About Heath McKnight

Editor and Web Content Manager at doddleNEWS; I've been a writer for over 10 years, and a producer/director/editor in film and video for over 16 years. I've written for TopTenREVIEWS, Digital Media Net, Videomaker and other sites and magazines.

The BuZZ Podcast: Media Storage – In Transition Or Crisis?


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Media files are exploding in size and quantity, which we need to preserve for increasingly longer periods of time. On The BuZZ this week, Larry Jordan talked with experts on archiving, LTO, storage and media to help you plan how to organize, preserve and restore … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: Honest Trailers – Logan


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Logan now available on video and digital download, our friends at Screen Junkies do an Honest Trailer for Hugh Jackman's swan song of the character who launched his career. And that's Friday's Funny Feature this week. Have a great … [Read more...]

On May 25, 1977, Star Wars Changed Everything

Star Wars Original Trilogy

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) 40 years ago today, on May 25, 1977, Star Wars debuted from George Lucas and 20th Century Fox, altering cinematic history forever, along with other media, like TV, books, comics, video games, and much more. While there was eventually a trilogy and a prequel … [Read more...]

The Buzz Podcast: Hope for the Creative Industry


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) On The BuZZ podcast this week, Larry Jordan spoke with Paul Babb of MAXON, Louis Hernandez, Jr. of Avid, Carey Dissmore of IMUG (and also a colorist), George Hall of Video Streaming Services, and Norman Hall of USC School of Cinematic Arts to offer hope in our film … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: Aliens Edition

nuthin but an alien

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Alien: Covenant opening, it's perfectly appropriate to post up some hilarious Aliens videos for Friday's Funny Feature. Have a great weekend! First up is Nuthin' But An Alien, a musical parody from our friends a … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny – Star Wars: The Last Jedi 8-Bit Trailer


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: The Last Jedi may still be a good 7 months from release, but that hasn't stopped the hype machine! Last month at Celebration, director Rian Johnson and his team released the first trailer, and we all went crazy. And now we have an 8-Bit trailer (from John … [Read more...]

New Dunkirk Trailer Explodes On Social Media


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. dropped a new trailer for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk last week, which opens in July, and the buzzy preview has exploded on Social Media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7O7BtBnsG4 The trailer is pretty intense, and gives us everything we need … [Read more...]

New Trailer: The Dark Tower

the dark tower poster

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The Dark Tower finally is coming, without a doubt, in August. It was delayed from January to February, and finally to the late summer frame. The legendary book adaptation has gone through different directors (JJ Abrams, Ron Howard, etc.) and studios, and we're … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: The Cure For Gear Acquisition Syndrome

cure your gas

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) You may be like me when I was just starting out years ago, and suffer from Gear Acquisition Syndrome, or GAS for short. In the late 90s to early 2000s, I was convinced my digital film and video career would be better if I had more and better camera, lighting, and … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: The Silence of the Lambs, The Romantic Comedy


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I love trailer recuts! Back in the mid-2000s, 'neochosen' recut The Shining trailer into a fun family film, with all the movie trailer cliches from the 80s and 90s. And now, our friends at CineFix have recut The Silence of the Lambs trailer into a romantic comedy. … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: How Logan Should Have Ended

How Logan Should Have Ended

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Logan is the last time Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine on film (unless something changes), and the film was very well received by critics and fans. So it's only fitting our friends at HISHE would take a crack with How Logan Should Have Ended, which is this week's … [Read more...]

Boris Continuum Particles Unit v10 On Sale For $99


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Boris FX and our friends at MacVideo Promo have slashed the price on Boris Continuum Particles Unit v10 from $299 down to $99. With it, you can create fire, explosions, rain, snow, fog and more, all completely realistic, with an OpenGL-accelerated particle … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: Honest Trailers – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With The Fate of the Furious opening in a week, it's only appropriate Friday's Funny Feature is 'Honest Trailers - The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.' Have a great weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvFN2_6IkyI … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny – How Beauty and the Beast Should Have Ended

How Beauty and the Beast Should Have Ended

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast still dominating, I present to you, "How Beauty and the Beast Should Have Ended" (1991) from our friends at HISHE. It's a perfect Friday Funny Feature; have a great … [Read more...]

Panasonic GH5 Livestream Event

Panasonic GH5

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) B&H is doing a special livestream event for the Panasonic GH5, which is happening now. Check it out: … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: Vertical Video Syndrome


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 … [Read more...]