Make a Motion Picture Camera

How To : Operate a 16mm motion picture projector

This nifty tutorial from the United States Air Force will teach you how to operate a 16mm Motion Picture Projector, should you ever come in contact with one. Operate a 16mm motion picture projector. Click through to watch this video on archive.org

How To : Use the camera in Motion 3

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to use the camera in Motion. If you want to cover the basics of adding and using a camera in the Motion 3 program, this is the perfect video to help you out. Let the Final Cut King show you how!

How To : Create a motion blur camera effect with Mental Ray

Learn how to create a motion blur effect with Mental Ray in 3ds Max 2010 or 2011. See how to control the camera's shutter speed, the quality of motion blur, and how to decide if a single mesh has motion blur or the entire scene. You'll also take a look at fast motion blur opti ...more

How To : Make a motion triggered spy camera

Kip "Kipkay" Kedersha is known for his intriguing and clever how-to and prank videos, even when he teams up with MAKE Magazine. He will show you how to tweak, hack, mod, and bend any technology to your hacking needs. No electronic device, gadget, or household item can stand th ...more

How To : Capture the perfect picture using your camera

Want to take the perfect photograph and apply it to your next scrapbooking project? Learn four simple rules of thumb in taking your next photo; Crop out the abstract images, get up close and personal with your object, change the angle and follow the rule of thirds. Don't just ...more

How To : Use the flash of a camera without taking a picture

Ever wonder if the flash is still working on a one time use camera. This is a good way to see if the flash is still working without having to waste actual film. This is done using a knee and elbow, both human. Use the flash of a camera without taking a picture. Click through t ...more

How To : Create a 4D camera move from a still picture

This tutorial shows you how to use 3D Studio Max to create a 4D camera move from a 2D still photograph. You create the illusion of movement with a few simple computer tricks. Modelling is really quick for a great result. Known as camera mapping, this technique is often used i ...more

How To : Set picture quality on a Kodak EasyShare camera

This interactive Kodak EasyShare camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to set picture quality. If you have a Kodak EasyShare digital camera, you're going to need to know how to do this important step in maintaining your camera. Let Kodak teach you how. It's ea ...more

How To : Photograph a fast car in motion

In this video, we learn how to photograph a fast car in motion. First, place a tripod on the camera and place the camera on top of the tripod. Take some still shots on the hood of the camera and have someone inside of the car. Now, start taking pictures and have the person tak ...more

How To : Shoot a stop-motion animated film

This video will show you how to make a stop motion film using an editing program called Windows Movie Maker. Find a place to film your stop motion movie. Preferably a well lit area where the light source is constant. Set your camera on a tripod and position at the angle you pr ...more

How To : Freeze motion in photography

To freeze motion in photography, you need three things. First, you need a good camera, triPod, and a subject to photograph. One thing to keep in mind is your shutter speed. For example, if the subject is moving towards you, you want the shutter speed between 1/100th to 1/250th ...more

How To : Add 3D objects to your videos

Software needed: Voodoo motion tracker, virtual dub and blender Open virtual dub. File, open video file, select video. You want to motion track. File, export image sequence. Export as a series of picture files. Create a project folder to keep all files. Open voodoo. File, loa ...more

How To : Make an Arduino Shield

Two years ago, driven by a good friend of mine i decided to give it a try on timelapse photography. I had a DSLR camera but didn't had an intervalometer, so i assembled a small electronic circuit on top of an Arduino Uno, made some basic code and did my first timelapse movie. ...more

How To : Make a claymation video

In this Film and Theater video tutorial you will learn how to make a claymation animation video. This is a Zappos how to video. The equipments that you will need for this are a camera on a tripod, a trigger so that your camera stays steady, constant source of light and clay. M ...more

News : Truly Insane Fire Animation

Brusspup once again blows my mind (see previously below). His latest project is an extremely well executed animation, using a grid of tea candles to represent classic video games. How did he do it? Most likely simple stop motion techniques (light a candle, take a picture; li ...more

News : 10 Photography Tips for Mastering Your Camera Phone

If you're always taking blurry and underexposed pics with your mobile device, try using some of the tips below to turn your phone into a valuable photography asset. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone, Android smartphone, or even a first-gen camera phone... you can still t ...more

How To : Make a stop motion video

In this tutorial, from Zappos, learn how to make a simple stop motion video. This process is a lot easier than you would expect and this video is here to give you a step by step. You Will Need: *a constant light source that won't change *a remote trigger for your camera so you ...more

How To : Work with camera raw files in Photoshop

In this two part Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the camera raw files and the camera raw interface. Many video professionals do not know much about the camera raw interface because it is a technology mainly used by digital photographers. The key advantag ...more

News : Magical Orbs of Graffiti Light

We've seen several examples of light graffiti on WonderHowTo (1, 2, 3), but this one is truly eerily beautiful. Australian photographer Denis Smith pushes the envelope with his project Ball of Light. "The Ball of Light is a mysterious portal into my world. It, and its friends ...more

HowTo : Transform a Boring Image Into Amazing 3D Magic

Andrew Odewahn of O'Reilly Answers posts a HowTo on creating 3D(ish) images through simple processing. Odewahn employs the practice of stereoscopy (a technique for creating the illusion of depth in a 2D image): "In wiggle stereoscopy, the 2 images are aligned so that the 'sub ...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

How To : Take Long Exposure Photos on Your iPhone in iOS 11

While Live Photos has been a fun addition to iOS ever since the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, there hasn't been much practical use for Apple's moving images so far. But it looks like things are changing in iOS 11 with new, advanced features such as long exposure effects that make a D ...more

News : Canon's 5D Mark II Invades Hollywood

Since its release three years ago, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II has been the most sought out digital SLR for photographers everywhere. But it's also becoming a favorite amongst cinematographers, thanks to its compact size and high-def video recording mode, seeing action in everythin ...more

Photoshop Project : How to Use Layers Creatively

Difficulty Level: Moderate Photoshop Skills Photoshop isn't just for zapping zits and adding freaky colors to sunset pictures! You can use it for fun, altered-reality pictures, too. If you have a tripod and some friends, you can combine many exposures as separate layers and u ...more

GENRE JAM : West Side Story (1961)

There's gonna be a rumble.... For this week's GJ article, I thought I would jump right into talking about a mortal-lock favourite of mine: West Side Story. If you haven't seen it (and a lot of folks havent - dudes especially) and you want a lesson in filmmaking craft from a b ...more

The Sun King : Using Your First Off-Camera Light

Difficulty Level: If you have eyes, you can do this. Ambient light is often called available, natural or existing light. Lots of professional photographers have quotes on lights, but this is my favorite: "I only shoot available light. Any damn light that’s available." I wish ...more

How To : Embrace the Blur

This is a continuation of a previous post about getting "unfocused" with your DSLR. We all work hard to get pictures that are sharp and have perfect focus. Maybe we’re missing the forest for the trees. Think about mood, color, ideas—in other words, not your gear. There are l ...more

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