Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Reveal Alpha Pay Streaming Service

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With YouTube forcing channels to sign onto their draconian revenue sharing scheme or face delisting, removing monetization due to false copyright claims, and squeezing out brand-sponsored videos for channels to make a little extra coin, there's a new trend brewing … [Read more...]

Get up to a $20,000 Production Fund Grant For Your Short Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Making a film is challenging, exciting, frustrating, and incredibly rewarding. It is also a risky and expensive investment, so money will always be a bit of an issue, however. While a lot of films are either financed by finding investors or out of the filmmaker's … [Read more...]

Editing 101: The Art of Cutting – Where to Start

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You've heard the old saying that a film is written three times: First as a screenplay, then during production, and again when it's been edited. It's easy to find tons of information on how to write a screenplay or direct a film (I should know, I've written a lot on … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: Top 10 No-Budget Screenwriting Techniques

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By Julian Grant (doddleNEWS) Here are my Top 10 Tips for your DIY Cinema Screenwriting success. 1. REVERSE ENGINEER EVERYTHING. START WITH WHAT YOU HAVE AT HAND BEFORE YOU START WRITING. Start by working backwards. Make a list of all the things in your life you have than can be used to make an … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the Final Fantastic Beasts Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've never been the biggest fan of the Harry Potter series, although I do find a lot to like about it, especially in terms of world building. The novels themselves are extremely repetitive, which means I have yet to be able to marathon the films, as they kind of … [Read more...]

Producer Says Captain Marvel Director Announcement Coming Soon

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios have consistently made one good movie after another for the past eight years. Even the lesser films, like The Incredible Hulk and Thor: The Dark World are still enjoyable movies in their own right — they just tend to be not as good when compared … [Read more...]

Short Film Script Contest Offers $20,000 Production Grant

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Update: Just a reminder the early bird deadline is October 12, 2016. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Recently, we reported on a grant that would give a filmmaker $7,000 to write and direct a feature film. But what if you don't have a full length screenplay in development, but have a concept … [Read more...]

Filmmakers: Apply For A $7,000 Feature Film Grant

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Update: The final deadline is tomorrow September 30, 2016! Submit today here. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The cost of filmmaking has been seriously decreasing for independent filmmakers for years, but there are still those with no money to make a film whatsoever. So what's a filmmaker with … [Read more...]

ARRI Finalizes SXT 4K Camera Upgrades

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) ARRI has announced that it has finally completed development of their new SXT Camera platform design, and are now ready to begin scheduling upgrades of ALEXA cameras bought during the last two years. … [Read more...]

TV Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead – Season 2, Ep 1: “Home”

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Evil Dead is one of my favorite cult film series of all time, so I'm ecstatic that it's being continued on television on Starz, who the show be as crude and bloody as it needs to be. Season one of Ash Vs. Evil Dead was fantastic, and the wait for season two has … [Read more...]