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      RED IPP2 Workflows

      By Kevin P McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In this article, I’m going to get in and scratch the surface of RED’s new IPP2 workflow. The first thing that’s important to understand, especially if you’re new to RED’s cameras, is what exactly does IPP stand for? IPP is RED’s Image Processing Pipeline, which will help guide you and your image from when it hits the sensor, to when you see the final product on screen. What RED is doing with the … Read More>>

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      Apple Unveils The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 LTE

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We knew a lot about today's Apple Event, especially after an employee leaked info in the iOS 11 GM. We knew they would announce a special edition iPhone, which would skip the "S" phase of the tick-tock cycle and go directly to the iPhone 8, and we even knew most of the specs. But we couldn't imagine how gorgeous that new iPhone X would be, even with renders. And even then, there was plenty more from this Apple … Read More>>

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      Sony Unveils VENICE, Their New 6K Cinema Camera

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony has a new flagship full-frame cinema camera which can provide just a bit more real estate than its Super 35 F65. Officially dubbed VENICE, the camera sports a 36 x 24mm sensor and will no doubt serve as the workhorse of the CineAlta line. Capable of recording 10-bit XAVC files internally, or 16-bit RAW X-OCN files via Sony's optional external recorder, the VENICE will be able to take advantage of the … Read More>>

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      Panasonic GH5: New Firmware Unlocks 6K Ultra High Definition Video

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "I’m hearing that coming later this year, there will be software updates for high resolution anamorphic video and 4K HDR capture modes. This leaves me to wonder if there’s more to the GH5 than meets the eye, and who knows just how far the GH5 can go? Could a firmware update push the video to 6K?" That's what I said during NAB when Panasonic announced their latest Micro Four Thirds 4K camera. And now, it's … Read More>>

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Blackmagic Adds Features To DaVinci Resolve, Fusion and Ultimatte

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by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At IBC 2017, Blackmagic Design revealed key updates to their software, including expanded features for the new kid on the block, Ultimatte, as well as DaVinci Resolve 14 and even Fusion got some Virtual Reality tools. But Blackmagic didn't stop there, as they have … More>>

The Punisher Full Trailer Released

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  By Heath McKnight After some teases on social media, Marvel and Netflix have released the first full trailer for The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal, and it's a real doozy (and NSFW)! Let's dive right in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIY6zFL95hE I have to admit, I'm a huge … More>>

Typecasting For Screenwriters

Typecasting for screenwriters isn't always a bad thing.

By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Actors have long worried that certain characters or film genres would limit their ability to get different parts. Typecasting can be a boon for some actors and a nightmare for others, but it can also be the same with screenwriters. I admit that when it comes to my … More>>

Top 5 Robots of the Silver Screen

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNews) This weekend Optimus Prime once again gets to save the human race from those pesky Decepticons in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Since people began wondering about the future of industry back before Eli Whitney created the cotton gin (the only fact I still remember … More>>

Insta360 Announces Virtual Reality Awards Competition

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The one thing that's going to transform 360 video and virtual reality into a viable art form is content, and the best way to get content flowing is to have awards competitions and short film contests that give us something to experience. Insta360 is helping move the … More>>

New Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Short Film and Posters

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Director Denis Villeneuve and Warner Bros. have released the second Blade Runner 2049 prequel short, following the first one from a few weeks back, and this one stars Dave Bautista as Sapper Morton, and is directed by Luke Scott. Let's jump right in with Blade … More>>

IBC Day 3: Atomos, Sachtler, LitePanels, ARRI and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The final day on the IBC 2017 floor showed some simply marvelous gadgets that made me wish I had an unlimited budget with which to buy gear with. Let's go through everything, rapid-fire! Sachtler FlowTech 75. Fastest tripod, and it sets up in seconds. It can go … More>>

Screenwriting 101 – Clean Up Your Act: The Key To A Good Middle

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By Brock Cooper (DoddleNews) When was the last time you watched a movie which had a great beginning and amazing ending, but lagged in the middle? That middle is Act 2 and for many writers is the hardest area to master. A screenplay is all about pacing and going too fast or too slow can ruin … More>>

IBC Day 2: Sony Shows Off New Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day two of IBC 2017 in Amsterdam and there’s still no shortage of gear to check out, and Sony is making its presence known in a huge way with some 4K prosumer cameras that are bound to turn some heads. The four new cameras leading the way for Sony at IBC are … More>>

The Best Movie Scientists of All Time

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) As a former physicist, I’ve been well aware of the accomplishments of Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest scientists alive, since before he wrote “A Brief History of Time.” His life is a tragic, yet inspiring one, and well deserving of a biopic. “The … More>>

IBC Day One: Gear and Software Take Center Stage

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) IBC 2017 is in full swing and with it, we’re starting to get a host of announcements for cool new tools and updates that will make our filming and post production lives much easier. Adobe was first out of the gate announcing their 2018 Creative Cloud Update. … More>>

Screenwriting 101: The Script Doctor

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) It can be rough writing a screenplay for the first time. Odds are your script isn’t perfect because you haven’t done this before or really bounced it off someone. There are numerous people out there that are willing to take a look at your script and suggest … More>>

IBC 2017: Adobe Reveals Their 2018 Creative Cloud Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With up to 82% of all internet traffic being video streaming, we are currently in the golden age of video. Adobe says that not only will streaming content be the focus, but also a virtual and augmented reality second screen experience which will give content creators … More>>

RED IPP2 Workflows

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By Kevin P McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In this article, I’m going to get in and scratch the surface of RED’s new IPP2 workflow. The first thing that’s important to understand, especially if you’re new to RED’s cameras, is what exactly does IPP stand for? IPP is RED’s Image Processing … More>>

Screenwriting 101: The Adaptation

In the movie, "Adaptation," Nick Cage plays a screenwriter that is having problems adapting a popular book into a screenplay. This is often a problem screenwriters have, but there are ways to make the process a little easier.

By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) When writers find out they have to write a screenplay adaptation to an existing novel, it can be a frightening. It doesn't matter if the original work is your own or someone else's, because the thought of boiling down a full-length novel into a 120 page script is … More>>

Apple Unveils The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 LTE

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We knew a lot about today's Apple Event, especially after an employee leaked info in the iOS 11 GM. We knew they would announce a special edition iPhone, which would skip the "S" phase of the tick-tock cycle and go directly to the iPhone 8, and we even knew most of … More>>

JJ Abrams Officially Returns to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Lucasfilm hasn't had a very good track record when it comes to directors since the company was bought by Disney. The first sign of trouble was when Josh Trank stepped down from directing an anthology film, which was then followed by issues plaguing Rogue One with … More>>

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