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 Punisher Full Trailer Released


  By Heath McKnight After some teases on social media, Marvel and Netflix have released the first full trailer for The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal, and it's a real doozy (and NSFW)! Let's dive right in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIY6zFL95hE I have to admit, I'm a huge … [Read more...]

New Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Short Film and Posters


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Director Denis Villeneuve and Warner Bros. have released the second Blade Runner 2049 prequel short, following the first one from a few weeks back, and this one stars Dave Bautista as Sapper Morton, and is directed by Luke Scott. Let's jump right in with Blade … [Read more...]

The BuZZ Podcast: IBC 2017 Preview


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The IBC trade show is only days away. On The BuZZ podcast last week, Larry Jordan jumped on key industry announcements by talking with several companies who hope to make news with their latest products. Join Larry as he talks with Terry Hope, James DeRuvo, John … [Read more...]

Stephen King’s IT Breaks Records With $123 Million Domestic Opening Weekend


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's IT has genuine hype leading up to its September 8 opening. Fans were excited after the first trailer, and soon Warner Bros. realized they had a bonafide upcoming hit, and really upped the marketing. It paid off in dividends … [Read more...]

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 14 Now Shipping


By Heath McKnight Just a quick note that Blackmagic announced DaVinci Resolve 14 is now shipping! First unveiled at NAB 2017, DaVinci Resolve has up to 10 times improvement in performance, plus the addition of Fairlight audio post-production suite, which the acquired in 2016. They've also … [Read more...]

Who Will Direct Star Wars: Episode IX?


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It was just last night we heard the huge news that yet another director has 'parted ways' from a Star Wars movie, in this case Episode IX's Colin Trevorrow had exited the picture. While I'm sure we'll hear more reports about what really happened, the big question … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Unveils The 2017 Color Up Film Competition


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) FilmConvert has announced the return of the Color Up Film Competition for 2017, its 5th year! There are 6 categories, 6 esteemed judges, and 7 awards. You can submit your film, which needs to be graded with FilmConvert. If you don't have a copy to grade your … [Read more...]

The BuZZ Podcast: Standards Groups – SMPTE, AES, IEEE, and DPP


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Last week on The BuZZ production podcast, host Larry Jordan introduced us to some of the key standards organizations in the media industry. These are the folks that create the specs that allow all our gear and software to work together. They also determine the … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Short Film [Video]


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We're just over a month away from the premiere of Blade Runner 2049, the highly anticipated sequel from Sir Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve. Warner Bros. is putting the promotion machine into overdrive with new TV spots and a poster, plus trailers. And … [Read more...]

The BuZZ Podcast: Tips For Successful Filmmaking


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) What makes for a successful film? Is there a magic button that creates success? Last week on The BuZZ Podcast, host Larry Jordan talked with five successful filmmakers about their process, their mistakes, what they’ve learned and their ideas on what it takes to … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2049: Two New TV Spots and Poster


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Blade Runner 2049 is one of the most anticipated sequels in a long time; I first heard of sequel talk way back in the 1990s in the pages of one of my all-time favorite movie magazines, Cinescape. They even had a proposal that would've cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as … [Read more...]

The BuZZ Podcast: Vimeo, Samsung, Microsoft, and More


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This week on The BuZZ Podcast, host Larry Jordan showcase a variety of new technology: An update on file security, Vimeo’s latest tools for filmmakers, new cameras, faster SSD drives and a behind-the-scenes look at Microsoft Azure. Join Larry as he talks with … [Read more...]

The Punisher Teaser Trailer From Marvel and Netflix


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) … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: CinemaSins – Kong: Skull Island


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 … [Read more...]

Casey Affleck: Ben Not Returning As Batman


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 … [Read more...]

The BuZZ Podcast: Artificial Intelligence and Video Editing


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This week on The BuZZ podcast, host Larry Jordan looks at Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. What exactly are they? Should we be worried for our jobs or embrace it? How should we prepare for the future? Tonight, we learn more. Join Larry as he … [Read more...]