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      Screenwriting 101: A Look at The Hero’s Journey, Pt. 3

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "It's not over yet." - Princess Leia Here is part 3 of The Hero's Journey, focusing on Star Wars: A New Hope. Story-wise, we have set up the big climax, Act III, and if you've set up your story right, it will practically write itself. Act III is where all the action is going build to the climax, and we'll soon find out whether the obstacles that our hero has overcome have prepared him for the ultimate struggle … Read More>>

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      Atomos Ninja Inferno Launches Just In Time For Panasonic GH5

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the Panasonic GH5 shipping very soon, Atomos expects it to be quite popular with filmmakers and videographers. So popular that they've announced the new HDR 4Kp60 Ninja Inferno external monitor-recorder with full 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR 4K video. … Read More>>

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      Rumor: Canon Could Bring C-Log To 5D MK. IV

      UPDATE: According to Canon Rumors, the most recent news on the expected C-Log update may not come in a firmware update now, but would require bringing your 5D Mk. IV in for service to install it. Stay tuned. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the chief beefs I've had with Canon over the last few years is that they seem to have been giving their prosumer DSLR platforms the short end of the stick when it comes to shooting video, in an … Read More>>

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      FiLMiC Pro Ver. 6 Includes 4K LOG Mode, Arc Sliders, Focus Peaking And More

      Update: FiLMiC Pro ver. 6 is now available. You can grab it on the iTunes Store. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Mobile Filmmakers are about to get a host of new professional features in FiLMiC Pro that will make shooting on a mobile device even more valuable. FiLMiC Pro has been giving us a sneak peak over on Facebook of what's to come, and it's pretty exciting. Through a completely redesigned and more intuitive interface, everything from … Read More>>

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Media 100 With Boris RED 5 Now Free

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When I wrote my first short film we shot it in two weeks and then cut it with Media 100. I had never heard of this editing suite at the time, but our director swore by it, and the ability to do professional grade editing, with special effects and mixed media was … More>>

A Geek’s Reaction to the 2nd Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

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The new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spider-Man is one of the crown jewels in Marvel comics. The character is widely loved, and tends to have big roles in some of the event series, which is why Marvel Studios pursued adding him to the Marvel Cinematic Universe … More>>

Sony Creates A Digital Neutral Density Filter

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the creatation of a new Neutral Density filter app that can emulate the effects of an optical filter through software on the camera, Sony may be on the verge of creating a new series of smart cameras that could enable shooters to adjust their images before … More>>

Music Licensing Platforms Artlist and Music Vine Get Updates

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the past year, there's been an explosion in music licensing platforms for filmmakers. The goal has been to streamline the entire process, and to make finding and licensing music very simple and intuitive. Two of those platforms, Artlist (formerly Art-List) … More>>

Game of Thrones Author To Open Filmmaking Facility

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has provided inspiration for one of the most seminal and popular TV series of all time. But Martin doesn't want to stop there. He's looking over the horizon for the next generation of filmmakers, and he wants to help them … More>>

Filmmaking 101: Protecting Your Content From Copyright Infringement

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently we ran a story about Sony going after a content creator on YouTube who had licensed his 4K video to them for a music video made me think that we really needed a Filmmaking 101 segment on how to make sure your content is protected online. What do you do … More>>

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 3: Analyzing The Script

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In part 2 of this series on directing actors, we talked about how an actor fundamentally approaches any part in a film. A great actor will make some specific choices about a character, their history, how they speak, how they carry themselves, etc. These are very … More>>

Screenwriting 101: A Look at The Hero’s Journey, Pt. 3

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "It's not over yet." - Princess Leia Here is part 3 of The Hero's Journey, focusing on Star Wars: A New Hope. Story-wise, we have set up the big climax, Act III, and if you've set up your story right, it will practically write itself. Act III is where all the action … More>>

A Geek’s Reaction to the Justice League Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After several days of teasing the release of the Justice League trailer with quick 15 to 20 second teasers, Warner Bros. has finally dropped it onto the world wide web. Up to this point the only other look we've had at the team-up film was a four-minute sizzle … More>>

CineSummit Provides Free Streamed Education For Budding Cinematographers

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The old debate that never seems to end is whether you should actually go to film school, or to spend that money in making your first film. Both sides can make a very compelling argument, but while learning by doing has its advantages, mistakes can also be costly … More>>

Drones 101: Flying An Inexpensive Drone Can Help Refine Your Skills

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There is a video of a guy who took his DJI Inspire 1 for its maiden flight; within 5 minutes, he had crashed the drone into a brick wall, destroying it. He even entitled his YouTube Video "How to Waste $3000 (Drone Crash). And why? Well, because he didn't know how to … More>>

Disney CEO Drops Huge Han Solo Secret, and Talks Future of Star Wars [Spoilers!]

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There will be spoilers for the untitled Star Wars: Han Solo anthology film in this article. We'll warn you before we reach that point. Disney CEO Bob Iger had a lot to say about Star Wars during a chat at the USC Marshall School of Business yesterday. He not … More>>

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Won’t Change Leia’s Role After Carrie Fisher’s Death

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Tragedy struck at the end of last year as Hollywood lost both Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds back in December. While Fisher had completed shooting her role as Leia on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was a question of what would become of her … More>>

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 2: On Acting and Actors

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There’s a great bit in the Ricky Gervais television series Extras with Sir Ian McKellen. In it, McKellen describes the acting process that he just pretends to be the person he portrays in the film or play. How does he know what to say? The words were written down … More>>

Friday’s Funny: Vertical Video Syndrome

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Ah, the iPhone... so many videos and movies are now being shot vertically instead of horizontally, because it's just easier to hold your Apple mobile device that way. I've done it, my friends have done it, many of us love to just shoot our videos vertically. This … More>>

Deadpool 2 Eyeing Michael Shannon for Cable

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The big question on every fan's mind ever since Deadpool premiered last year has been, "Just who will be playing Cable?" The character was announced during the post credit scene in the film to be part of the sequel, in a sequence that spoofed the post-credits … More>>

Atomos Ninja Inferno Launches Just In Time For Panasonic GH5

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the Panasonic GH5 shipping very soon, Atomos expects it to be quite popular with filmmakers and videographers. So popular that they've announced the new HDR 4Kp60 Ninja Inferno external monitor-recorder with full 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR 4K video. … More>>

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