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Month March 2017

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 1: Action-Based Directing, Trust, & Acting School

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Being a director has always seemed like a misunderstood role to me, since most first time directors are preoccupied with where to place the camera. The look of the film is generally a collaboration between the director of photography and the director, but the details are usually left up to […]

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Deadpool 2 Writers Talk Future of the Character

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Deadpool was a triumph both critically and at the box office. It re-introduced the character properly with the perfect actor playing the part, proved an R-rated superhero film could work, and it was a lot of fun. With that film firmly securing a sequel, fans have wondered what’s next for […]

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What Armie Hammer as Green Lantern Could Look Like

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’s Justice League is set to premiere later this year, with a lineup consisting of Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and The Flash. Superman will also make an appearance, despite having died in Batman V Superman:… Continue Reading →

Be A DIT Rockstar With OWC’s Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The new MacBook Pro has made some very interesting trade-offs during its most recent refresh, back in late 2016. They’re now much lighter and thinner than their predecessors, and feature the very cool Touch Bar. However, they’ve also pared down the number of ports available, and have significantly sealed them […]

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That Matrix Reboot May Not Be A Reboot After All

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last week some news came down the pipeline that the Wachowskis’ Matrix trilogy was going to get the reboot treatment. Where some people’s knee-jerk reaction was that this was a bad idea, I thought it was actually a pretty good idea. I’ve already covered all the possible incarnations of a […]

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Sigma Unwraps Pricing and Availability for the 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Lens

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sigma has just announced pricing and availability for their new 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens. It was first unveiled at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan back in February along with the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art. It will carry a retail street price of […]

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Editing 101: Color Schemes

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Color timing or color grading has come a long, long way from the original photo-chemical process done at a photo lab, all the way up to modern day digital color correction suites. Today’s digital hardware and software solutions are incredibly powerful, and give a lot more leeway in how you […]

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Streaming Review: Iron Fist

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There’s no way of reviewing Iron Fist without wading into some of the more controversial aspects of the series. Let’s just get the big thing out of the way upfront: I firmly believe that the part of Danny Rand should have been played by an Asian actor. There would have […]

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Alien: Covenant Sequel is Actually a Prequel Titled Awakening

Alien: Covenant is due in theaters in just a couple of months and will continue the story that began in Prometheus. Both of these are prequels to Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 science-fiction/horror masterpiece Alien and will reveal the origin of the… Continue Reading →

Justice League is a ‘Little Introduction’ to Commissioner Gordon

Last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was a prequel of sorts to this year’s Justice League. It introduced classic DC characters such as Wonder Woman and The Flash to the big screen along with Cyborg and Aquaman. But it… Continue Reading →

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