AviSight Drone Academy Teaches How to Fly and Film


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that the FAA has mandated certification for all commercial drone pilots, it's becoming vital to get the proper education and training to not only pass the FAA test, but also to fly your drones both professionally and safely.  There are several drone academies … [Read more...]

Get Up To Speed on the New Final Cut Pro X 10.3 with Larry Jordan’s Training


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Apple unveiled the brand new Final Cut Pro X with version 10.3, and it is filled with loads of great new features. This long awaited update has brought some significant new changes to the software, including a complete overhaul to the user interface, which is the … [Read more...]

Karen Schmeer Fellowship For Emerging Documentary Editors

Karen Schmeer

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Need to hone your editing skills? Well you can learn from Larry Jordan and improve your command of Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro, but if you're looking to make a career out of it, especially in the field of documentaries, then the Karen Schmeer Fellowship for … [Read more...]

Warner Bros.’ Emerging Directors Wants To Help Make Your Movie

Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Deadline is fast approaching to submit to the new Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop. This new six-month-long seminar is designed to not only will help candidates learn skills as a director, but also provide funds to complete a short film shot right on … [Read more...]

Kodak Offers Grants For Film School Tuition


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Chances are, you or someone you love is eager to attend, or are already enrolled in, film school. But even with the digital revolution, film school is not only competitive, it's expensive. That's why KODAK wants to help. … [Read more...]

Sundance New Voices Lab Accepting Entries For YouTube Webseries


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Sundance Institute and YouTube have partnered to form the New Voices Lab, which will give ten participants a chance to develop their won projects. The program encourages "risk-taking, experimentation, and innovation" for a scripted short-form episodic series, … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Launches Feature Film Directors Workshop

wb emerging film workshop

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. is already known for its screenwriters and television directors workshops, and there's one currently ongoing. But now they want to find the next emerging feature film director, so they are launching another aimed at developing them. … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Opens 2016 TV Director Workshop Submissions


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Heads up directors. The application process for the annual Warner Bros. Television Directors Workshop is now open. For those who want to compete for a chance to be in this 12-week program with WB TV's best and brightest, pay close attention: The deadline will be here … [Read more...]

Sony Conducting HDR Workshops For F5/F55 Cameras


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Do you think that high dynamic range (HDR) has a future in filmmaking?  Dolby thinks so, as they are building DolbyVision HDR theaters as fast as they can. And it looks like Sony and Abel Cine is right there with them, as they're holding a one day event to teach … [Read more...]

MUSE Storytelling Course Returns With New Features


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few months back, Stillmotion announced MUSE, an intensive online course in story telling that promised to help filmmakers craft a better story arc that goes beyond the visual image, delving deeper into character and conflict. The original pilot program had limited … [Read more...]

Visual Storytelling Workshop Set For 32 City Tour


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you missed Shane Hurlbut's Illimination Tour, or Vince LaForet's Directing Motion Workshop, or even Ryan Connolly's two day intensive, there's another workshop coming up that will show filmmakers how to tell a story the Saturday Night Live way. And it's coming to a … [Read more...]

TV Script Contest Looking for New Pilot Ideas


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Pilot season may be over for 2015, but that's not stopping Hollywood from looking forward to 2016, and the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest is an ideal way to get your original idea before agents and executives before next year. … [Read more...]

RED Offers Summer Courses For EPIC Training


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED wants budding shooters to fit comfortably into the platform and are offering a series of seminars to teach users not only how to operate an Epic or Scarlet camera, but also how to handle the post production workflow of its massive 6K and 8K streams. Dubbed … [Read more...]

Free Online Workshop Teaches Making Movies With Smartphones


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Thanks to improvements in the video cameras in smartphones, users can shoot in 1080p, and even 4K with the right app. Throw in a few add-on lenses and some rock solid apps, and suddenly the smartphone has become a cinematic, award-winning tool for mobile filmmaking, … [Read more...]

MIT Offers College-Level Film Classes Online For Free

MIT Open Courseware

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For every budding filmmaker, the question of whether to go to film school is almost Shakespearean. To film school or not to film school. That is the question. Some believe that going the route of Robert Rodriguez or Kevin Smith is just as good as going to film schools … [Read more...]

ARRI Bestows Young Filmmakers With Prestigious Bahnemann Award


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This week at the Fifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards, two young filmmakers took top honors to the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Sheldon Chau and Antoin Combella were amongst a group of finalists who competed with other graduate cinematography … [Read more...]