Will Feature FIFA Women’s World Cup

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Super Hi-Vision 8K with 22.2 Surround Sound to Premiere Friday on Fox Studio Lot By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're a soccer fan, you are no doubt following the FIFA scandal pretty closely, especially since it's unfolding around the backdrop of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada. But … [Read More...]

Apple’s WWDC Keynote Focuses On Software

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We were hoping that we'd get a new Apple TV today, but rumors came out over the weekend that the completely redesigned streaming box, that promised to become a home entertainment hub, would not be ready for prime time. As such, we had to settle for two hours of … [Read More...]

Cine Gear 2015: Wooden Camera Announces ARRI ALEXA Mini Accessories

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the most interesting companies I saw at NAB last Spring was Wooden Camera. It sounded like a toy company, but it's one of the hottest camera accessory companies right now. The name is actually based on the owner's love of toy cameras when he was a kid, and now … [Read More...]

Cine Gear 2015: Atomos Updates Shogun Recorder With New Features

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) To kick off Cine Gear 2015, Atomos announced a new firmware update for the Shogun 4K external field monitor/recorder. With new features such as pre-roll record and time lapse, plus anamorphic de-squeeze, and Raw to ProRes encoding, the Shogun becomes even more capable … [Read More...]

Cinematography 101: How To Get Widescreen Anamorphic Cinematography On Your iPhone Now

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iPhone mobile filmmakers can now shoot widescreen with adapter By Julian Grant (doddleNEWS) I’m a huge fan of mainstream moviemakers like JJ Abrams, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, and all the other Hollywood hitmakers that shoot with Anamorphic lenses on their multi-million dollar movies. … [Read More...]

iPhone Is Being Used In Major and Indie Film & TV Projects

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With apps like FiLMiC Pro and others, the iPhone is rapidly becoming a serious mobile filmmaking device, and one that is award winning. Witness Tangerine, which director Sean Baker shot completely on the iPhone, and it not only won at Sundance, it's being distributed … [Read More...]

Doctor Who Returns To Comic-Con

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Peter Capaldi makes his first appearance in Hall H By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Marvel may not be making the trip to Comic-Con this year, but the news broke yesterday that Doctor Who is returning to Hall H and will kick off the four day confab with the first appearance of Peter Capaldi and … [Read More...]

Review: Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Extravaganza

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I had a blast last week, spending three days at Disneyland, and the best part was, I was working! That's because I was invited to Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Celebration, with sneak peaks of Disney's World of Color: Celebrate! at Disney California Adventure, … [Read More...]

Blackmagic Goes To Cannes

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Award winning films shot on Cinema Cameras By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Like Sundance before it, Cannes has had a huge presence for Blackmagic Design, with over 20 films screening and in competition that have been shot on Blackmagic cameras and/or have been color corrected on DaVinci Resolve. … [Read More...]

NHK and Ikegami Announce First Handheld 8K Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was only a matter of time before an 8K camera made it into the field, and if you placed your bets on Ikegami to be the first to do it, you're faith paid off. Sure, RED has the Weapon, but that hasn't been seen outside of RED's own sphere of shooters just yet, and … [Read More...]

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