Filmmaking 101: Need Realistic Gun Props? Here’s How To Get Them


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The ability to have a prop gun capable of realistic (but of course fake) firing, gives the actor the right 'force feedback' in order to have a convincing performance in a filmed gun fight. Where can get you a realistic prop gun that is both safe and looks legit on … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 50: Send Audio To Audition, Pt 2


By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) Here is part 2 of my Premiere Pro tutorial on sending audio to Audition. The second way to do so is more advanced as it will send all the audio in your sequence to Audition, and allow you to work in a non-destructive way in the ‘Multitrack Editor,’ which allows … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

New Promo Images from FX’s X-Men Series Legion


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The X-Men franchise is finally making its way to the small screen, with the upcoming series Legion. The series is based on the X-Men character of the same name, and stars Dan Stevens. The series was created by Fargo's Noah Hawley and it is looking … [Read more...]

Mythbusters Duo To Produce CBS Drama


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For twelve years, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have hosted Discovery Channel's Mythbusters television series. The two have used the scientific method and their special effects know-how to put urban legends and myths to the test. Now it looks like they're going … [Read more...]

Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain TV Series Gets Extended Trailer


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Very few directors today can tell a horror story with as much style as Guillermo del Toro. His films are incredibly distinctive and the stories he tells feel like horror movies taken from the 70's and supercharged. Now he's taking his particular brand of vision … [Read more...]

U.S. network television taps film format with Rosemary’s Baby remake

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) After 45 years, "Rosemary's Baby" is back, with a new lead actress, location and platform - a television network that wants viewers to watch TV when it happens. The classic horror remake, billed by Comcast Corp's NBC as a two-part "miniseries event" … [Read more...]

‘The Americans’ dresses TV family drama in KGB disguise

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By Eric Kelsey - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) As a former CIA agent in training, Joe Weisberg knows a moral dilemma when he sees it. But instead of pressing on the weaknesses of would-be informants, Weisberg now writes them into the characters of his Cold War spy drama "The Americans," which is currently … [Read more...]

VFX House Gravity NY To Close After Bankruptcy Fails

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Will cease operations by the end of the month By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Subsequent to the release of Life after Pi, the documentary that chronicles the collapse of Rhythm & Hues and the visual effects industry, noted New York effects house Rhinoceros Visual Design and Effects LLC (aka … [Read more...]

Nikon Announces D4s DSLR


D600 dust/oil issues being repaired at no charge regardless of warranty By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, it isn't the 4K DSLR we've heard they're developing, but nevertheless, Nikon has announced an upgrade of their venerable D4 DSLR platform.  Dubbed the D4s, the DSLR promises shooting … [Read more...]

Documentary Chronicles Collapse of Visual Effects Industry


Life After Pi details the events behind Rhythm & Hues' bankruptcy and FX crisis By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the sudden bankruptcy of the visual effects giant Rhythm & Hues,  the visual effects industry was exposed as on the one hand delivering Oscar caliber work that was in high … [Read more...]

Gravity Oscar buzz showcases UK visual effects industry

By Julia Fioretti - LONDON (Reuters) Some viewers love Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller "Gravity" and others think it pales in comparison with classics like Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey", but pretty much anyone who has seen it agrees the visual effects are stunning. While the film was … [Read more...]

Digital Domain Could Make Comeback With Ender’s Game


FX House co-producer role could change FX Business Model By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After their high profile bankruptcy and sale, Digital Domain is poised to make an equally high profile comeback by taking a co-production role in the Lionsgate Scifi Film Ender's Game.  By putting their own … [Read more...]

Nikon Announces Full Frame D610

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Upgraded design fixes dust/oil issues By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Nikon today announced an update to it's D600 series camera platform which promises to address the dust and oil issues on the sensors of its preceeding design.  The full frame D610 has a newly redesigned shutter, better image … [Read more...]

Bankrupt VFX House Rhythm & Hues Settles Wage Dispute

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Laid off Employees to split Million Dollar Settlement By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When visual effects company Rhythm & Hues filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, they were forced to lay off nearly 240 employees and stiff them for unpaid wages. The result was a brewing class action … [Read more...]

FX Show Wilfred First To Use New Litepanels Sola 12

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The Litepanels Sola 12 makes its way onto the set of Wilfred By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The world of U.S. television drama is highly competitive. Unsurprisingly, shows are always looking at new technologies which could give them an extra edge. FX comedy series Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood … [Read more...]