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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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      SIGGRAPH 2017: Blackmagic Launches Fusion 9

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) SIGGRAPH 2017: Blackmagic Design announced a major update to their special effects and compositing software Fusion. Designed to support ultra high definition workflows, as well as virtual reality, Fusion 9 comes with a ton of new features for crafting visual effects on a budget that look like you spent millions of dollars. "Fusion 9 adds the new features and tools customers have been asking for, supports more … Read More>>

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      Comic-Con 2017: Marvel Studios Once Again Tops SDCC

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If you've never been in line for Hall H on a Saturday night, let me set the scene for you. I typically go to bed early and wake up around 2 a.m. to take a shower, and then make my way down in order to get in line. Usually, I'm 3/4 the way to the back of the line. I'll take a nap on the ground until the sun comes up, when we're ushered into the hall around 9 am. All of this is done mostly so I can see what … Read More>>

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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

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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>>

Update: Daniel Craig “Can’t Wait” To Return For Bond 25

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New Update: While on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Daniel Craig admitted he had been cagey about his return as James Bond in recent interviews, while promoting his new movie, Logan Lucky from Stephen Soderbergh. But he now seemed to confirm to Colbert that he will indeed return, at least for … More>>

Did Nikon Accidentally Leak Its Own D850 Spec Sheet?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Rumors are rumors. And technically, the supposed leaked spec sheet for the Nikon D850 is a rumor. But when the leak comes from what looks like an official Nikon slide presentation for the camera, can you really take it with a grain of salt? Because the specs look … More>>

Just How Extensive Are Joss Whedon’s Justice League Reshoots?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Earlier this year, Zack Snyder stepped down from directorial duties on Justice League due to a family tragedy. He was replaced by Avengers director Joss Whedon, but Warner Bros. was adamant that nothing would be changed, and that the reshoots would stay faithful … More>>

GoPro: Karma # 2 in Drone Sales, Business Improving

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The GoPro Karma has rapidly become the number 2 highest selling drone, behind only the DJI Mavic Pro. The company announced their 2nd quarter earnings report last week, showing that after a bad 2016, things may be looking up. "GoPro is building momentum. Strong … More>>

How to Light For Film – Part 3

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In part 1 and part 2 of this series we explored how to setup a standard scene with 3-point/4-point lighting as well as the properties of light itself. Two more elements I want to introduce you to are motivated and unmotivated light. Understanding the use of … More>>

Netflix Trying to Keep Star Wars and Marvel as Disney Develops Own Service

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) By now everyone has heard of Disney's plans to pull out of their exclusive deal with Netflix to stream Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm content, in favor of launching their own rival services in 2019. We're getting word that Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is lobbying the … More>>

Why It May Be Better To Upgrade Your NLE System vs. Buying New

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Editor's note: We are re-publishing this article as it is full of great information for editors considering whether to buy a new system or upgrade. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest headaches for anyone who works in a creative field that uses high-powered computer systems, … More>>

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