Screenwriting 101: Getting your script out there – The Spec Script

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) It can be hard to get noticed in Hollywood and it seems like everyone is competing for the same money. It doesn't matter if it's a major blockbuster or independent film. The main tool a screenwriter has in his arsenal is the spec script. When you write a script on … [Read more...]

RED Enhances Image Processing In Post Workflow; Helium Sensor Rated Best

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED has developed a new image processing workflow for their cameras, future proofing the platform as the film industry moves towards high dynamic range. Dubbed IPP2, the workflow will spread across all cameras, their new HDR displays, software, and firmware. In … [Read more...]

Sundance 2017: Adobe Premiere Pro Has Huge Presence Once Again

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've barely caught our breath from CES and Sundance is preparing to get into full swing, and Adobe is on just about every film panel's agenda. Why? Well, not only is it an official sponsor of the Robert Redford's film festival, but with over 4 in 10 projects using … [Read more...]

Domestic Box Office Soars, But International Gross Is Down In 2016

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This year was a good year for Hollywood and another record breaking one to boot. Studios have posted $11.37 billion gross at the domestic box office in 2016, enjoying their biggest year ever according to ComScore (via Variety). That beats the previous high of $11.1 … [Read more...]

CES 2017 Day 3: HTC Vive, Mohu, Steadicam, Dell, and 8K Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three of CES 2017 proved one thing: There is quite a lot to see, and there's really no way to see it all, even if CES was a month long. But here are a few things we feel are worth sharing. … [Read more...]

CES 2017 Day Two: Project Alloy VR, Razer 3-Monitor Laptop, Robo 3D

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Roaming around day 2 of CES 2017, we're catching our breath and seeing what we've missed. Some products are amazing, to be sure, but will some of them ever make it to market? … [Read more...]

Judge Rejects Axanar’s Request for Summary Judgment in Star Trek Copyright Case

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a tersely worded opinion that minces no words, the judge in the Axanar Star Trek fan film copyright case has rejected the fair use argument by the Axanar defense team, and has denied their request for summary judgment. Thus clearing the way for a jury trial. … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan Looks Back At 2016

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) On the Digital Production Buzz this last week, Michael Kammes asked me what I thought the highlights of 2016 were. As I was thinking about it, I realized that these fell into four areas: Distribution Hardware Software Business Trends Here’s what I … [Read more...]

CES 2017: GoPro To Relaunch Karma Drone Later This Year

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UPDATE: According to a recent interview with TechCrunch, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman said that the power problem with the Karma drone was due to the battery being able to slip a few millimeters away from it's connection, thereby losing power. A simple use of tape to secure the battery would have solved … [Read more...]

CES 2017: Panasonic Reveals Details on the Long Awaited GH5

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've been waiting for Panasonic to pull the curtain back on more details for the GH5, and after over three years in development, they've finally given us a look here at CES. And while the GH5 still only shoots in 4K, it has some major league improvements. These … [Read more...]

CES 2017: DJI Unveils New Products and Seagate Partnership

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today at CES, DJI announced two new OSMO handheld stabilizer products, a limited edition Phantom 4 drone, and a new mapping app. In addition, they are have joined forces with hard drive maker Seagate for an initiative that promises to address data and storage issues … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Adds Support for DNG Lossless

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's always interesting when Magic Lantern is quiet for a while, and then returns with a host of new breakthroughs to further extend the life of the Canon DSLR platform. This time around, they've announced lossless 14-bit DNG as an option. But the more they mine the … [Read more...]

Only Days Left to Submit to NYC Drone Film Festival

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Have you produced a short film using a drone for at least half of it? Well, you may want to consider submitting it into the 3rd annual New York City Drone Film Festival. But hurry up, the deadline is fast approaching! … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Gets Into Virtual Reality With New Hire

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is getting into virtual reality by making a high profile hire of Tribecca's Genna Terranova to head development of all VR content at the studio. Can VR live up to the success of Amazon's original programming? … [Read more...]

YouTube’s Potential Problem: Viewership May Be Dropping

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've all heard the old phrase, 'You don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.' And for years, YouTube's API was that golden goose. But after tweaking it to make the streaming giant more curated, YouTubers have begun to complain that their views have dropped 5 … [Read more...]