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How To : Create and understand the wet sand effect

When wet sand along the water's edge at the beach is stepped on, it becomes partially dry in a small area surrounding one's foot. The dry patch is evident as the thin reflective film of water at the surface surrounding your foot is no longer there and has instead been drawn in ...more

How To : Develop film with coffee and washing soda

Give a new look to your photographs! Use coffee! This video tutorial will show you how to develop film with coffee and washing soda, along with a little vitamin C. Developing photos with this so-called "Caffenol" developing, produces pictures lovely, soft-contrast, black-and- ...more

How To : Make a simple rocket with film canisters

Try out this science experiment... watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a simple rocket with film canisters. This is purely educational, and demonstrates the reaction of an Alka-Seltzer tablet, toilet paper, and water. If you don't have Alka-Seltzer, you can substitu ...more

How To : Troubleshoot leaky and dripping taps

Dripping taps can drive you mad, as well as waste water and stain your sink. Luckily, leaking taps can easily be sorted out once you've worked out what's wrong. Watch this video tutorial for tips on how to deal with dripping and leaking taps. Step 1: The modern style tap, one ...more

How To : Bake spicy scallop and avocado maki

What is maki? Maki is a classic Japanese dish consisting of sushi and raw vegetables, wrapped in seaweed. Sounds good, right? Well, this spicy, baked scallop and avocado maki sushi is sure to be the best maki you've ever tasted. Try it out. This funky-looking maki roll is not ...more

How To : Do keyframing color correction in Final Cut Pro

In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at keyframing the three way color corrector in FCP. As details change in a movie clip you can have the filter adjust its values over time. This example uses a video of a bird starting in a bright sky and ending ...more

How To : Make a homemade underwater camera enclosure

Check out this PopSci 5-Minute Project. This video gives you the lowdown on how to make your very own homemade underwater camera. Shooting underwater is something every photographer should try out. Unless you have a real underwater camera enclosure or an actual waterproof came ...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 : 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

News : The Odyssey

THE ODYSSEY is an epic adventure, a world first, a race against time, an entire year of living dangerously. Scouse film maker Graham Hughes barking, madcap 12 month adventure!! 12 months, 90,000 kilometers, 200 sovereign states, 5 continents, 1 man and no flights! The Odyssey ...more

How To : Play "Year 3000" by Jonas Brothers on guitar

Learn how to play "Year 3000" by Jonas Brothers, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: One day when I came home at lunchtime, I heard a funny noise. Went out to the back yard to find out if it was, One of those rowdy boys. St ...more

How To : Make a simple rocket with vitamins

It's easier to build a rocket than you think, although it depends on what you actually consider a rocket. This video tutorial will show you how to make a simple rocket with vitamins. You just need a film roll canister, water and a sparkling tablet, iron (Fe) vitamin or magnesi ...more

News : Earth Made of Glass

‘EARTH MADE OF GLASS‘ is a documentary that follows the Rwandan President Paul Kagame and genocide survivor Jean-Pierre Sagahutu It will have it’s world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival this month. Already, it has received many accolades and praise. Former British ...more

How To : Make Realistic-Looking Fake Blood

Store-bought fake blood isn't too expensive, but the consistency and color are always the same. Real blood varies, from bright red when oxygenated (arterial blood) to deep, dark red when deoxygenated (venous blood), and it can be either thick or thin. So to achieve the best sp ...more

How To : How to Make a Dry Ice Crystal Ball - DadLabs.com

In this video, we learn how to mow to Make a Dry Ice Crystal Ball! This is a fun activity you can do with your kids and that you will enjoy as well. To start, you will need to take some Dawn dish soap that doesn't have soap and isn't anti-bacterial. After this, put this in wat ...more

How To : Prepare eggs over easy

In this video, we learn how to make eggs over easy. You will need butter, a small cooking pan, eggs, a spatula and a little bit of water. First, put your pan on medium heat and put a tbsp in the pan while it's heating. Once the butter is melted, pick up the pan and swirl the b ...more

How To : Make a bong out of PVC pipe

Brian and Charles are a do-it-yourself team that call themselves "IngeniousBongs," and they have dedicated themselves to producing a series is instructional videos in which they demonstrate how to construct a wide variety of different smoking devices including bongs, pipes, an ...more

How To : Change Fahrenheit to Celsius

This video is a tutorial on how to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit. The title of the film says it will teach you how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, but it does not. It does just the opposite. The video begins by comparing Fahrenheit and Celsius. He points out that Fahrenheit ...more

How To : Tie the gulper special when fly fishing

A parachute-style dry fly has several advantages over a standard hackled dry fly. The parachute name comes from the fly's propensity for soft, upright landings that don't spook trout. The body of the fly rides lower the surface film like a real mayfly and some people find the ...more

How To : Oscar Nom Review - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

The right combination of an appropriately awkward protagonist, a clever script with , and truly remarkable animation (including 3-d flying scenes that trump anything in ), made this flick a blast from start to finish. When he finds the fallen dragon, injured and helpless in t ...more

THE FILM LAB : Fake Blood

Happy Hallowe'en! Mike shows us how far a little corn syrup, warm water and food colouring can go, especially if you're looking to save a few bucks in your SFX budget. Fake Blood!

How To : Draw & watercolor Na'vi Jake Sully from Avatar

Are you a gigantic fan of James Cameron's film, Avatar and have some artistic talent? Why not wear your badge of "Proud Avatar Fan" on your bedroom wall, with this video tutorial on how to draw & watercolor Na'vi Jake Sully. This video goes in fast motion taking you from the b ...more

How To : Make a wax hand

This tutorial video will show you how to make a hand out of wax using some candles and water. This is a great idea for making props and various pieces needed to decorate a film set, or a halloween idea.

How To : Fold dumplings

Watch this instructional video to learn how to fold dumplings with ripping them. THe trick is to use a little bit of water. This film contains no audio and no subtitles but you can still follow along.

How To : Open and clean scallops

Scallops are delectable, tender pieces of shellfish which are best when fresh from the sea. This film will show you how to open the shell, remove the scallop, remove the muscle, and clean them for later use. You will need scallops, an oyster knife, tea towel, tray, spoon, and ...more

How To : Make snotty slime style goop at home for kids

Ever wondered how to make slime? Now you can learn! Make slime just like they use on Nickelodeon for Halloween, pranks, or just to play with! So gather up your ingredients and get cookin'! We have used many creepy and gross things in the production of the Creepy Puppet Project ...more

How To : Make infused oils

Infused oils are oils that have the taste of either herbs or spices combined with their own flavor. They are simple to make but add another dimension of flavor to many dishes. For parsley oil you will need parsley leaves picked from stems and vegetable oil. For curry oil you w ...more

News : MacRecipes Catalogs All 313 of MacGyver's DIY Hacks

Can you really make an explosive from salt, sugar and weed killer? Does glycerol and water actually recover text from burnt paper? Is it possible to develop film with a first aid kit and some orange juice? MacGyver says yes. Want to know more of MacGyver's ingenious household ...more

How To : Survive a shark attack

Sharks. The first thing that comes to mind is "Jaws", Steven Spielberg's horrifying shark film that scared generations of young adults from entering the ocean waters. But not all sharks are as violent (and hungry) as "Jaws", so jump in the water and know a few guidelines to st ...more

How To : Degrease oily hair naturally

Make greasy, limp locks come to life with everyday ingredients. You Will Need * Witch hazel * Mouthwash * Cotton pads * Mild shampoo * 1/2 tsp. aloe vera gel * 1 tbsp. lemon juice * 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar * Distilled water * A blow dryer * Baby powder * 1 shot vodka (optio ...more

How To : Clean conventional ovens with store bought product

With a little muscle and a powerful cleaner, even the filthiest oven can look new. Since it's best to let the cleaner sit overnight, try to start cleaning before bed. Make sure that the room is well ventilated. Open doors and windows and turn on any fans to prevent fumes from ...more

How To : Choose fish for a cold water fish tank

This film will show you how to select fish for a cold water temperate aquarium. It will help you decide which types to choose and how many to keep in your tank. The type and number of fish you can keep will depend on the size of your tank. An easy formula for calculating how m ...more

How To : Clean and maintain a fish tank

Fish are among the most popular of all domestic pets. From the humble goldfish to the most complicated and beautiful aquatic micro-environments, they offer owners years of pleasure and serene viewing. Moreover, they are relatively easy to care for; however, like many pets, the ...more

Inventables : A Store for Superheroes & Hackers

Founded by Zach Kaplan, a "serial entrepreneur" with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Inventables is a futuristic online hardware store based out of Chicago. The company sells innovative materials at much smaller quantities than typically available—largely to artists, invento ...more

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 : Heat shrink rear window tint

In this video, we learn to heat shrink a rear window tint. First, prep your window using soapy water. Next, rinse with car with a soapy cloth and spread on the lather. After this, let it dry and cut the film around the pattern. Next, create an anchor by dampening in an 'h' sha ...more

How To : Make concrete moulds and ornaments

The Concrete Jungle guide to making concrete moulds and ornaments as a hobby or business is presented here. This is a short excerpt of a longer film. Mixing the concrete is presented. It is important to get the correct consistency to make the ornament successfully. Other featu ...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

How To : Install decorative window film for privacy

Frosted glass windows are perfect for bathrooms, allowing light to pass through while giving you privacy. "Wallpaper for Windows" is a useful window film that you can use to create the frosted glass windows without having to replace or remove your windows. First, you should me ...more

How To : Create vambrace forearm armor film props

Check out this video from Chemical Reaction Tutorials (CRTutorials). If you love filmmaking, prop making, editing and everything else that goes along with making movies, then you'll want to see what Adam has to say about gauntlets. Adam explains how to create vambrace forearm ...more

How To : Create a smashing ice hand film prop

Check out this video from Chemical Reaction Tutorials (CRTutorials). If you love filmmaking, prop making, editing and everything else that goes along with making movies, then you'll want to see what Adam has to say about ice hands. Adam explains how to create a smashing ice h ...more

Fire Texting : How to Write Secret Messages with Fire

Writing secret notes with lemon juice was one of my favorite pastimes as a child. All it took was a small flame to lightly scorch the paper and reveal the hidden message. Now that I'm tall and pay bills, lemon ink just isn't exciting enough anymore. Luckily, we can use another ...more

News : Winner Winner

This contest can be the ultimate prank on a fan- or another one can be created. Upon winning, the first day of the "prize" can start with a flight on a crappy airline with 2 long layovers. (one can be a hopper flight with a pilot that appears intoxicated) Once arriving in LA, ...more

How To : Find gold in rivers and streams

This film is about gold. Gold diving. Use of the hookah rig to find gold. Gold flakes, nuggets, and platinum nuggets are shown. Gold and platinum are 15-19 times heavier than other streambed materials and concentrate in low pressure areas and cracks that run across rivers and ...more

How To : Fight Mildew Formation on Your Home's Exterior

Mildew can be the bane of a beautiful exterior paint job, marring its appearance even when the paint is otherwise in good shape. And while there’s no way to guarantee that mildew won’t eventually rear its ugly head on any home exterior, there are ways to fight it. Here are six ...more

News : The Hitchhiker

Set-up Get a bunch of the guys in a decent size van and travel somewhere to go film a stunt or a prank, or so you say. Have one or two guys not know about the actual prank you'll be playing on them during the trip, thus making them the victims. While you're driving, have an a ...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

How To : Do science projects with children

Expert homemaker and educator Karen Weisman teaches how to do fun science projects for children right at home. She teaches how to make ooze, foam, film canister rockets, flubber, virtual vomit, melting witches, rubber bones, and how to do water magic. Also, Karen explains the ...more

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