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My RØDE Reel Film Contest Is Ending Soon! Prizes Worth Over $500,000!

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Update: The June 30, 2017 deadline is fast approaching! By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE is celebrating the 50th year of their parent company, Freedman Electronics, by launching the biggest My RØDE Reel short film competition ever, with over a half million dollars in prizes. So break out … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Han Solo Loses Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I thought one of the greatest things that Lucasfilm did after Disney acquired the company was hiring Chris Miller and Phil Lord to direct the Star Wars spinoff that centered around a young Han Solo. The directors have proven time and time again that they have keen … [Read more...]

WWDC: Apple’s iMac and iPad Updated


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Going into greater depth on the hardware announcements made at today's keynote that kicked off Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference. We saw a bunch of updates and new hardware, including a new iMac Pro, which makes me wonder if editors will look back at that old … [Read more...]

Choosing The Right Lens Flare Effect For The Job


By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) Lens Flares are effects I use on probably a daily basis, and I always seem to find myself going back to the same four effects over and over again. For this this mini-review, I’d talk about the Lens Flare effects that I use on an almost daily basis, and what I … [Read more...]

Cine Gear 2017: Canon Kicks Off With C200 Announcement


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On the eve of Cine Gear, when everyone is talking about RED's central presence, Canon decided to turn heads with the expected announcement of the Cinema EOS C200. We knew it was coming, but one, we were guessing it could debut at Cine Gear, and two, we didn't know … [Read more...]

Film Florida Part 2: The Future Depends On A Return To What Works


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In our article regarding Film Florida, we talked about how a perfect storm that struck the state of Florida caused filmmakers and producers to look elsewhere to film. Increased competition from other states, the crash of the housing market, and an ill-timed removal … [Read more...]

DJI Unveils Spark Drone In Grand Central Station


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) To underscore the benefit of having a personal drone with you at all times, DJI went to one of busiest places in New York City, Grand Central Station, and showed off the new DJI Spark Personal Drone. And DJI is calling it the smallest, smartest, and simplest drone … [Read more...]

Cine Gear 2017: RED To Present Panels With Dean Devlin And More


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Not long after NAB 2016, RED announced they wouldn't have a booth at the confab in 2017, instead choosing to stay local for Cine Gear. For the cinema camera company, it's quite literally down the street. But there's also another benefit to showcasing your wares in … [Read more...]

RED Celebrates A Decade Of MYSTERIUM


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you think about milestones and RED, you'd expect to see great fanfare. But they didn't even put out a press release. Instead, in celebrating the tenth anniversary of their MYSTERIUM sensor and the RED ONE Cinema Camera, it was a largely quiet affair with those … [Read more...]

Canon 6D MK. II Rumored For July Announcement

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon is believed to be getting ready to announce the second generation full-frame 6D camera in July, but what can we expect? Will it be just another marginal 'fins update,' or will it be brought into the realm of 4K to the delight of filmmakers? … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Reviewing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a bit more difficult than I suspected before sitting down to write this. The short review is pretty simple: If you liked the first movie, you'll like this one. The only element that is really missing between the two is … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Wrap-Up and Best of the Show


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) NAB 2017 was vast with no lack of interesting technology to see. From streaming video boxes to virtual reality, to tiny little drones that fly in formation. There was also announcements for updates to Blackmagic's Davinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere. But my favorite … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Blackmagic Unveils DaVinci Resolve 14, Ultimate 11, and More


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design holds one of the biggest press conferences at NAB Show every year. They never fail to impress, and this year is no different as they hit the ground running at NAB 2017. Loads of new offerings and updates have been announced, so let's not waste … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: DJI Launches Ronin 2 Gimbal Stabilizer


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Starting over from the ground up, DJI has introduced the sequel to their Ronin gimbal stabilizer. Dubbed Ronin 2, the new rig has been designed with heavier cinema cameras like the RED, plus accessories for a total load of up to 30 pounds. But it's also convertible … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Atomos Unveils 4K60 19-Inch Sumo


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos got ahead of the NAB News Cycle yesterday with the announcement of a huge, 19-inch new 4K external monitor recorder that can wrestle 4K/60 Raw with 10-bit HDR. And they've dubbed it SUMO. … [Read more...]