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How To : Make switch plate covers with Fantasy Film

Are your electrical switch covers in your home just too boring for you? Tired of all those receptacle covers just being plain, old beige or white? Then a little arts and crafts project and some fantasy film might be your answer. Watch this video to learn how to make switch pl ...more

News : An Illuminated Glossary of Video Game Genres

Like the press covering film and many other specialized fields, video game journalists use all sorts of jargon to convey to their knowledgable readers as much information about a game as quickly as possible. For non or newbie gamers, this can be extremely confusing. Those of ...more

How To : Cook Asian ribs and chicken with Peter May

Author Peter May shows us how he makes Five-Spice Spare Ribs and Korean Barbecued Chicken. The marinade for the ribs is made with soy sauce, garlic, grated ginger, ground chile and sunflower oil. Mix the ingredients together and add the ribs. Cover with cling film and refrige ...more

How To : Animate rotation in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Animate scale in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Make a professional surface cast mold

This video covers creating a detailed professional surface cast mold for creating mechanical parts. Ideal for working on medium-sized projects, this process of pouring a high quality material around a lower quality core creates a highly accurate, yet economical part. This proc ...more

How To : Make a clear silicone rubber mold

This is an excellent video that covers creating a clear silicone rubber mold to deal with a complex parting line or irregular shape. When a project requires a complex parting line, it is often easier to pour the entire mold in one process with clear rubber, then cut your parti ...more

How To : Build a spaceship

Erik from Indy Mogul teaches you how to build a miniature space ship for your films for under $20. Also covered, are using green screen to create background effects for your UFO film.

How To : Play "Tonight You Belong to Me" on the ukulele

Want to play "Tonight You Belong to Me" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more ...more

How To : Balance out exposures in images with Photoshop CS4

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at balancing out exposure issues inside of Photoshop CS4. Mixed lighting on a photo can cause portions of the image to be too bright or too dark, fortunately Photoshop gives us some great tools to take care of these t ...more

How To : Mask in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Create a motion sketch in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Hold and rove keyframes in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Animate keyframe velocity in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Animate opacity in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Edit the animation path in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Perform basic animation in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Mass cast complex parts with a parting line

Check out this detailed video that covers how to mass cast an object with no flat sides. This video is only for very experienced mold makers or the particularly ambitious. When mass casting a part without a flat side, you must create a two-part mold. We create a two-part silic ...more

How To : Use a tripod to stabilize your shots

Tom Skowronski, an editor for VideoMaker, teaches us how to use a tripod to capture video and take photographs. The great thing about this video series is that it covers everything you need to know. Step 1: Choose your tripod. Not all tripods are built the same way or for the ...more

How To : Setup Rembrandt lighting for a film shoot

This is The Substream's "The Film Lab" series on lighting basics. This episode covers Rembrandt Lighting. Mike and Rajo teach you how to light like an old dead Dutch dude (who was really good at lighting dudes, to be fair). This is a common drama lighting. This is Rembrandt ...more

How To : Polish an Andersen door handle using Simichrome

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish an Andersen Door Handle using Simichrome. In this demonstration we use Simichrome to polish an Andersen Perma-Shield Frenchwood hinged patio door’s brass entrance handle. The tutorial includes a detailed work i ...more

How To : Treat burns and scalds (British Red Cross)

No one can escape the wrath of fire. Eery living person will experience some sort of burn during their lifespan, from scalds to third degree burns. Burns and scalds are among the most common injuries requiring emergency treatment in hospitals, but would you know what to do if ...more

How To : Use color passes and add masks using Premiere Pro

Sin City used some of the coolest visual effects of any recent film. This two-part video uses a clip from the iconic film as an canvas to which we can apply some other editing effects using Adobe Premiere Pro. Specifically, the first part covers using color passes to absorb co ...more

How To : Make a velcro modification for a Diana camera

Here's a simple modification for your vintage Diana or Lomography Diana+. Watch this instructional photography video to make a velcro film counter cover. You can also use black masking tape to cover the film counter for subtle camera work.

How To : Decorate cushion covers

Leona from Artists Resource shows us how to decorate cushion covers with a beautiful multi-colored leaf design. You will need textile paint, metallic pens, scissors, glue, paintbrushes, masking tape, a marker pen, cardboard, scrap paper, and some cling film. To make the stamp ...more

How To : Make a dramatic film

This tutorial covers some of the basics of dramatic filmmaking. A drama is a film that is character-driven, using the characters' emotional responses to situations to move the story along. Epic and historical dramas put their characters in historical events. Crime dramas are s ...more

How to Beat Wanted : Weapons of Fate - Act 1 Boss Fight

This is a video walkthrough of Act 1 "SWAT Leader" in Wanted: Weapons of Fate. This includes cheats, glitches and quick play strategies. These are video walkthroughs of tutorials and missions in the action-packed game Wanted: Weapons of Fate for the Xbox 360. Wanted: Weapons ...more

How To : Make croissants from scratch

This video shows how to make light, flaky croissants from scratch. The ingredients needed are flour, active dry yeast, sugar, salt, warm milk and butter. You will also need an egg beaten with some water for the egg wash. Place the flour, salt, sugar, milk and yeast into the m ...more

News : 0(3)-No More

Socially conscious rap in the community. Covers aspects of prison, over population, hunger strike, and prison guards abusing their power. O(3) is a junior attending Film and Theatre Arts Charter High School. He raps about social injustice and discrimination.

News : Fake Criterion Covers

Known for their amazing HD conversions and in depth behind the scenes, Criterion sets the standard for quality home video releases. They are very particular about the films they choose to give the "Criterion" treatment which makes this concept so hysterical. Imagine if Criteri ...more

How To : Draw a snowy road scene with a nostalgic 50's film

Jon Gnagy, "America's Original Television Art Teacher," guides us through a drawing tutorial for a Snow Scene. This video lesson was first broadcast fifty years ago, in 1956. Watch this video sketching tutorial and learn how to render this snow-covered road landscape picture.

How To : Tie seven basic scout knots

How good of a scout were you? This how-to video goes over seven different knots that every boy scout should know how to tie. 7 knots every scout should know is filmed from the knot tying point of view. The bowline, clovehitch, sheetbend, tautline, timber hitch, square knot and ...more

How To : Record Outdoor Audio

Sometimes, we need to record outdoors for our film making. Perhaps we need an audio clip of a babbling brook, or perhaps just ambient noise. This instructional filmmaking video covers some tips for capturing good sound when shooting outdoors.

How To : Obtain free and legal music for your amateur filming

Several great YouTubers have had their accounts suspended for illegally using copyrighted music from those easily agitated big record labels. This episode of Jim Shorts covers places you can go to find awesome music for your videos that won't end your YouTube career.

How To : Use transitions in film

Brandon Pinard discusses the most commonly used transitions in television and film: the Cut, the Fade and the Dissolve. He covers the basic definition of each of the three transitions, how they are most commonly used in the film and television industries, and how anyone can im ...more

How To : Use different shot types when filming

Do your videos lack emotional impact? Do you wonder about the framing options that could be use to produce a better video image? This episode of Izzy Video covers the Framing Terms for different types of shots and how to use them.

How To : Distress patterned paper

Crinkle top part and go over it with distress ink. Do edges front and back. Put extra ink on scallops. Spray with mustard seed and tattered jewels, olive vine and pine cone to add color. Place paper on pocket and iron on both sides. Spray with iridescent gold. Use brush to spr ...more

How To : Do Avatar night forest inspired makeup

The film "Avatar" has captivated the world and the Na'vi people were just beautiful. If you would like to create a Na'vi like appearance but do not want to leave your home covered in blue paint, check out this tutorial. In this clip, you will learn how to create a makeup and ...more

News : Polanski's Knife in the Water

Poland 1962 94 Min Black and White Polish Film Synopsis From The Auteurs: Roman Polanski’s first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters’ emotions ...more

News : Selling a Movie is Hard Work.

Having grown up with quite an addiction to movies I have always loved the Key Art Posters that sell the film.  Today movies, especially indies, are often sold by their DVD cover art.  Its quite talent to package a crappy movie with an awesome cover.  I particularly love the ol ...more

How To : Shoot architecture photography

This 5 minute video covers the basics of photographing architecture using Nikon equipment. It gives good basic explanation of basic lessons in architecture photography, including selecting a proper position and distance to either provide or avoid distortion as desired, selecti ...more

How To : Snap and move with dimensions in 3ds Max

How does one snap in Autodesk's 3ds Max and how can one move things dimensionally? This 3ds Max video tutorial explains both of these questions as well as angle snaps and axis constraints. Topics Covered are Snapping, Angle Snaps, Axis Constraints, Absolute World vs. Offset w ...more

News : It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

I'm so Proud of YouThe novels cover would have made a much more interesting poster I think. Below are 6 clips from the feature film "It's Kind of a Funny Story" Here is the trailer for the feature film "It's Kind of Funny"

How To : Use basic composition in a single camera setup

This episode of Take Zer0 discusses the differences between the multi-camera format used in television, and the single-camera setup most often used in film production. Since it's likely that indie filmmakers have access to only one camera, we will explain and offer examples of ...more

How To : Cast polyurethane molds

Check out these videos to learn how to cast simple polyurethane molds to for use in model-making, film special effects, fine art, and craft applications. This video does not cover making molds just casting in polyurethane. Part 1 of 2 - How to Cast polyurethane molds. Part 2 ...more

News : Amazing Tattoo Art Revealed Through Stop-Motion

How do you show that you love your job? You get "sleeved", like photographer Dabe Alan who has lined his arms with tattoos of all his favorite things in life, with the help of Toledo-based tattoo artist Tony Touch. Every time Dabe visits Toledo, he gets another photography-rel ...more

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