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UPDATE: The contest is now over, and we'll announce our two winners soon! Stay tuned!! DODDLENEWS NEWSLETTER SWEEPSTAKES Updated! We are now offering TWO 1-year basic subscriptions to by simply signing up for the doddleNEWS newsletter, where you'll be entered to win. Existing … [Read more...]

Adobe Boosts Virtual Reality Toolset With Mettle SkyBox Acquisition

Adobe Mettle SkyBox

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today, Adobe announced that they have bought Mettle's SkyBox Plugin Tools, a set of drag-and-drop, customizable transitions and tools for cinema-quality virtual reality workflows. VR continues its relentless march into our creative tool set, whether we want it to or … [Read more...]

Boris Releases Mocha VR For Virtual Reality Workflows


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If Virtual Reality and 360° Video is going to gain any traction beyond in narrative filmmaking, sooner or later we're going to have to see visual effects impacting the VR workflow. To that end, Boris is releasing Mocha VR, as the world's first plugin's to bring … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 36: Updated Audio Effects In Creative Cloud 2017

Adobe Premiere Pro

By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) One of the bug-bears for Premiere Pro users over the years has been the poor user interfaces for the various audio effects available for both clip- and track-based audio. While the tools themselves have been okay, a lot of us have chosen to abandon Premiere Pro when … [Read more...]

Adobe Developing Voice-Activated Photo Editing Feature


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe is working on an AI digital assistant for Photoshop called Sensei, which allows you to find and edit your photos using your voice, much like iOS' Siri and Amazon's Alexa. If it's a success, can a version for Premiere Pro and After Effects be far behind? … [Read more...]

Sundance 2017: Adobe Premiere Pro Has Huge Presence Once Again

Adobe Sundance 2017

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...]

Adobe Reveals More New Video Tools For Creative Cloud


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe Creative Cloud continues to grow, and in this year's Adobe MAX keynote, there comes a new TEAM Cloud collaboration plan. Post-production teams can now work on projects without dedicated hardware, plus giving them version control and conflict resolution. But with … [Read more...]

Film Riot Launches BloodTober Video Series With Contest


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's the middle of October, and while everyone is working on their Halloween party costumes or finding a terrifying haunted house, Film Riot's Ryan Connolly is getting together with his friends to make some scary and hilarious horror films for their annual … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Adobe Adds More Features To Creative Cloud


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe is enhancing Creative Cloud again. In their fall update, which was announced before IBC 2016, Adobe gave a sneak peak at enhancements that include expanded virtual reality and team project collaboration. … [Read more...]

Character Animator Goes Live With New Adobe Creative Cloud Update


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For their summer update, Adobe has quietly rolled out a bevy of new features to Creative Cloud that they promise will "take your creativity to the next level." Most of these updates were previewed last Spring at NAB and applications like Adobe Character Animator are … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces New Video Tools for Creative Cloud

11 - PR Hero

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe announced new post production tools for filmmakers within the Creative Cloud. The new features were previewed this past April at NAB 2016, and cover enhancements for Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC, and Character Animator. Let's take a look at … [Read more...]

Update: Time To Vote For The Best 2016 My RØDE Reel Short Film


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Update: It's time to vote here! The first awards are given out starting June 29, with the People's Choice on July 4, 2016. The annual My RØDE Reel short film competition has gone live, and submission are now open. In its third year, the largest short film … [Read more...]

Adobe Character Animator Helps Simpsons Make Live Animation History

Homer Simpson Live

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Adobe announced the update to Creative Cloud that included Character Animator, it opened up a ton of new possibilities for motion capture of animated characters to make them more lifelike. But to use the technology to create a live animated project? Yeah, maybe … [Read more...]

Adobe Previews New Creative Cloud Tools Ahead Of NAB

8 - VR Field of View

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're waltzing through NAB, it's easy to get caught up in the latest hardware announcements, and diving into hands on demos of the gear. But software is also a major part of the confab, and just before we head to Las Vegas, Adobe has made sure we make a stop at … [Read more...] Adds Real Time Collaboration In Premiere Pro


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the nature of the internet, it's not uncommon to collaborate with people not only across the country, but also around the world. So having an online portal to share notes and approvals it the natural extension of any video project. has added a killer … [Read more...]

Getting Started With After Effects – Lesson 4: Working With Text

After Effects lesson 4 doddle TV

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In most cases, Text and Text Animation is a major aspect of any After Effects workflow, and text can be as simple as just letters on the screen, or you can be adding Strokes (text outlines) and even drop shadows and other third party effects, but the important … [Read more...]