Night Lighting

How To : Light a night scene in Cinema 4D

In this video series, our expert John Carstarphen will show you how to create boolean scripts, create the first light, streetlights, mood, and depth. He will also show you how to edit colors, do a graduated background, add illumination, and how to use volumetric light and shad ...more

How To : Light videos at night

I know it sounds odd, but not every bit of action in a film takes place during the day. Sometimes it's necessary to shoot some scenes at night. This instructional video explores the basics of lighting for a nighttime shoot.

How To : Make a rodent powered night light

Use magnetism, electricity, and a rodent to create a night light. If you have mice, or would not mind buying some, this project can be completely relatively quickly. Go and harness the power of rodents!

News : Pedal-Powered EL Wire Night Bike Light

Instructable user samsmith17's solution for riding in the dark is a lot snazzier than your typical bicycle light: "This summer I realized that you don’t need a driver to run your el wire if you’re putting it on a bike. I hooked a stepper motor up to a transformer from an old ...more

News : Mod a flashlight into an IR night vision light

Record stealthily, in the dark. This hack is simple and will turn any LED flashlight into an infrared night vision light you can use with any video camera. Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, but it will illuminate any area you are shooting. IR radiation is electrom ...more

How To : Make a cosmic nightlight with LEDs and resin

See how to make a cosmic nightlight with LEDs and resin with KipKay and MAKE Magazine! Find out how to make a glittering LED constellation jammed in resin!! Kipkay loves his gadgets! This is perfect for moody, cosmic, night light for the nightstand. This is a two-part video tu ...more

How To : Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks ...more

How To : Watch the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Online

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards take place this Sunday, January 16th, 2011 between the hours of 5 and 8 PM PST — that's 8 & 11 PM for those of you on the East Coast (and Somewhere in the Middle for those of you Somewhere in the Middle). Can't make it to the Beverly Hilton ...more

How To : Stay Safe When Trick or Treating on Halloween

Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays of the the year in the United States. Retailers even lease out empty retail spaces to put in Halloween stores. People hang Halloween lights on their houses, decorate the front yard and of course there are hundreds of haunt ...more

How To : Light the Menorah on the eight days of Chanukah

When Christians are out celebrating Christmas this year, Judaists will be out celebrating Hanukkah, or Chanukah, which is a lesser Jewish festival that lasts eight days from the 25th day of Kislev (December), and commemorating the rededication of the Temple; it is marked by th ...more

How To : Perform Havdallah after Shabbat ends

This instructional video, produced by Jewish Pathways, demonstrates how to perform Havdallah after Shabbat ends. Hadvallah is a Jewish religious ceremony that marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and holidays, ushering in the new week. In Judaism, Shabbat ends -- and the new wee ...more

How To : Tag your name using LED light throwies

This is a complex process, but the guys at Graffiti Research Lab have armed you with detailed written instructions and this video on how to create a night writer. This is a more complicated version of their LED throwies that allows you to catch a tag in lights. You'll never ne ...more

How To : Create and light neon tubes in Photoshop

Move from day into night, with this artistic technique that demonstrates how to digitally bend neon tubes and then light them up with Adobe Photoshop CS3. Learn how to create and then light neon signs in this Photoshop software tutorial.

How To : Study

Learning Style What kind of learner are you? There are three different ways people learn: Auditory learner: A person who learns best by listening. This type of person will benefit best by finding someone to study with, to ask each other questions, and to read the study mater ...more

How To : Make a cheap bike light mount out of PVC pipe

In this clip, learn how to make a fast, cheap and super easy mount for your your bicycle to display safety lights. Wearing bike lights at night will help you stay safe in the dark and if you want to avoid the cost of getting lights custom fitted, this hack is perfect for you. ...more

How To : Light the Shabbat candles to usher in the Holy Day

This instructional video, produced by Jewish Pathways, demonstrates how to light the Shabbat candles. The lighting of Shabbat candles not only ushers in the Holy Day, but is also a special time of spiritual contemplation for Judaists. It is the pivotal moment when we cross ove ...more

How To : Create a chimney pot garden light

All you've got to do is a some simple wiring and a little digging in the garden. Among the simplest creative reuse projects I've done, this landscape uplight is also one of my favorites. I mean, who knew that you could use an old chimney pot to cast a warm, 50-watt glow on th ...more

How To : Shoot at night when using a DSLR camera

One task to which DSLRs are particularly well suited is nighttime shooting. Fast, wide-aperture lenses make the most out of available light. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to film at ni ...more

How To : Make the ultimate LED glowsticks in any color you want

This is an easy and fun project that will add a little light to any night time celebration. Take a few LEDs in any color you want, some basic electronics gear and a hot glue gun. This will be more vibrant than any glowstick you can find in the store, and will last much longer

How To : Tie and wear scarves for men and women

Okay, so it's summer and you're probably thinking when the hell you'll be wearing scarves in the next three months or so, but trust us, those summer nights can get cold, especially if you live close to the beach. Prep for those sure to be cuddly nights by wearing a cute light ...more

How To : Make a Planter's Punch

In honor of Pirates of the Caribbean, Anthony makes a Planter's Punch. With light rum, dark rum, and fruit juices, this drink is so delicious you might be speaking like a pirate by the end of the night.

How To : Turn an old window into illuminated wall art

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

How To : Get out of a speeding ticket with Officer Brian

If you do get stopped pull over to the right and make sure you are off the road. If it is at night turn your interior lights on. Keep your hands on top of the steering wheel until the officer tells you what to do. If he asks you do you know why I stopped you always answer no. ...more

How To : Make Mujadarah

Mujadarah Mujadarah is a Middle Eastern dish that's healthy, filling, cheap, and most of all, delicious. It requires only rice, lentils, some onions, and a few spices. We like to cook it for cold winter nights. Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 2 small onions, thinly slice ...more

How To : Make an Indian style tiramisu

Surprise your sweetheart this Valentines Day or any night, with a delicious Indian version of tiramisu. Tiramisu is traditionally an Italian dessert, and this is a similar recipe with an Indian twist. Why not give it a try? No one can resist the creamy deliciousness of fresh T ...more

How To : Make green luminescent phosphorescent glow powder

It's a stormy winter night, and you're electricity goes out. You could grab some candles to add a little light to your life, or you could use glow-in-the-dark chemicals for a cool luminescent. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a luminescent, phos ...more

How To : Make a pair of high-tech night vision sunglasses

In this video tutorial you will learn how to make a pair of high tech night vision sunglasses. You will first need a pair of 100% clear sunglasses with nothing but UV protection. Then two sheets of theatrical photo gels, one congo blue and one primary red. Using the gasses as ...more

How To : Play the Beatles' "Let it Be" on acoustic guitar

The Beatles revolutionized the music industry and brought us songs that can never be forgotten, that could never be overstated. With John Lennon at the front of the "Fab Four" they couldn't be stopped... wouldn't be stopped. But let's not forget it wouldn't be the "Fab Four" w ...more

How To : Change an automobile tire

No one wants or needs a flat tire. If you do get one, however, don't get all flustered — changing a tire is as easy as buying groceries or going to the gym. How do you know you’re losing precious air pressure or if the tire’s already gone?! 1. Your car’s computer system info ...more

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