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      Film Florida Part 2: The Future Depends On A Return To What Works

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In our article regarding Film Florida, we talked about how a perfect storm that struck the state of Florida caused filmmakers and producers to look elsewhere to film. Increased competition from other states, the crash of the housing market, and an ill-timed removal of tax incentives all conspired to cause the Sunshine State to plummet from its once lofty perch of the number 3 most popular state for production. The … Read More>>

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      DJI Unveils Spark Drone In Grand Central Station

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) To underscore the benefit of having a personal drone with you at all times, DJI went to one of busiest places in New York City, Grand Central Station, and showed off the new DJI Spark Personal Drone. And DJI is calling it the smallest, smartest, and simplest drone to fly ... ever. … Read More>>

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      Cine Gear 2017: RED To Present Panels With Dean Devlin And More

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Not long after NAB 2016, RED announced they wouldn't have a booth at the confab in 2017, instead choosing to stay local for Cine Gear. For the cinema camera company, it's quite literally down the street. But there's also another benefit to showcasing your wares in Hollywood: You are a very big fish in a small, dedicated pond. … Read More>>

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      My RØDE Reel Is Back With Prizes Worth $500,000!

      Update: The June 30, 2017 deadline is approaching. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE is celebrating the 50th year of their parent company, Freedman Electronics, by launching the biggest My RØDE Reel short film competition ever, with over a half million dollars in prizes. So break out your RØDE gear, grab a camera and get in on the game! Here's how. … Read More>>

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Cine Gear 2017 Preview: RED, Panasonic, and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Next week is the summer kick-off, and with it comes Cine Gear, and with RED putting their eggs in the local basket and headlining the four day event at Paramount Studios, it could become the new must attend professional gear conference. … More>>

The BuZZ Podcast: Media Storage – In Transition Or Crisis?

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Media files are exploding in size and quantity, which we need to preserve for increasingly longer periods of time. On The BuZZ this week, Larry Jordan talked with experts on archiving, LTO, storage and media to help you plan how to organize, preserve and restore … More>>

What a Mess! The Current State of Storage

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Storage is like your heart. You take it for granted until something goes wrong. At which point, nothing else matters. I’ve been thinking a lot about storage recently. Two days ago, I presented a webinar on multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X. Nothing demands more … More>>

Media 100 Tutorial – Part 17: Transitions Part 1

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In a previous lesson in working with Media 100, we talked about the Waveform monitor (click here), and how you’ll use it in your day to day editing tasks (click here for the Vectorscope). In this lesson, I want to move on and start to talk about effects, and … More>>

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Update: Disney’s Bob Iger Says They Weren’t Hacked

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Update: It looks like it was all a hoax. Disney's Bob Iger told Yahoo Finance, "To our knowledge we were not hacked. We had a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required. We don’t … More>>

Movie Review — Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Pirates of the Caribbean is probably one of the most unlikely big-budget tentpole film franchises that has ever existed. Based on a Disney theme park show, it's hard to believe they could have built a two-plus hour film out of it — let alone five movies (and … More>>

Friday’s Funny: Honest Trailers – Logan

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Logan now available on video and digital download, our friends at Screen Junkies do an Honest Trailer for Hugh Jackman's swan song of the character who launched his career. And that's Friday's Funny Feature this week. Have a great … More>>

SlingStudio Launches Live Streaming Production

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've seen a lot of these streaming studio boxes. From Switcher Studio's iPhone centric-system, to Blackmagic's Web Presenter and BoxCast's paperback book-sized 4K device. It's a fast growing category, and thanks to Facebook Live and YouTube Live, everyone wants to … More>>

A Geek’s Reaction to the Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's almost here! Six years of twists and turns has been leading up to a final confrontation between man and the creatures from beyond the wall in Game of Thrones. But before we get to see that, I suspect there will be a final confrontation between the remaining … More>>

On May 25, 1977, Star Wars Changed Everything

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) 40 years ago today, on May 25, 1977, Star Wars debuted from George Lucas and 20th Century Fox, altering cinematic history forever, along with other media, like TV, books, comics, video games, and much more. While there was eventually a trilogy and a prequel … More>>

A Geek’s Reaction to the Final Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Widely regarded as one of the most popular characters in Marvel's pantheon, Spider-Man finally made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. What little we saw of Tom Holland's take on the character left fans wanting … More>>

Film Florida Part 2: The Future Depends On A Return To What Works

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In our article regarding Film Florida, we talked about how a perfect storm that struck the state of Florida caused filmmakers and producers to look elsewhere to film. Increased competition from other states, the crash of the housing market, and an ill-timed removal … More>>

Media 100 Tutorial – Part 16: Vectorscope

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In a previous lesson, in our look at Media 100, talked about working with the Waveform monitor inside of the Video Signal window (click here for the tutorial). In this lesson, I think it’s important to talk about another tool that goes hand in hand with the … More>>

DJI Unveils Spark Drone In Grand Central Station

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) To underscore the benefit of having a personal drone with you at all times, DJI went to one of busiest places in New York City, Grand Central Station, and showed off the new DJI Spark Personal Drone. And DJI is calling it the smallest, smartest, and simplest drone … More>>

First Look at Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems like forever since we heard that Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro would be in the next Star Wars installment. True to form, Lucasfilm has kept the character details under lock-and-key for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But that has now changed as Vanity Fair … More>>

DJI Sparks Up The Net With Tease Of New Drone Coming May 24th

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you thought the DJI Mavic Pro was small and compact, you ain't seen nothin' yet. All but confirming the rumor that a new mini Mavic named Spark is coming, DJI Global has teased a new backpack-sized personal UAV, and it's coming May 24th. … More>>

Universal Monster Films Officially Dark Universe; Bride of Frankenstein Announced

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Loads of big news for the Universal Monster Universe! First of all, it isn't called that. Up to this point it has been called that, the Universal Cinematic Monster Universe, or just the Monster Universe. Now, Universal Pictures has officially announced it will be … More>>

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