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...]

Three Successful Indie Films Made For Under $10,000

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Three things all burgeoning indie filmmakers should possess are; talent, tenacity and of course money. But, while the latter is not always easy to come by, its importance is dwarfed if you have an abundance of the first two. Don't believe me? Well, here are a … [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...]

Robert Redford Reveals Plans To Retire From Acting

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Hollywood royalty Robert Redford has announced that he intends to retire from acting after his next two projects. In an interview with his grandson Dylan Redford, the Oscar winning filmmaker admitted he was “getting tired of acting” although insisted he would … [Read more...]

Karen Schmeer Fellowship For Emerging Documentary Editors

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Need to hone your editing skills? Well you can learn from Larry Jordan and improve your command of Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro, but if you're looking to make a career out of it, especially in the field of documentaries, then the Karen Schmeer Fellowship for … [Read more...]

Here Are The Winners Of Sundance 2016


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Another year of the Sundance Film Festival has come and gone, and the winners have been announced! The award ceremonies were emceed by Taika Waititi, director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and the awards were judged by six different juries. Some of the winners … [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...]

Adobe Creative Cloud At Sundance 2016


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe has made a huge splash at Robert Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT this month, premiering a over 175 features premiering that were cut using Premiere Pro CC. And people couldn't be more thrilled with what they can do with it. … [Read more...]

Sundance Ignite Will Give Young Filmmakers Chance To Go To Fest


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Sundance Film Festival is considered by many to be the independent film festival by many having launched careers like Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez with their films Clerks and El Mariachi, respectively. Now the Sundance Institute has announced a new program … [Read more...]

Trailer: Sundance Documentary The Wolfpack

The Wolfpack

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the most compelling and unusual films of 2015 is undoubtedly documentary The Wolfpack. Directed by Crystal Moselle, The Wolfpack centers on the Angulo brothers who immersed themselves in the world of cinema, after being locked away from the world by their … [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...]

After past Sundance glory, directors return for premieres program

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Comedies, dramas, thrillers and documentaries exploring notable individuals will lead the 2014 Sundance Film Festival non-competitive premieres program, the annual independent film festival said on Monday. The coveted premieres slot, usually reserved for … [Read more...]

Sundance to hold British offshoot again in April

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LONDON (Reuters) The Sundance festival will be heading back to London in April 2014 as the popular independent film and music event ventures outside Utah to its only European venue for a third consecutive year, organisers said on Monday. The London branch of the festival held annually in Park … [Read more...]

Sundance Film Festival shifting a week later to avoid MLK holiday

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By Michael Balderston (TheWrap) The Sundance Film Festival will shift roughly a week later starting in 2015 to avoid the MLK holiday, part of its contract extension with Park City to keep the event at its usual locale until 2026, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The new contract, which was … [Read more...]

Short Film Jonah Is A Big Fish Story [Video]


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Short films are one of the best vehicles into the film industry and a hugely effective way of getting your talent noticed. There is only one rule when it comes to shorts; if you can't make a good one, then find another gig, because you definitely won't be able to … [Read more...]

Sundance expands film festival to Hollywood this summer

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By Lucas Shaw (TheWrap.com) - Sundance is coming to Los Angeles. The Sundance Institute will launch a four-day film festival in Hollywood this summer, an extension of the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT section. That section of the Park City, Utah-based festival features films that take risks with … [Read more...]