Are your DVDs piling up? Want to get rid of a few, but don't think you can sell them to anyone? No problem— recycle them! If your desktop is in need of some zest, this hack will show you how to light things up— in style! It's an electric rotating disc that's powered by a motor ...more
This is a creative idea for a great light effect for any video project. If you're a cinematographer and are open to knew and creative ideas (and cheap!), then this colorful, moving lighting effect is perfect for your film. You'll need three plastic cups, a 5/16-inch metal rod ...more
Continuing on with budget lighting, we explore using Fluorescent and LED lights, along with using available light, bouncing it with a reflector. These setups will work great for interviews, video casting, vlogging, and the likes. These lights use less power and also generate m ...more
This video will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a very realistic looking light ray using a Mask, Radial Blur and adjustment layers. Give your images a beautiful sun-kissed appearance with the techniques demonstrated in this how-to video.
Hey all, I've introduced myself in the forum, but for newcomers, I'm former admin of Giveaway Tuesdays, and current moderator of Phone Snap! Yes, this is a cell phone photography-only World, but if many of you are avid phoneographers, odds are you shoot film, too. I just came ...more
It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more
Ring Lights can create a specific lighting that brings out warmer hues from your actors/models, as well as giving you a cool effect for the eyes. If you're not looking to spend a fortune on buying an already made one, you can make one with items from around the house on the ch ...more
Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more
I have just finished making this 20 minute detailed video that shows you exactly how to build two different sized underwater viewers. One is 12" x 3" and the other is 24" x 4", but you can make them any size you like. These are ideal for gold prospecting, fishing (seeing what ...more
This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to do a cool Zippo lighter trick called the Double Snap. Learn how to extinguish and relight your flame by snapping your fingers. This trick is easy to do and fun to learn and will certainly impress everyone who sees it.
Make a lighter with one or two AA batteries and simple tiny wire!!! This is a fantastic homemade electrical lighter for any situation. You'll need two AA batteries, a push switch, a battery holder, wire, solder, soldering iron, electrical tape, crimper, and scissors for this c ...more
Light painting or light writing is one of the coolest of the coolest multimedia arts. It consists of setting a camera for a very long exposure in a dark area, then moving light sources around in front of the camera. When the aperture finally closes, you will have a photo where ...more
This video continues to elaborate the titles that the creators started working on in this tutorial on blur in-out effects in Premiere Pro. This time they focus on creating light spots and fast bumpmaps and how these techniques can be used to create even cooler titles. Downloa ...more
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Well, if you have a thing about windows, especially barn sash windows, then you can pass this cool art design for your home ...more
Looking for a way to light your flame with flair? Look no further! In this clip, learn how to light your Zippo by smacking it on something - the bar, a hand, a friend.. without ever flicking the starter. This is a cool little trick to earn you some cred in your local pub. So, ...more
What can you do with old lightbulbs? Think flowers... Learn how to recycle old lightbulbs into a flower vase with sexy Gianny L! This is a cool vase out of pure junk, so don't throw away those old light bulbs... recycle them! Learn how to make a cool vase out of recycled lig ...more
In this clip, learn how to perform a cool, slight of hand Zippo lighter trick, step by step. This video will show you the entire trick - first fast, then slow motion and then give you detailed instructions. With this trick, you will learn to flip your lighter around in your ha ...more
Kipkay has a new cool project for you. In this video, you'll learn how to make a laser out of a lighter. All you need to do is a cheap butane lighter. Any one will do, including one bought from a convenience store. Just watch this how-to video, and you'll be playing with your ...more
This is a cool trick that creates the illusion that one object appears heavier than the other. Check out the video, and watch Steve Spangler perform this trick and teach you how to do it! This trick, dating back thousands of years, uses two identical bottles of rice and chopst ...more
Organic LEDs (OLED) are even more efficient than their standard LED cousins, but does that mean they're harder to make? Perhaps somewhat, but no excessively. Watch this video to learn how to make a DIY OLED at home, allowing you to make really cool light-up displays.
Infrared photos are photos that are taken in such a way that they absorb light from beyond the visual spectrum, giving your pictures a cool, surreal effect. This video will teach you everything you need to know to take them yourself. You'll learn how to determine if you have a ...more
Light streaks look very cool. Their coolness is practically the reason time-lapse photography exists. This video will teach you how to take light sources in video and create light streaks off of them using Adobe After Effects. Make your nighttime videos look much more spiffy b ...more
Check out this clip for a step by step on how to do the cool Zippo trick, "Bar Slide". This trick requires nothing but a bar and a lighter and is pretty fun to learn. So, the next time a friend on the other side of the bar needs a light, pass it to them with style.
In this clip, learn a super simple Zippo trick that will impress your friends. Basically, you will be lighting your lighter with your pant leg. So, the next time a girl asks you for a light in the bar, impress her with this cool new way of lighting up. Have fun and stay safe!
In this clip, learn how to perform the Drop Spark with your Zippo. This trick requires a fast hand and practice but when you do master it, it's pretty cool. Basically, you will be dropping your lighter to spark it, so that it looks like you lit the flame effortlessly. Follow a ...more
In this video tutorial, learn how to create a really beautiful, eye popping, neon light "magic effect". Brighten up your asthetic presentation with this cool Photoshop trick, originally found on this blog. This tutorial is constructed using Adobe Photoshop CS3, but please note ...more
This pan-fried recipe cuts calories in half and reduced saturated fat by a whopping 92 percent. Trust us?you won't miss any of it. The key to success with this recipe is even heat. If the oil gets too hot, the chicken may brown too quickly before fully cooking. You can lower ...more
Hang on to your hat! This hurricane will bowl you over -- in a good way. Learn how to mix a Hurricane. You will need: 1 oz dark rum 1 oz light rum 1 tbsp passion fruit syrup 2 tsp lime juice ice cocktail shaker Hurricane glass Tip: No time to chill a glass in the freezer? Ju ...more
Light up your world with these beautiful and easy-to-make illuminated LED balloons. You will need: 1 ten mm non-diffused LED balloon duct tape two CR2032 3v Lithium coin batteries optional: helium These LED balloons are awesome. Cool for parties.
Learn how to make a ship in the bulb (aka a ship in a bottle). This cool diy hack demonstrates how to recycle an old lightbulb into a "ship in a bottle". Like the traditional ship in the bottle, the ship is first assembled outside of the bottle, then placed inside. Follow this ...more
Techno-Guru Brian of My Home 2.0 shows how to make a really easy and cool surface for painting and doodling...with light!
This is an easy trick you can use to catch anyone that is getting into your room. Plus it looks cool! Use a blacklight and a high lighter.
In this video, we learn how to make spinach toast with leftover cream spinach. First, you will need to take small pieces of bread that you have leftover, as well as some cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and spinach (already cooked). Mix the spinach, cream cheese, and parmesan ch ...more
Well this is quite the alternative crochet project. You've probably already knitted a light, hole-y Afghan, and even a long, thick crochet scarf for the winter months, but we can bet you've never even thought of crocheting your own earrings. These crochet earrings, which rese ...more
If you and your friends want to make your own movie and need some cool stunts, this next tutorial should help. In the video, you'll find out how to make your very own sugar glass from scratch. This is perfect for breaking over someone's head and can easily be done within a few ...more
Okay, so just as a safety precaution before you dive right in and make yourself a batch of cotton candy at home, remember that melting sugar and corn syrup requires very high temperatures, so you could get burned if you're not careful. Make sure you keep a bowl of cool water n ...more
Making titles in After Effects is fun, relatively easy, and sure to make your film make a better first impression. This video will show you how to make a cool light ray text swipe effect with particles, like the one in the thumbnail. This isn't too hard as far as our After Eff ...more
Joel Harper shows us how to do an intermediate workout in this tutorial. Start off by doing light exercises with your hands and legs, while balancing. Do this for three sets of 10 and then take a slight break when you are finished. Use your legs to balance on each different on ...more
The XBox 360 runs hot. Really hot. And that is never a good thing for a computer. In fact, it is responsible for the infamous Red Ring of Death that has become synonymous with the XBox 360's poor build quality. This video is here to help solve the problem. It will teach you ho ...more
You may not realize it, but planting certain vegetation around your home can actually help you save energy. Plating trees is also a great way to help add some shade to your home that can bring a cool feel to an area during the hot summer days. So check out this tutorial on ho ...more
Why not make the best of an icy cold winter day and make something even cooler? In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a natural ice sculpture in your yard and light it up with LED lights for a cool, nighttime effect. You will definitely have the best house on the block ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make tarragon walnut brown butter sauce. You will need: 3 tbsp unsalted butter, 1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon, 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, salt and pepper. First, throw the chunk of butter into a sautee pan on m ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix hat hair for men with long hair. Begin by spraying some duo shot conditioner into your hair to make your hair more wet and easy to work with. Use a comb or your hands to push your hair back. Then evenly distribute some light wax ...more
The presenter, John White, explains how to choose and transplant cold weather vegetables and flowers in this video. The first vegetable he identifies is spinach. He suggests ensuring that the plant has been "hardened off" when buying transplants from the nursery. Next John pre ...more
Fashion Face brings you a video that teaches how to create smoky eyes with a twist of green, and then shows you how to finish up your whole face. To create this eye look you need eyeshadow base, black brush on gel liner, black eyeshadow, mascara, green eyeliner, a couple of s ...more
In this video from Fashion Face, we are shown how to do a 1920's pink film noir makeup look that was actually requested by Courtney Love and originally created by a makeup artist for the brand Illamasqua. This is an extreme look, and there are a lot of tools and makeup involve ...more
In this impressive bar trick, bet someone that you can remove the coin from the matchsticks atop the matchbox without touching or moving the matchsticks. It seems impossible, but obviously it's not. Win beer and money. Maybe just impress your friends. Whatever. The answer for ...more
Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for your music skills, with parts from RadioShack. Everybody's heard of them, but nobody has one or knows how to play one... a theremin. You could be the exception as you see how to build your very ...more
I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more
Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more
In this video, we learn how to make fudge from scratch. First, add 3 3/4 c sugar to a saucepan with 4 oz unsweetened and chopped chocolate, 1.5 c heavy cream, and 1 tsp salt. After this, add in 3 tbsp light corn syrup and stir it all together until it's all combined. Now, put ...more
Despite what their name may imply, chess bars have nothing to do with chess and everything to do with delicious foodie goodness. These chess bars are made from a blend of cream cheese, butter (of course), and yellow cake mix and the result is a crunchy but light dessert. To l ...more
If you've ever gone on a diet then you know that "dessert" usually leaves your vocabulary quickly. But sometimes you gotta live a little and satisfy that sweet tooth! After all, not doing so may just cause you to pig out and totally fail on your diet. Check out this video to ...more
We have no control on the weather yet it is a part of our lives which influence what we do, what we eat, what we wear and many times where we live. How did people predict the weather before there was the Internet, television, radio or the weatherperson with all of their gadget ...more
Three point lighting can be used to achieve professional studio results. For this, you will need: a key light, a fill light, and a backlight. This creates an even distribution of light on the subject. It removes shadow. The lights must be set up in a 15 to 45 degrees angle fr ...more
Sweet and sour sauce makes everything taste better. You can add this tangy dip to fish, chicken, meat and even tofu for an Asian flair. In this tutorial, Betty will show you how to use simple household spices to whip up your own easy batch. Enjoy! You Will Need: *1/3 cup rice ...more
Need to eliminate those pesky leg hairs but want to bypass the credit card bill? Then read below for a homemade sugar wax recipe and watch the video to learn how to rip off your hair! This particular method of making a sugar wax involves a gas stove, sugar, lemon juice, and w ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to make one of Betty's favorite desserts of all time: Butterscotch Meringue Pie. This recipe is quite simple and absolutely delicious and if you choose not to make the pie crust, it can also serve as a great pudding! Follow along with Betty and serv ...more
John Kass from the Chicago Tribune and Gary Wiviott, author of Low & Slow, demonstrate how to make perfect ribs. The first step is to run them under cool water and rinse them with cider vinegar to clean them off. Second, coat them with mustard. This holds the rub on the rib. B ...more