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      Sigma Adds Three More Lenses To Art Line

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sigma continues to add to their third party, high end Art line of lenses with a trio of new offerings that promise to give shooters more of the same fantastic performance of their predecessors.  From the 135mm f2 and f1.8, to the 85mm Art lens, to the new 24-70, Sigma is killing it. … Read More>>

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      Looking at Oscar’s Nominated Documentaries – Feature

      By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) With the 89th Academy Awards slated for Sunday, February 26th, the Oscar buzz has officially accelerated to a roar. Naturally, the vetting and betting for the Top 6 (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay – Original and Adapted) is at its annual fever pitch -- but what about the other categories? Such as Best Documentary Feature? Well, if you've been rushing out to see the A-list contenders, you … Read More>>

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      On Set Sound – Part 1

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have a habit of going off to the lesser touched aspects of film that are really really important. Most of this because I never really went to film school and learned a lot the hard way-- by massively screwing the pooch (not to be confused with screwing the massive pooch)! So with that in mind, I'm starting a series of posts on sound for production! Why Sound? I've already written about visuals a few times, … Read More>>

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      Screenwriting 101: A Look at the Hero’s Journey, Pt. 1

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) From filming to special effects, the Star Wars saga has set a standard by which many event blockbusters are now modeled after. And while not perfect, it draws from the classic story telling technique called The Hero's Journey, by Joseph Campbell. This tried and true storytelling method can be used for just about any story you want to write, from comedy to adventure. With that in mind, I thought we might want … Read More>>

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Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 40: Understanding Audio Compression

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) In following tutorials I’m going to be talking about tools in Premiere Pro and Audition that allow us to compress the audio range of a clip or a track. So, what is audio compression and why do we need it? To best explain this, I have recorded some audio that … More>>

DJI Unveils Ultra Rugged Matrice 200 Drone

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Lets face it. While drones are pretty amazing at what they do, they're really all that tough. A gust of wind, a stray branch, and your flying is done for the day. But DJI is seeking to confront this notion with the new Matrice 200 series drone, which can take a … More>>

Rumors Swirl Of Phantom 5 Drone Coming

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Almost the very second after DJI announced they were eliminating the Phantom 4 standard from their drone line and were closing down for a few weeks for the Chinese New Year, the speculation started about when we'd see a new Phantom 5. Now it seems like we'll get one … More>>

A Geek’s Reaction to the Final Kong: Skull Island Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Giant monster movies like Them! and the amazingly terrible The Giant Claw are something that seemed to disappear in the United States after the heyday of b-movies in the 50s. None of them ever lived up to the 1933 classic King Kong. That's probably why the film … More>>

Sigma Adds Three More Lenses To Art Line

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sigma continues to add to their third party, high end Art line of lenses with a trio of new offerings that promise to give shooters more of the same fantastic performance of their predecessors.  From the 135mm f2 and f1.8, to the 85mm Art lens, to the new 24-70, … More>>

On Set Sound – Part 3

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Location, location, location. One of the biggest mistakes I see made on first time productions is location scouting, for everything from set decoration to cinematography and sound. Not that the locations are not well picked for what the film requires (if you want … More>>

Lego Batman Director In Talks To Helm Live-Action Nightwing Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last week we received some good news about The Batman. Matt Reeves is stepping in to helm the film, which is a pretty big win for the DCEU, as it tries to course correct its growing universe. Ben Affleck welcomed him via a tweet, so all of those who still think … More>>

The Oscars 2017 Winners: Moonlight and La La Land

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Despite an embarrassing blunder of who won Best Oscar (Moonlight, not La La Land), the 89th Oscars show is in the books, and we have the full list of winners below. The winners aren't too much of a surprise, though Oscar voters split the Best Director and Best … More>>

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reshoots May Deal With Carrie Fisher’s Passing

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Word has come in that reshoots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will commence in March. According to reports, the reshoots are taking place in Austria, Scotland, and Ireland. Ireland is a pretty interesting location, since the Skellig Michael island that subs in for … More>>

Netflix Acquires Worldwide Rights to Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Martin Scorsese's gangster film The Irishman is on track and set to reunite him with one of his longtime muses after more than 20 years. The film is set to star Robert De Niro and based upon the 2004 novel by Charles Brandt, I Heard You Paint Houses. STX spent … More>>

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 39: The Parametric Equalizer, Pt 3

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) We continue our tutorial on the Parametric Equalizer in Premiere Pro CC 2017. Click here for part 1 and part 2. Q/Width With the Parametric Equalizer, what is even more impressive is that you can directly affect how taut or slack the rubber-band effect is by … More>>

Screenwriting 101: A Look at the Hero’s Journey, Pt. 2

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We continue with our Screenwriting tutorial on The Hero's Journey, by analyzing Act Two of the original Star Wars. Check out Part 1 and Act One here. Act Two with his aunt and uncle dead, Luke finds new purpose, to follow Obi Wan and learn the ways of the Force, … More>>

On Set Sound – Part 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the key things about sound for production is choosing the right mics. There are several good brands for microphones like Audio-Technica or Sennheiser. Even better, recording technology hasn’t really changed too much over the years, so a good mic today will … More>>

Sony Announces World’s Fastest SD Card

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The memory card arms race continues to wage a hot war, and the benefit is SD cards are getting faster, sooner. This time around, Sony is claiming the mantle of "world's fastest" with a new SDXC II card that can read and write at almost 300 megabytes per second. … More>>

Looking at Oscar’s Nominated Documentaries – Feature

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) With the 89th Academy Awards slated for Sunday, February 26th, the Oscar buzz has officially accelerated to a roar. Naturally, the vetting and betting for the Top 6 (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay – Original and Adapted) is at its annual … More>>

Matt Reeves Officially Set To Direct The Batman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems that every time I write something about The Batman specifically (and the DCEU generally), I start off with something along the lines of, "One of these days I’ll write an article about only good things happening in the DCEU." That day has finally … More>>

HBO Spending Half Billion Dollars On Tom Hanks’ New World War II Mini-Series

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are two things that Tom Hanks never seems to get out of his system, Space and World War II. Last weekend was a free HBO preview weekend, and I spent it watching Hanks' epic mini-series Band of Brothers, which may be the finest World War II drama since Twelve … More>>

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