Learning From Sundance: El Mariachi


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last time we were looking at Clerks for lessons we can take away from previous independent films, which was shot for under $30,000. Today, we look at a film that was shot for even less: Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi was filmed for a little over $7,000. El … [Read more...]

Learning From Sundance: Clerks

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every film tells two stories, the one on the screen and the one behind the scenes. This is the best part of independent filmmaking, sometimes the story behind the film is just as entertaining. And informative. There’s probably no better place to learn the … [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...]

Sundance New Voices Lab Accepting Entries For YouTube Webseries


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Sundance Institute and YouTube have partnered to form the New Voices Lab, which will give ten participants a chance to develop their won projects. The program encourages "risk-taking, experimentation, and innovation" for a scripted short-form episodic series, … [Read more...]

Sundance 2016: Blackmagic Cameras, DaVinci Resolve Used On Films


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Sundance in full swing, Blackmagic Design is making its presence known in their usual fashion, represented through over 35 films in competition that used both cameras to film, and DaVinci Resolve Studio for their post-production workflow. But it may surprise some … [Read more...]

Sundance 2016: Daisy Ridley To Executive Produce The Eagle Huntress


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley has just signed on to executive produce the Sundance premiere of the documentary The Eagle Huntress. Ridley joins executive producer Morgan Spurlock and director Otto Bell in a film that follows the true story of a … [Read more...]

Sundance 2016: Ten Movies With Buzz


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Film festivals tend to be a marathon to attend — so many films and so little time. Sundance is even a bit trickier, since compounding the sheer amount of films, most of these indie flicks don't even have trailers to judge them by. Still, like every other … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl won two prestigious awards at this year's Sundance Film Festival (Grand Jury and Audience Awards). But does the movie genuinely live up to the Festival's accolades? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Far from the sappy, oft-used formula of budding teen love … [Read more...]

Sundance 2015: Breakout Film Tangerine Made With iPhone, FiLMiC Pro


Mobile filmmaking with an iPhone gets serious attention at Sundance By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This year at Sundance, many people are raving about the documentary Being Evel, which was shot using a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and color corrected on DaVinci Resolve. But while Blackmagic is … [Read more...]

Sundance 2015: Over 35 Movies Filmed With Blackmagic

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Cameras and color correction software show dominance By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Much like the dominance that ARRI enjoyed for the Oscars, Blackmagic Design is enjoying a huge presence at this year's Sundance Film Festival, with 35 films competition that were either shot on Blackmagic Cinema … [Read more...]

Sundance 2015: Vimeo Announces Partnership with Indiegogo


Exclusive Distribution Arrangement Will Offer Select Film Funding By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's an old saying that when you're number 2, you try harder. I submit that you try smarter, and this week, the number 2 video streamer and the number 2 crowdfunder have teamed up to do just that. … [Read more...]

Sundance 2015: Sundancing to a Different Tune

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Stretching out over 11 days, from January 22 through February 1, the 31st year of the Sundance Film Festival will be known as the year of the comedian. The joke? Actually, there isn't one. This is the year that the comedians get serious. Nearly half (OK, 7) … [Read more...]

Adobe Footprint To Be Keenly Felt At Sundance In 2015


21 features and shorts cut on Adobe Premiere to debut at Sundance By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last year during awards season, ARRI had plenty to crow about, since the lion's share of films had been shot on the ARRI ALEXA. In 2015, however, it seems that Adobe is the winner, at least as far as … [Read more...]

Streaming Movie Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It's well-known that Hollywood has such a short memory that any contenders vying for attention during awards season will try to postpone their film's release date to October at the very earliest. Which makes the kudos for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night all the … [Read more...]

VR Movies Could Be Huge In 2015

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Oculus Rift to Drive New Genre By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a revolution going on, and it's going to be televised right into your brain. That's the promise of devices like the Facebook's Oculus Rift, the Samsung Gear VR, and a host of other virtual reality devices, such as Google … [Read more...]

Far from Hollywood din, New York Film Festival puts focus on quality


By Patricia Reaney - NEW YORK (Reuters) Cannes has its coveted prizes and Sundance its lucrative deals, but the New York Film Festival, unencumbered by awards or marketing, says its mission is simple: to present the year's best in world cinema. The 52nd annual event, which opens Friday, is for … [Read more...]