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How To : Use Adobe Premiere Pro to edit video and movies

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best video editing software suites ever conceived. Do you edit films? Do you want to be a film editor? Are you a director or screenwriter who wants to know how their movie gets put together after they're done with it? If you are any of those th ...more

How To : Use a light meter to properly light a digital film

A light meter can prove to be an invaluable tool on any film set, allowing you to quickly and efficiently set lights and know the correct exposure values of those lights. Light meters were initially designed for still photographers and cinematographers can easily calibrate the ...more

How To : Shoot deceptive & multiple camera angles

This video tutorial is in the Film & Theater category which will show you how to shoot deceptive and multiple camera angles. Camera and shooting techniques can add to the magic of your videos along with some simple special effects. One of the techniques is called the Zolly. It ...more

Use video camera lens basics : Angle, focal length, DOF

Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" has some tips regarding video camera lenses. In part one, Mike talks about the basics of lenses, starting with focal length and angle of view. It's a lesson on the analog collections of lenses cinematographers use with their cameras. For p ...more

News : HDR Video using Two 5D's

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How To : Create your own functional green screen

This video tutorial show you how to make your own functional green screen to create special effects. If you try to isolate a subject on a film with a dynamic background there is a good chance to loose parts of the subjects during the process. By using a monochromatic backgroun ...more

How To : Make conventional shadow puppets

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make shadow puppets. Users will need a good, strong light and good positioning of the light. It is recommended to use white or any bright colored walls. Users learn how to do 2 types of shadow puppets in this video. The first type i ...more

Friday Fresh : Make Your Own Police Taser & More

Every day of the week, WonderHowTo curators are hard at work, scouring the web for the greatest and most inspiring how-to videos. Every Friday, we'll highlight our favorite finds. Make your own police taser Remember that great scene in the movie The Hangover with the police ...more

How To : Create a flying camera rig in Blender 2.4 or 2.5

Blender is really cool in that you can mix your modes of editing between projections of that video in 3D space, 2D-based compositing, and 2D-based mixing in the VSE, all at the same time. An über-cool idea is to use your video to texture something - a plane, or a sphere common ...more

News : New iPhone Feature Piques Interest of Porn Industry

The day of interactive porn has arrived, all thanks to Steve Jobs. The iPhone 4's new video-call feature, FaceTime, enables users to have live video chat sessions over a Wi-Fi network, via the iPhone's camera and screen. Unsurprisingly, the porn industry was immediately inspir ...more

How To : Make a Gatling gun arm costume

Backyard FX is back just in time for Halloween with this video tutorial. This how-to video shows you how to replace your an arm with a motorized gatling gun! Make a cool movie or the best Halloween costume in town! All for less then $35 dollars. You will need six cardboard shi ...more

How To : Use 35mm SLR cameras

In this video series our expert, Fred Norwood, will not only show you the different components of a 35mm camera and how to use it but he will also show you how to load the film and when and how to use certain types of other cameras. Certain cameras are used for certain things ...more

How To : Develop black and white film for photography

In this photography tutorial, learn the developing process of black and white film. Jim Talkington guides you through the steps in this instructional video. A good way to start developing your own black and white film photographs.

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

News : Being a YouTuber On-the-Go Just Got Easier

The beauty gurus, gamers, and daily vloggers of the world are getting a great gift from YouTube very soon. No, it's not exclusive swag or diamond awards. Instead, it's an update to the YouTube mobile app that will support all video formats and let you send in-app messages. Th ...more

How To : Make your own green screen studio and key it out

Want to learn how you can make some awesome YouTube videos of your own? Maybe your own Internet show or maybe even a short indie film... well, one way to make things easy is a green screen. This two-part video tutorial will show you how to make your own green screen studio and ...more

How To : Find sound effects on the Internet for your film

If you need some sound effects for your upcoming film, you better watch this video! After principle photography in production, you have to get into the editing process in post-porduction, which leads to sound department for ADR, Foley, Sound Effects and Sound Design. If you ca ...more

How To : Play using the cheats in GoldenEye 007 on N64

This is a massive 14-part video walkthrough of GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 video game console, showing you all of the different cheat modes and how best to use them. Cychreus provides all of these elaborate cheat walkthroughs for the video game based of the 1995 James Bon ...more

How To : Build a homemade film steadycam for cheap

In this video tutorial, Wess does some research and builds a steady-cam for under fourteen bucks. Hooray for no more motion sickness! Steadycams (or camera stabilizers) are attachments used to capture smooth looking video even when the camera and camera operator are in motion ...more

News : Uganda's Reaction to Kony 2012

The very people this humanitarian mission seeks to help are outraged at the portrayal of their problems and lands. In my previous post, I talked about how this new internet sensation is most probably a hoax designed to force us into a new war. Guess what? It was. "The viral K ...more

News : Big black booty brigade booms Beyonce

In case anybody's been under a Beyoncé-proof rock for the last month, the (internet) world is forever changed by the Single Ladies... and in many ways, me. Beyoncé launched her Sasha Fierce alter ego into web memedom thanks to a few skilled admirers and a couple of secret B-w ...more

How To : Make a documentary film step-by-step

In this Film & Theater video tutorial you will learn how to make a documentary film step-by-step. The various steps involved in making a documentary are defining the documentary, stylizing the genre, shooting and finally editing. A documentary is a movie that documents reality ...more

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 : Use the vector shape tool in Final Cut Pro 5

The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more

How To : Change speeds with match frame in Final Cut Pro 5

The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more

How To : Animate text highlights in Final Cut Pro 5

The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more

How To : Build a really cool futuristic prop gun

If you're making films on your own, good on you. Do you ever find yourself without the money or means to get the props that you need? Every day most likely. This video is here to both inspire and provide practical aide. It describes the construction of a really cool sci-fi gun ...more

How To : Install hurricane security window film

If you live in a hurricane prone area, it is a good idea to protect your windows with security film. This video will teach you how to install hurricane security window film on your own and protect your home and assets. The film will keep your windows sturdy during heavy winds ...more

How To : Use depth of film in amateur film making

Depth of field is the term for how much of an area your camera keeps in focus. Moving your camera allows you to keep your subject clear, and make the background blurry. Use this video to get better control of your film making. Of course, thanks to YouTube's video compression, ...more

News : MyndPlay Gives Mindf*** Movies a New Meaning

Were you horrified when Gwyneth Paltrow's head ended up in a box in Se7en? Do you share Harrison Ford's opinion that Han Solo should have died in Return of the Jedi? Think Kurt Russell could have handled aliens better in The Thing? Well, sorry—you're out of luck. There's nothi ...more

How To : Frame and compose a shot for film

What makes a good movie good is that it is both aesthetically pleasing and has an interesting point/plot. This video runs you through how to make it visually effective, stressing how you frame and compose a shot. While the Rule of Thirds is forever a great way to make shots in ...more

How To : Build a steadycam for small hybrid digital cameras

Need to shoot a film for class and realized you don't have a Fisher Dolly and your cinematographer's hands are a little to shaky for what you would consider good filmmaking? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make your very own steadycam. Check out how a nautilus d ...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 : Use & adjust shutter speed

Have a passion for photography but know nothing about the basics? This video might be a great place to start on the topic of shutter speed. Shutter speed is the amount of time that the film, or your digital sensor, is exposed to the light. Whether it be outdoors, at night, or ...more

How To : Create ghosts in Blender with difference keying

Use nodes to compute the difference between two images, usually a matte or background shot and then the same shot with actors in the set. This technique was used in the film "Death Becomes Her" starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis. Use this technique to create ...more

News : He was one of the good ones..

So i thought the greatest prank on the jackass crew would not by physical but emotional...then physical. Sounds pansy-ish i know but read on. Just wee-man and two filmers go to a bungee-jumping spot. They film wee man waving, then falling, then screaming. Next they add another ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : Create a Mad Hatter Costume Inspired by Tim Burton

The Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland not only makes a great costume but a great project. The hour-glass shaped hat, the striped pants, the fingerless gloves, and the Hatter's signature scarf are the most important components in this costume. If you're fairly sk ...more

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