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...]

doddleREVIEWS: Editing With The Logitech G13 Gaming Keypad

Logitech's G13 keys.

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) A gaming keypad makes editing your project faster by not having to jump around your main keyboard for quick keys. The Logitech G13 is one such gameboard. Let's take a look. A gaming keypad is a small keyboard with multiple programmable-buttons. These are not … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Tiffen Releases New DFX Digital Filter Suite

Tiffen dfxv4 in resolve

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Tiffen Company introduced a new fourth version of their Tiffen DFX digital filter suite this week at NAB 2015. The suite has won multiple awards, and this brand new version introduces brand new filters, processes, and tools, while also introducing improvements … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces Photoshop for Chrome OS Pilot Program


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One thing that has given me pause about buying a Chromebook has been that it's just a browser, and you're more or less at Google's mercy for what app plugins they will provide to give you what you need to get done. Sure, Google Docs can get you a long way with … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces A New, Massive Update to Creative Cloud


Mobile apps integrate with on-the-go features, including masking and compositing By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've been hearing about a bold new world that Adobe was going to announce for several weeks now, and yesterday we got a preview of tighter integration with a host of new mobile apps, … [Read more...]

John Knoll Elevated to Chief Creative at ILM


Will Oversee All Lucas FX Projects for Disney By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) ILM visual FX jedi John Knoll has been elevated to chief creative officer at Industrial Light and Magic, and will likely enjoy similar creative authority and responsibilities as John Lasseter, who oversees all projects … [Read more...]

Japan FX Company Creates Video Retouching App that Rivals Photoshop


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I was wondering the other day, what the heck happened to Rene Russo?  She was the flavor of the month for much of the 90s and 00s, and then, suddenly she was relegated to "the faithful wife," in Thor.  And that's the last I've seen of her.  Then it hit me, she's … [Read more...]

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 – A Review

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by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Adobe has released new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 is the consumer/home version in the Photoshop family. So how is it? Let's take a look. When you open PE11, you have two choices - you can open the Photo … [Read more...]

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Scarab Labs’ Star Filter 2.0


by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) A few days ago I got an email asking me to take a look at Scarab Labs' Star Filter 2.0 plug-in for After Effects. Scarab Labs is located in Croatia. Never having heard of Scarab Labs, I went to their website and took a look around. I found Star Filter 2.0 for After … [Read more...]

Head’s Up! Part 2 – Talking Iron Man’s Heads-Up Display with Cantina Creative

Tony Stark uses the HUD.

by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Here's part two of our conversation with Stephen Lawes, Creative Director of Cantina Creative, and Jayse Hansen, Interface Designer for Film.  Cantina Creative did the HUD and the monitor screens inside The Avengers' helicarrier. Check out part one here. We asked … [Read more...]

Head’s Up! Part 1 – Talking Iron Man’s Heads-Up Display with Cantina Creative


By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) One of the fun parts of the job is getting to talk to effects artists whose work you find exciting.  Doddle got to do just that with Stephen Lawes, Creative Director of Cantina Creative, and Jayse Hansen, Interface Designer for Film.  Cantina Creative did the HUD … [Read more...]

Adobe To Preview Production Premium CS6 At NAB

Adobe Production Premium CS6

  By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe Production Premium is the go to computer editing and special effects application that's been competing head to head with Final Cut Pro for nearly a decade.   And when Final Cut Pro X came out, users were so put off by the new direction Apple was … [Read more...]