Basketball Trick Shots

How To : Do the whiskey versus water bar trick to win bets

If you are looking for a cool new way to hustle free drinks at the bar or cash from your friends, check out this tutorial. In this video, you will learn an incredibly interesting trick using just whiskey, water, two shot glasses and a card or driver's license. Bet a friend tha ...more

How To : Play basketball with help from Kobe Bryant

L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant shares some tips with TIME Magazine's Sean Gregory on how he puts his best foot forward everytime he steps onto the court. Areas gone over in this video include: The proper grip & shooting form, attack the foot & sell the fake, the pull-up jum ...more

How To : Blur out a car's license plate in Final Cut Pro

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to blur out a couple of car number plates in a static shot in Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video ...more

How To : Employ the tennis footwork ready position

The ready position is the position you want to be in when you're waiting for your opponent to hit you the tennis ball. It's the foundation for tennis movement in general. From this position you can employ the various footwork patterns that let you move around the tennis court ...more

How To : Create a 3D model of a book in modo

This tutorial presents a general guide on how to model a book within modo, setting up the UVs, assigning some basic textures and materials to different poly groups. In the end, you will set up a studio shot for the book and create some more copies to fill the scene. In order t ...more

How To : Use the Vivitar 285HV professional camera flash

Got a new Vivitar 285HV and having trouble using the flash? No problem! This video will describe how to use the flash on your new camera and gives some other great tips for new owners! The flash on this camera can be a little different to use than an automatic flash because yo ...more

How To : Simulate a dolly shot with just a camera tripod

brusspup has tons of ingenious tips and tricks for everybody! In this video tutorial, he shows you how to simulate a dolly shot with just a camera tripod. Want to make your videos look more professional, but don't have the money to spend on an expensive dolly or crane? Film e ...more

How To : Be a strongman with four feats of strength

Welcome to graduation! This is your senior year of Strength School, co-hosted by world record holder and supreme bad ass, Dennis Rogers! In this episode, you'll learn FOUR feats of strength, designed to prove you're stronger than everyone else in the room put together! 1. Th ...more

How To : Use backspin in golf

Rickard Strongert explains that the secret to using a backspin trick shot is hiding a golf ball in your pocket. You must put two balls together in a bunker and line them up in the direction you are planning to hit the shot. You have to use your sand wedge, take a full swing, a ...more

How To : Make an Eye-Catching Beaded Candle Holder

Why buy a beaded candle holder at the store when you can make one at home? Use this crafty idea to turn your favorite votive candle holder (or shot glass!) into a beautiful, eye-catching, colorful display! Things you'll need: Candle holder (or clear shot glass) Beads Super g ...more

How To : Play Your Kit in Battlefield Bad Company 2

Are you having problems because the game was released a long time ago and the more experienced players are better than you? Then you should be very excited to find out that I will be giving you some general tips & tricks about the different classes that I have learned the hard ...more

How To : Bizarrely merge photos in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

Master your tennis serve : the kick serve

Master your tennis serve: the kick serve. Be sure to click on all the video chapters to view the entire tutorial. Fuzzy Yellow Balls is a high quality resource of tennis tutorial videos. Fuzzy Yellow Balls provides video tennis lessons in Grips, Forehand, Backhand, Serve, Ret ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Play the basketball game 21

Often used to settle scores, 21 is a continuous, fast-paced version of basketball with few rules and little room for error. You Will Need * Three players * A basketball * A hoop or half of a court Step 1. Decide who starts with the ball Decide who starts with the ball. Fli ...more

How To : Release point in basketball

In this tutorial, we learn how to release point in basketball with Tom. If you hesitate or hang, you will lose power in your legs and your ball will go short and flat. When you reach the top of your jump you will want to release your ball to get the most height out of it. When ...more

How To : Practice 3 in 1 post moves in basketball

This video series covers the three offensive moves for low post situations. After an introduction to the 3 in 1 moves, see how to do the fake and fade away, the shot fake and pivot, and the fake shot fake shoot. Part 1 of 4 - How to Practice 3 in 1 post moves in basketball. P ...more

How To : Perform the liquid transfer bar trick

This nifty little bar trick is sure to win you a free drink. What you'll need is two shot glasses, two quarters and some liquid to put in one of the shot glasses. Now, bet someone that you can transfer the liquid from the full shooter glass to the empty shooter glass without t ...more

How To : Defend a shot in netball

Geva Mentor shows how she defends a shot in netball. Netball is similar to basketball, but with no backboard. Since every scoring shot has to essentially be a "swish", blocking the high trajectory arc of the shot is key to this technique. Defend a shot in netball. Click throug ...more

How To : Shoot Day for Night

Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com Those 3 Words We Love to Hear, Day for Night (DFN). What better three words could a director ask to hear? No huge generators, no freezing temperatures, no vampire-style living... what's not to love? Are you perplexed? Well, long ago, ...more

How To : Throw a March Madness party

March Madness—the period when college basketball teams compete for the championship—is a perfect time to throw a party. Learn how to throw the best March Madness party around with tips from Howcast. You Will Need * Food * Drink * Decorations * Poster board * The number of a ...more

How To : Jump over a car with film effects & tricks

In this tutorial, we learn how to jump over a car with film effects & tricks. First, you will take a long shot of someone pretending like they are jumping over a car, make sure they add in excitement. After this, you will take a long shot of a car driving over in the same area ...more

How To : Shotgun a beer using just your thumb

Impress you drinking buddies with this shotgun beer trick. This trick simply requires your favorite brand of beer and your thumb. Watch and learn how to punch your thumb through a full and sealed can of beer. You'll never need a pen or knife again to shot gun a beer!

How To : Perform the jumping egg trick

Excellent and easy Trick you can use to flip an egg over in a shot glass without touching anything. Perform the jumping egg trick. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Make five dollars doing a trick

Kipkay demonstrates how you can make five dollars by doing a bar trick and you bet your friend that you can lift a half full shot glass up with the palm of your hand. You have to use 100 percent liquor and when the flame goes out the glass will stick to your hand.

How To : Make a free throw

Ren Stern and Jason Williams demonstrate how to make a foul shot with a basketball. You have ten seconds to shoot the ball. You can bounce the ball beforehand and relax a little bit if you are tired.

How To : Shoot a floater

Jason Williams and Ren Stern demonstrate the floater, a shot you can use in the game of basketball. It is useful because your defender will not be able to block it since it has a fast release.

How To : Make a goal in netball

This is similar to basketball, but with no backboard, so every shot has to be a "swish" to score. Former England and New Zealand star Jo Steed explains the key to successful goal shooting. Make a goal in netball. Click through to watch this video on co.uk

How To : Get the perfect shooting arc in basketball

In this video, we learn how to get the perfect shooting arc in basketball. When you are shooting, the arc is how you will get the ball into the hoop. You should first know the size of the basketball and basket in relation to how far away you are from the basket. Make sure the ...more

How To : Understand basic video tricks

Understand basic video tricks. A great way to prop up your camcorder when you don't have a tripod and you want a low angle shot from the ground is to use a rubber doorstop. It stays put and you can move it up and back to set the shot higher or lower. A pair of pantyhose is a ...more

News : A Simple Trick to Help Stabilize Your DSLR

We're about to get real here... DSLR filmmaking has made every would-be filmmaker's dreams of shooting a feature that looks as good as a 'professionally shot' Hollywood film a reality. These consumer-level cameras bring with them many advantages, but they also have their disad ...more

News : If Shaq Can Conduct an Orchestra, You Can, Too

Doesn't look too hard, right? Step 1: Perfect your basketball skills. Step 2: Reach Shaq fame so the Boston Pops will request you as guest conductor. Step 3: Just a brief primer in conducting and you're ready to go. Shaq's take on the experience: "Actually you know I have a w ...more

How To : Understand shooting surfaces in basketball

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand shooting surfaces in basketball. Make sure you have the ball located on the finger pads or shooting surfaces. On the finger pads, keep the ball engaged with them and not the palm of the hand. This is also the shooting surface, where ...more

How To : Power dribble in basketball

Worried about messing up your power dribble in your next basketball game? This 5-minute MetaCafe how-to video features an expert coach telling you everything you need to know about commanding the key. It covers proper crossover and pivoting techniques, and shot options, includ ...more

How To : Do the "disappearing coin" bar trick

Try out this amazing bar trick… the "vanishing coin". Watch and learn how to make a small coin disappear under a shot glass and then magically reappear. Use this coin trick to hustle your friends or to just impress them. A little glue might just be the secret to disappearances ...more

How To : Make decisions from the high post in basketball

Learn how to practice quick decision making (pass or shoot) when on the high post and establish good basketball game rhythm. Videos two through four cover when and how to execute each option: jump shot, seal the post (pass the ball down to the player at the low post), and swin ...more

How To : Do the running rail pool shot

Need to get a ball down the rail in that pool game you're losing? Well, check out this cool billiards video tutorial to see how to do the running rail pool shot. This is a valuable trick to know, using a little English, so pay attention.

How To : Fix an overexposed sky in an image using Photoshop

Depending on lighting conditions, you may need to overexpose the background to get a good shot of your subject. See how you can use Photoshop to bring the overexposed backgrounds back to life. This trick will work if you took a photo of the object and the sky, or if you just h ...more

How To : Photograph a sunrise

Photographer and author Rick Sammon gives you tips and tricks to get a great Sunrise shot. Shot on location in St. Augustine, Florida. Rick demonstrates using a Canon EOS SLR camera.

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