About Jeremiah Hall

I am a videographer living in the Cincinnati, OH area. I have over fifteen years experience, with my name on a couple of Emmys and a Murrow or two. When I'm not in front of After Effects or teaching editing techniques, I like to play with camera equipment and as much tech as I can find the time for.

Lighting 101: Using Reflectors To Light On A Shoestring

Reflectors Doddle Image

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 … [Read more...]

Final Draft Sold To Cast & Crew Entertainment Services


By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Final Draft Inc., maker of Final Draft screenwriting software, has been sold to Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. In an email to Final Draft users, Final Draft CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Final Draft Inc., Marc Madnick said: "Today is an important day … [Read more...]

Newtek Lowers Lightwave Production Suite Price Through November


By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Newtek, the makers of Lightwave and Tricaster, have lowered the price of the Lightwave Production Suite through November 30, 2015. Lightwave Production Suite consists of Lightwave 2015, NevronMotion and ChronoSculpt. Ligthtwave 2015 consists of 3D modeling, … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 12.1

DaVinci Resolve 12.1

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 12.1 and DaVinci Resolve Studio 12.1. What’s new? Let’s take a look. It is no secret that I like Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. So when a point-one update comes out that includes new features, I like to go … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Red Giant’s Magic Bullet 12.1

Red Giant Magic Bullet 12.1 Looks_Hero_Stu_ALT_540

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Red Giant has released Magic Bullet Suite 12.1, a major update for the color correction, finishing, and film look software suite. Let's take a look. When I think of a point-one upgrade - going from 4.5 to 4.6, or 12.0 to 12.1, my gut reaction is “Oh, this is … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio, Part 4 – Project Settings

Resolve 12.1

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Let’s take a look at project settings in Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. For previous articles in this series, check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Last time, we took a look at your initial preferences in Resolve 12 Studio. This time let’s take … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio, Part 3 – Setting Up Preferences and Users

Resolve 12

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) One of the more important tasks for any editor is the initial setup of the NLE. Now that DaVinci Resolve 12 and Resolve 12 Studio are out of beta, Blackmagic Design has made a couple of changes to the way editors and facilities work with the program after … [Read more...]

Codex Announces Codex Production Suite for Mac OS X

Codex Logo

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Codex has revealed a new dailies and archiving system called Codex Production Suite. Codex Production Suite is available for Mac OS X and Codex’s S and XL-Series hardware. The software works with both compressed formats and RAW. "Among the key features of Codex … [Read more...]

ZEISS Announces New Milvus Lens Family

Photo courtesy ZEISS.

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) German lens-maker ZEISS is announcing a new family of lenses for still photographers and videographers using DSLRs. Called Milvus, the lenses are precise manual-focus for use on DSLR and mirrorless systems requiring higher image quality. Milvus lenses come in … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Tangent Element-Vs Virtual Panels For Color Correction

Element-Vs Tk panel.

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Tangent Element-Vs is an app transforming tablets into colorist controls. How is it? Let’s find out. One of the more expensive controllers are colorist panels. If you’re not familiar, colorist panels are made up of one or more trackballs with a movable ring … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Beta Part 2 – System Requirements

DaVinci Resolve 12

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta is flexible enough to work in codecs from SD all the way to 4K. But can your computer handle what you want to edit? Let’s take a look at what machine you need to edit and grade in Resolve 12 Studio Beta. (See Part 1 … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Beta – Part 1

DaVinci Resolve 12

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta and DaVanci Resolve 12 Studio Beta are here. How are they? Let’s take a look. I loved Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 11. It is a powerful piece of software, but it had a learning curve attached to it, especially for … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Editing With The Logitech G13 Gaming Keypad

Logitech's G13 keys.

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) A gaming keypad makes editing your project faster by not having to jump around your main keyboard for quick keys. The Logitech G13 is one such gameboard. Let's take a look. A gaming keypad is a small keyboard with multiple programmable-buttons. These are not … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: FiLMiC Pro

FiLMiC Pro's view from the iPhone screen.

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Let’s take a look at FiLMiC Pro, a video camera app for iPhones. Consumer cameras annoy me. Auto-focus and auto-exposure software code can turn what would be a good shot into a nightmare. Get two things in the foreground, the camera can’t figure out what to … [Read more...]

Windows 10 – Upgrading The Edit System

Windows 10 Start Button

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Microsoft has released Windows 10. Here’s my experience upgrading my edit system. It was with some trepidation that I agreed to cue up for my Windows 10 upgrade on my edit system. Don’t get me wrong, I like new software the same as anyone else. But my edit … [Read more...]

Wait On That Update: Windows 10 & Skipping The Line

Photo courtesy Microsoft.

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Microsoft has released the first wave of Windows 10, releasing the update in waves. Should you ignore the line and upgrade your edit system? In a word: wait. I like to work with new software, especially new operating systems. Seeing what changes have been made to … [Read more...]