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Ash Vs. Evil Dead May Be Delayed Until 2018, Will Reveal Why He’s Chosen One

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ash Vs. Evil Dead gave fans of the franchise what they’ve longed for ever since Army of Darkness: a true sequel. Every year it seemed like Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell were close to begin work on a fourth film, only to find out that they weren’t. Fans waited […]

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Just How Extensive Are Joss Whedon’s Justice League Reshoots?

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Earlier this year, Zack Snyder stepped down from directorial duties on Justice League due to a family tragedy. He was replaced by Avengers director Joss Whedon, but Warner Bros. was adamant that nothing would be changed, and that the reshoots would stay faithful to Snyder’s vision. But just how accurate is that […]

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How to Light For Film – Part 3

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In part 1 and part 2 of this series we explored how to setup a standard scene with 3-point/4-point lighting as well as the properties of light itself. Two more elements I want to introduce you to are motivated and unmotivated light. Understanding the use of motivated and unmotivated light […]

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Why It May Be Better To Upgrade Your NLE System vs. Buying New

Editor’s note: We are re-publishing this article as it is full of great information for editors considering whether to buy a new system or upgrade. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest headaches for anyone who works in a creative field that uses high-powered computer systems, such as working on demanding NLE’s or […]

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Loads of New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Details and Images!

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fans are desperate for any information on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And that also includes any new images. Fortunately, Entertainment Weekly was able to interview many of the cast and revealed some really cool stuff. Some of the revelations are about the characters and how they intersect with the story. […]

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Daniel Craig All But Confirmed For Bond 25, Rumored For Bond 26

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are few films franchises with as long a history as the 007 James Bond series. Throughout its 50-plus year history, there have been six actors who have played the role, but it was Daniel Craig’s version that truly rebooted the series. So far he has starred in four films, and […]

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Filmmaking 101: The Ten Commandments For Working On A Film Set

By Danny F. Santos Being on a film set is one of the most hectic, dangerous, exhausting things you can be employed to do. There are a ton of details that need to be taken care of and if things aren’t done properly, lives may be in danger. The only way you’re going to make it […]

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Major Enhancements Added to StratusCore’s Virtual Studio Platform

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back in January, StratusCore opened the doors to its cloud-based digital content production platform and suite of tools for the digital content industry. Now they’ve given the entire Virtual Studio platform a major update. Virtual Studio is a pre- to post-production platform that allows digital artists and creative studios to create, store, share, render, and transfer […]

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How to Light For Film – Part 2

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When we last left off, we went over 3-point (and 4-point) lighting. 3-point lighting is the fundamental basis for lighting effectively. It’s not the only lighting style — Dogme 95 films use only in scene lighting that happens naturally, for instance — but it is the basic foundation for most […]

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Screenwriting 101: The 4 M’s Of A Screenplay’s Moral Premise

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every film’s screenplay has a plot structure to it, which can usually be summed up in three acts. Sometimes four or five acts or eight to twelve sequences but anyone who has studied and written screenplays has come across this stuff. As a director, it’s important to understand screenplay structure […]

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