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      Having Pioneered DSLR Video, Nikon Struggles to Compete

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While everyone is looking at Canon, Panasonic and Sony for their DSLR and mirrorless camera needs, many wouldn't know Nikon was the first company to add video to their line of DSLRs. Faced with stiff competition and a fast development cycle of the digital revolution, Nikon posted a "notice of extraordinary loss" of $250 million in 2016. Now the camera company is struggling to with dropping stock, the need to … Read More>>

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      A Geek’s Reaction to the Avengers: Infinity War Featurette

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) To say that I'm looking forward to Avengers: Infinity War is a massive, massive understatement. In 2008, Marvel Studios launched something that was completely new in film, and began putting together a single cohesive universe where characters from each film could occasionally interact with each other. That culminated in the first Avengers film in 2012, which was set up over the course of five movies. Since … Read More>>

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      doddleREVIEWS: Trapcode Suite 13 For After Effects, Part 2

      By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last article, in our review of the Trapcode Suite 13 (TS13), we talked about the price, and the first three effects - Shine, Star Glow and Sound Keys. In this lesson, I want to finish up talking about the other effects inside of the TS13, including Tao, Lux and Particular! FORM The one problem with working with particles is that, over time, they disappear, and this is a common “problem” … Read More>>

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      doddleREVIEWS: Trapcode Suite 13 For After Effects, Part 1

      By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) I’m going to be honest right off the top of this review: There are very few plugins out there that are worth purchases “a-la-carte,”meaning on a single plugin basis. Most of them are a lot of money, and are really a one trick pony that can be used in very specific situations. Red Giant's Trapcode, for me, has always stood out as those plugins that were worth every cent you paid for each individual … Read More>>

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Marvel May Be Working on a Namor Film

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Is a Namor film on the way? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios ramped up making new solo films for their ever expanding cinematic universe for phase 3. Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man are all going to, or have had, their solo debuts in the third … More>>

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 38: The Parametric Equalizer, Pt 2

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) In this Premiere Pro CC 2017 tutorial, I continue discussing the Parametric Equalizer (click here for part 1). So, looking at the UI for the Parametric Equalizer we see we have 7 dots on a blue line. These dots - L, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and H represent various … More>>

Friday’s Funny: Dog Wick

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The consensus is John Wick: Chapter 2 is as good or better than the first, which our own Danny F. Santos loved, and it's turning into a box office hit. So naturally, our friends at RocketJump have made the hilarious Dog Wick. John Wick's dog seeks revenge! Have a … More>>

The Predator Starts Filming Soon, Not A Sequel

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Logan co-star Boyd Holbrook, who has been cast as the lead in Shane Black's The Predator after Benicio Del Toro dropped out due to his schedule, recently revealed the film starts shooting next week. Holbrook explained to Comic Book a short while ago that it … More>>

DJI Teams Up With Drone Advocates For Drone Safety Curriculum

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You know the old saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility." When you're the leading voice in the largest growing technology field going, it becomes keenly aware that people will look to you to solve problems with safety of your product. So DJI Global has … More>>

Warner Bros. Wants Mel Gibson to Direct Suicide Squad 2

I'm just as surprised as you are about this, Mel.

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Make no mistake, despite all the money the DCEU is making for Warner Bros. the shared universe is in trouble. The film slate keeps changing, directors keep dropping away like flies, and the rumors — my god, so many rumors! One of the ways they seem to be … More>>

Canon Refreshes DSLR and Mirrorless Offerings with New Cameras

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Canon just announced a trio of new cameras and a lens as a Valentine's day gift to photographers. Two new DSLRs (the 77D and Rebel T7i) and a single new mirrorless camera (the M6) are now up for grabs which includes the EOS 77D, the EOS Rebel T7i, and the EOS … More>>

Having Pioneered DSLR Video, Nikon Struggles to Compete

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While everyone is looking at Canon, Panasonic and Sony for their DSLR and mirrorless camera needs, many wouldn't know Nikon was the first company to add video to their line of DSLRs. Faced with stiff competition and a fast development cycle of the digital revolution, … More>>

HitFilm Pro Tutorial: Lesson 7 – The Viewer Toolbar

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm 2017, we talked about our Preferences inside of HitFilm. In this lesson, we’re going to talk about the Viewer Toolbar located to the left of the viewer in the Compositing Module. The toolbar in HitFilm Pro … More>>

Production Starts on Jurassic World 2 and More!

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By Danny F. Santos I really loved what they did with Jurassic World. It surpassed my expectations when it hit the big screen and did well despite my misgivings about some of the plot points, which were leaked during principal photography. Since the first one came out, it was revealed that … More>>

RED Donates $700,000 In Camera Gear To USC Film School

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) George Lucas. Rian Johnson. John Milius. Robert Zemeckis. These are just a few of the noteworthy directors who have had an impact on the industry. They also went to USC School of Cinematic Arts. And considering birds of a feather flock together, it's no surprise RED … More>>

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 37: Parametric Equalizer, Pt 1

Applying Track Based Parametic Equalizer

By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) As mentioned in previous posts in our ongoing Premiere Pro tutorial series, audio effects can be applied to both individual clips as well as to complete audio tracks such that every clip on that audio track has the same effect at the same levels applied to it. So, … More>>

Team Thor Part 2: Thor and His Roommate Darryl Return

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios is firing on all cylinders, with three movies opening this year alone (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming [with Sony] and Thor: Ragnarok), and production has started on both Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers 4 … More>>

Does Ben Affleck Want Out Of The Batman?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The last time I wrote something about Ben Affleck, Batman, and the DC Extended Universe was five days ago. I started off with a preface, "one of these days I’ll write an article about only good things happening in the DCEU, but it is not this day." Sadly, it is … More>>

Camera Companies Honored at Oscars Science and Technical Awards

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the Oscar noms out, and the Science and Technical awards having taken place, Oscar season has officially begun, and camera companies like ARRI, RED and Sony were some of the headlining honorees with this year's ceremony. … More>>

Boris Releases Mocha VR For Virtual Reality Workflows

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If Virtual Reality and 360° Video is going to gain any traction beyond in narrative filmmaking, sooner or later we're going to have to see visual effects impacting the VR workflow. To that end, Boris is releasing Mocha VR, as the world's first plugin's to bring … More>>

New Ghost in the Shell Trailer Drops!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I really love Ghost in the Shell, but I'm not a die hard fan of the property. Some people might want to pull my geek card for saying that, but in my defense, I'll say that I think Serial Experiments Lain was a much more adult anime that dealt with similar … More>>

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