Screenwriting 101: Great Characters – Part 1

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) When was the last time you fell in love with a movie's character? I don't mean the last time you liked a movie, or felt that familiar rush of adrenaline at a particular plot point. I mean, when was the last time a movie ended, and you just wanted a few more minutes … [Read more...]

Special Deal: Boris Continuum 3D Objects Unit v10

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Our friends over at MacVideo Promo have a special deal on Boris Continuum 3D Objects Unit (for Mac and Windows), which features 6 powerful tools that make it easy to import, create, extrude, animate, deform and explode 3D text or EPS shapes: Title Studio is a next generation 2D/3D titling … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: The Dynamic Protagonist

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By Brock Cooper (DoddleNews) When was the last time you watched a movie and thought, “Wow, that was an awesome hero?” You probably remember the bad guy far more than the good guy, am I right? Who do you remember most from Silence of the Lambs, Clarice Starling or Doctor Lecter. While the … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: Format Format Format

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) When I first started screenwriting, I didn't know much about it. I had a great idea for a movie and thought I could just wing it. I downloaded a copy of Celtx and started pounding away until I had a great story that would never sell in a million years. My problem … [Read more...]

Special Price: Lightworks Pro v14

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Includes Boris FX & Graffiti - a $598 value! For over 25 years, Lightworks has been at the forefront of editing, having been used on many of the finest films in cinema history: The Wolf of Wall Street, LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King’s Speech, and many … [Read more...]

Top 5 Christmas Specials

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Christmas wouldn't be the same if there wasn't a dozens of Christmas specials with our favorite characters rejoicing about the miracle of Christmas and the spirit of giving. They run the gambit from the truly amazing to the just plain cheesy, but one thing is … [Read more...]

Top 5 Thanksgiving TV Specials

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to change, and many around the world are grateful for the blessings in their lives. I’ve always thought Thanksgiving was the ultimate feel-good holiday, surpassing even Christmas cheer. There are no presents to … [Read more...]

Halloween TV Specials For All Ages, But Mostly Kids

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By Brock Cooper(doddleNEWS) Halloween may be about ghosts and goblins, but at its heart, the macabre holiday is all about children. Nights of trick-or-treating are some of the greatest memories of any childhood, and for one night we all got to become our greatest heroes, or worst … [Read more...]

Top 5 Frankenstein Movies

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) The Halloween holiday wouldn’t be complete without talking about the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his hideous and piteous monster. Mary Shelley supposedly wrote the story on a dark and stormy night, as part of a game along with her poet husband, Percy, and … [Read more...]

Top 5 Halloween TV Episodes

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Holidays are always fun for television shows because they get to go outside their usual serial box and do something fun and interesting. Halloween gives shows the chance to get a little creepy and take things in directions that border on the macabre. Through the years, … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Luke Skywalker

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(Editor's note: This was one our most popular stories, and since it's Mark Hamill's birthday, we wanted to share it with you!) By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Mark Hamill was only 25 when he swung his first light saber, and some would say that it was the highlight of his career. The Jedi turns … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: Writing Act I

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) The first act of a standard three-act movie is used to introduce the audience to the story and the characters, in the most interesting way possible. The first 10 pages of a script, which equates to the first 10 minutes of the movie, are the most important. Why are … [Read more...]

Matrox Unveils Monarch HDX Broadcast H.264 Encoder at 2015 NAB Show

Matrox Monarch HDX Broadcast H.264 Encoder

Matrox Unveils Monarch HDX Broadcast H.264 Encoder at 2015 NAB Show Dual-channel H.264 encoding device provides the quality, versatility and robustness needed in broadcast video streaming and recording applications — named IABM Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015 in the Playout and Delivery … [Read more...]

Cinematographer Dick Pope Throws Light On Mr. Turner

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By Laura Blum (doddleNEWS) (Editor's note: This article originally ran on our sister site thalo) NEW YORK, NY - When cinematographer Richard "Dick" Pope was tapped to shoot a movie about the Romantic landscape painter Joseph Mallord William Turner, he was entranced. Having come off of lensing … [Read more...]

Matrox VS4 Quad HD Capture Card Now with Support for Telestream Wirecast 6.0

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Multi-channel live streaming production and ISO recording systems ideal for live web shows, news, sporting events, concerts, church services, corporate meetings, lectures and more MONTREAL — Nov. 19, 2014 — Matrox Video today announced the immediate availability of support for Telestream … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7

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Adobe today announces the availability of Lightroom 5.7, Adobe Camera Raw 8.7, and DNG Converter 8.7 as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In … [Read more...]