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    Sundance 2014 – Short Film Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras

    By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Blackmagic's micro four thirds Cinema Cameras have gotten some festival exposure this week, as the director of "Me+Her" revealed he used both the MFT Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera as his main rigs for the animated short film. “The bar for shooting miniatures has been set very high with movies such as ‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman.’ There is already a visual understanding and expectation … Read More>>

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    Exclusive – Time for Gates to go, some top Microsoft investors tell board

    By Nadia Damouni and Bill Rigby - NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure for years to improve the company's performance and share price, this appears to be the first time … Read More>>

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    Festival Season Brings A New App for Keeping Track of Submissions

    By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that festival season is in full swing, how does a young indie filmmaker stay in the know of all the great competitions to possibly get their film into? Turns out there's an app for that. Of course there is. IFilmfest was designed to make filmmaker's life easier. The app is an extremely user-friendly tool, featuring a simple and intuitive way to search for international film festivals around the world with … Read More>>

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    Sundance 2013: List of Cameras Directors Used Shows Variety

    Filmmakers use whatever camera gets them the shot By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Regardless of budget, story, or even shot list, there were no sacred cows when it came to the cameras used on the films that were shown at Sundance this year. Although some of the typical models like RED, Arri and Sony's were used, there was a wide variety rigs taken advantage of, and some used more than one platform to get the shot they needed.  Let's take a … Read More>>

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Sundance 2014 – Short Film Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Blackmagic's micro four thirds Cinema Cameras have gotten some festival exposure this week, as the director of "Me+Her" revealed he used both the MFT Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera as his main rigs for the animated short film. “The bar for … [Read More...]

After past Sundance glory, directors return for premieres program

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Comedies, dramas, thrillers and documentaries exploring notable individuals will lead the 2014 Sundance Film Festival non-competitive premieres program, the annual independent film festival said on Monday. The coveted premieres slot, usually reserved for … [Read More...]

Sundance to hold British offshoot again in April

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LONDON (Reuters) The Sundance festival will be heading back to London in April 2014 as the popular independent film and music event ventures outside Utah to its only European venue for a third consecutive year, organisers said on Monday. The London branch of the festival held annually in Park … [Read More...]

Exclusive – Time for Gates to go, some top Microsoft investors tell board

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By Nadia Damouni and Bill Rigby - NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. While Microsoft Chief … [Read More...]

Sundance Film Festival shifting a week later to avoid MLK holiday

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By Michael Balderston (TheWrap) The Sundance Film Festival will shift roughly a week later starting in 2015 to avoid the MLK holiday, part of its contract extension with Park City to keep the event at its usual locale until 2026, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The new contract, which was … [Read More...]

Short Film Jonah Is A Big Fish Story [Video]

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Short films are one of the best vehicles into the film industry and a hugely effective way of getting your talent noticed. There is only one rule when it comes to shorts; if you can't make a good one, then find another gig, because you definitely won't be able to … [Read More...]

Sundance expands film festival to Hollywood this summer

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By Lucas Shaw (TheWrap.com) - Sundance is coming to Los Angeles. The Sundance Institute will launch a four-day film festival in Hollywood this summer, an extension of the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT section. That section of the Park City, Utah-based festival features films that take risks with … [Read More...]

Director Runs Out of Money, Turns to iPhone To Finish Oscar Film

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Uses app to film remaining scenes of Searching for Sugar Man By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It used to be, that if a director ran out of money, he'd beg, borrow, or even steal to get the remaining shots he needed. But the digital revolution - and smartphones in general - has changed all that. … [Read More...]

Festival Season Brings A New App for Keeping Track of Submissions

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that festival season is in full swing, how does a young indie filmmaker stay in the know of all the great competitions to possibly get their film into? Turns out there's an app for that. Of course there is. IFilmfest was designed to make filmmaker's life … [Read More...]

Sundance 2013: List of Cameras Directors Used Shows Variety

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Filmmakers use whatever camera gets them the shot By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Regardless of budget, story, or even shot list, there were no sacred cows when it came to the cameras used on the films that were shown at Sundance this year. Although some of the typical models like RED, Arri and … [Read More...]

Sundance 2013: The Jury is in, and the winners are…

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  Drama and Documentary Sweep both Jury and Audience Awards By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last night at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, grand prize nodes were awarded for drama and documentaries, in the categories of Jury, Audience and NEXT, along with other special awards including … [Read More...]

Robert Rodriguez To Make Fourth El Mariachi Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Robert Rodriguez is a filmmaker who knows the value of a franchise. In fact, the director seems to have given up making stand alone projects, instead opting to make sequels that make him extremely popular with studio bosses and audiences alike. And, now with … [Read More...]

Sundance 2013: New Heights for The Crash Reel

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By Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) While the closing weekend is upon the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, additional screenings for films that are being talked about filled the venues and worth the buzz that elevate media attention. The Crash Reel by director Lucy Walker is a … [Read More...]

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