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      Streaming Review: Marvel’s The Defenders

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have been waiting what feels like a very long time for Marvel's The Defendersr. When the Marvel/Netflix partnership was announced, I was incredibly excited that we would get four solo series — which included series such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — that would culminate in a team up series. This wouldn't be the first time a few television series would crossover, of course. … Read More>>

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      MoviePass Drops To $10 A Month For Unlimited Screenings

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Movie ticket prices have been going up every single year since 1993. In New York and Los Angeles, it's not uncommon to lay out $15 a ticket. And that's not even with popcorn and other treats, which can quickly add up for a family, let alone a simple date. But there's a way out of the madness, thanks to a former Netflix executive, MoviePass will now let you watch as many movies as you want for only $10 a … Read More>>

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      Collapsing Summer Box Office is Spielberg’s Prophecy Come True

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) During the summer 2017 domestic market, several high budget films opened in North America. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, budget $175 million. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, budget: $230 million. Transformers: The Last Knight, budget: $217 million. War for the Planet of the Apes, budget $150 million. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, budget $177 million. All have failed to make … Read More>>

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      RED HYDROGEN ONE Gets First Look

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When RED announced their new HYDROGEN ONE Android mobile device, we didn't hear a lot of details except for the amazing holographic 4-view screen. And even then, we'll have to wait next year to see the stunning view. But that's not stopping RED from showing off the handset to notable users, including YouTube's Marques Brownlee. https://youtu.be/tQzqFbwWPSk Brownlee has carved out for himself quite a niche in … Read More>>

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2017 My RØDE Reel Competition Awards Announced

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the issuing of the coveted Judges Prize, the awards phase of the 2017 My RØDE Reel Film Competition has concluded, and this year, there was a record number of submissions from over 86 countries all over the world. But who took the prize? "RØDE Microphones … More>>

Mistika Insight: A Different Kind Of Free Editing App

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to free video editing apps, everyone knows about Lightworks. In development for over a decade, it finally reached version 1.0, and while still free, you have to buy support. Then there are DaVinci Resolve Lite and HitFilm, which expands to include not … More>>

Streaming Review: Marvel’s The Defenders

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have been waiting what feels like a very long time for Marvel's The Defendersr. When the Marvel/Netflix partnership was announced, I was incredibly excited that we would get four solo series — which included series such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, … More>>

Screenwriting 101: The Craigslist Screenwriter

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNews) It's not easy breaking into professional screenwriting. If you're located in Los Angeles, then you've got a step up on everyone else, but even there the only people who outnumber screenwriters are people who think they are screenwriters.  As a freelance writer, I … More>>

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 68: Ingest Settings Pt 1: Copy & Transcode

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) A recent addition to Premiere Pro is a new tab in the 'New Project' dialogue box called 'Ingest Settings,' which has to do with both bringing assets into you project AND for the creation of light-weight versions of your footage used to make editing faster. If … More>>

George Lazenby: The Forgotten James Bond

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Editor's Note: We're rerunning this article, as there have been rumors thata remake of On Her Majesty's Secret Service could be the next Daniel Craig James Bond film. By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) While Daniel Craig is the current James Bond and Sean Connery is arguably the best, George … More>>

The BuZZ Podcast: Vimeo, Samsung, Microsoft, and More

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This week on The BuZZ Podcast, host Larry Jordan showcase a variety of new technology: An update on file security, Vimeo’s latest tools for filmmakers, new cameras, faster SSD drives and a behind-the-scenes look at Microsoft Azure. Join Larry as he talks with … More>>

The Punisher Teaser Trailer From Marvel and Netflix

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With The Defenders premiering on Netflix, Marvel and the streaming giant are now teasing their fall 2017 show, The Punisher. Take a look (via 'Agent of Marvel'): Primer teaser de @ThePunisher pic.twitter.com/RwvvXkQLjU — Agent of Marvel (@AgentedeMARVEL) … More>>

Apple Commits $1 Billion To Original Streaming Content

Then again ... maybe not.

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well it looks like Apple has completely given up on its rumored goal to create a live streaming service that would provide multiple channels for viewers, and is instead committing over a billion dollars to creating its own original content instead. Look out Netflix, … More>>

Screenwriting 101: Avoiding the Cliché

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) How many times have you heard, or even said, "Originality is dead in Hollywood?" Movies have borrowed from many of the same central themes since the silent days, but the problem isn't so much that as the proliferation of dialogue and story clichés. You can have a … More>>

Friday’s Funny: CinemaSins – Kong: Skull Island

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Kong: Skull Island is the newest addition to the growing Monsterverse that started with Godzilla back in 2014, and will continue growing with Godzilla 2, King Kong vs. Godzilla, and more. But of course, it wasn't without its issues, and CinemaSins decided to take a … More>>

Hackers Make Good On Threat To Leak HBO Programs

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When the news broke that hackers had broke into servers ranging from Disney to Netflix to HBO, they promised that over time they would be releasing episodes and cuts of films on the internet to any studio that refused to pay up. Some, like Disney, called their bluff … More>>

Special Deal: Sorenson Squeeze Desktop 11 Pro Or Upgrade

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Sorenson Squeeze Desktop 11 Pro is a workhorse video encoder, the swiss army knife you need to convert your video from virtually any format into the most used video formats while giving you astounding control over the aspect ratio, bitrate, and more. And thanks to our friends at MacVideo Promo, you … More>>

Ash Vs. Evil Dead May Be Delayed Until 2018, Will Reveal Why He’s Chosen One

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ash Vs. Evil Dead gave fans of the franchise what they've longed for ever since Army of Darkness: a true sequel. Every year it seemed like Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell were close to begin work on a fourth film, only to find out that they weren't. … More>>

MoviePass Drops To $10 A Month For Unlimited Screenings

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Movie ticket prices have been going up every single year since 1993. In New York and Los Angeles, it's not uncommon to lay out $15 a ticket. And that's not even with popcorn and other treats, which can quickly add up for a family, let alone a simple date. But there's … More>>

Casey Affleck: Ben Not Returning As Batman

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Will he or won't he play one of the most famous pop culture characters in the world? No, I'm not talking about Daniel Craig playing James Bond; after days of being cagey, he's confirmed he's returning. No, I'm talking about whether Ben Affleck will play Batman … More>>

Lighting 101: Using Reflectors To Light On A Shoestring

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Need to quickly light a subject but don't have lights? Let me show you an easy technique using a simple household object. Shooting video is about capturing light. Movies crews use lots of light and equipment to control light, orchestrating what the final shot will … More>>

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