Proper Lighting

How To : Light a scene properly

Take Zer0 covers the topic of lighting, again, because lighting is and always will be an expansive area. We begin by describing the reasons why proper lighting will help to accentuate a scene. And lastly is a visual demonstration of how one common lighting technique can be app ...more

How To : Light a green screen properly for podcasting

Matt, the Shirtless Apprentice, advises viewers on the proper procedure for lighting a green screen. The successfully implemented chroma key technique can significantly raise the production value of any video podcast. He gives specific advice on how to separate the light that ...more

How To : Properly set and light a green screen backdrop

Setting up a chroma key backdrop contains various steps/ the support system and muslin consists of various parts like the support stands, shrink lamps and the muslin. Place the two stands 12 feet apart and attach 4 clamps to vertical section of each stand. Snap the crossbars t ...more

How To : Create ink drop & spread effects

In this tutorial, we learn how to create ink drop and spread effects. You will need: coffee filters, fish tank, dropper, black ink, water, and a bowl. Next, pour water into your fish tank, then pour your ink into the dropper. After this, add in water into the bowl and place th ...more

How To : Do basic photography lighting setups

Lighting is very important to photography. The proper lighting can make your subject or scene appear in a totally new way. Whether you are adding, or eliminating shadow, using light to manipulate the way something looks, or just setting up for a flattering portrait, you will n ...more

How To : Light digital home videos like a professional

Shooting home video is fun, and is a great way to get started on the path to a film career. But one thing that can kill your video is poor lighting. Not everyone is rich enough to a professional light kit, so what do you do to compensate? In this video you will get some great ...more

How To : Execute a basic 3 point lighting setup

One popular way to use light in photography is with a three point lighting setup. In this tutorial, learn how to set up three point lights in portrait photography and get the most flattering shot of your subject. There is an art to making people look good and proper lighting i ...more

How To : Light your own web show

In this how-to video, you will learn how to light your web show. This is important as it will make your web show look more professional. Proper lighting allows you to see your face, eyes, and the colors of your shirt. If there is not enough light, you cannot see yourself as we ...more

How To : Design a safe kitchen

Home accidents. It's up to you to protect your family… your children… from accidents in the home. And there's one place that seems to get the most attention when dealing with safety concerns… The kitchen is one of the busiest, most accident-prone rooms in the house. Design a k ...more

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

A First Look at Call of Juarez : The Cartel

The developing team Techland gets a free pass. Having thoroughly enjoyed their previous title, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, this sequel was bought on day one by good ol' fashion blind faith. After playing for most of today, it's still to early to tell if the game is a mess ...more

How To : Perform a general eye exam on a patient

If you're a medical student, you'll learn a lot from this video lesson on examining your patient's eyes. If the patient is having trouble seeing, like double vision, blurred vision, pain or any other problem, a proper eye examination is detrimental to properly diagnosing and t ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

How To : Solve outdoor lighting problems

Installing security lights outside of your home can make for a great addition, but they also create new problems with regards to maintenance and cleaning. Having lights outside exposes them to all of the elements that mother nature can throw at them. This video will show not o ...more

How To : Take an infrared photograph with a DSLR camera

Infrared photos are photos that are taken in such a way that they absorb light from beyond the visual spectrum, giving your pictures a cool, surreal effect. This video will teach you everything you need to know to take them yourself. You'll learn how to determine if you have a ...more

How To : Fit a Helmet for a Youth Football Player

The helmet is the most important part of football padding and safety equipment, especially in light of recent research into the prevalence and lasting effects of concussions on football players. This video features an explanation of how to properly select and fit a helmet for ...more

How To : Increase car safety, reliability, and longevity

This video gives helpful information to increase your car safety, reliability and longevity and how you can do most of the checking yourself. Checking the tires is a safe way to start with safety maintenance. Check pressure while the tires are cold and the pressure correctly b ...more

How To : Light a match with your teeth

Did you know that it's possible to light a match simply by using your teeth? You can look like a total badass if you learn how to do this trick properly, although you might get burned in the process. From Revision3: ***WARNING: this week we're playing with matches again. We s ...more

How To : Make a lithium thionyl chloride battery

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a lithium thionyl chloride battery, which is capable of generating 2.8v with enough current to power a LED. Warning: Thionyl Chloride is EXTREMELY toxic and this experiment must be performed in a fumehood by an e ...more

How To : Make bacon from scratch with Karen Solomon

Karen Solomon shows how to make bacon. You need 2 1/2 to 3 pounds of pork belly with no skin or bone. Rinse the belly with water and pat really dry. Mix ingredients for cure which includes 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses, 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, 2 tab ...more

How To : Consistently Locate Hidden Wall Studs in Your Home

Wall studs are both critical for maintaining the structure of your home and supporting items of weight and function on the interior walls (e.g. cabinets, shelves, plasma TVs, etc.). With wall studs playing such a critical role, consistently being able to find them is important ...more

How To : Snorkel

Why the Love? Every one has a reason for loving something. Mine was that it was the only thing I had. That one sure thing. I loved it because I had nothing, and it cost me nothing. At times I had no idea what was going to happen to me, or where I was going to be. The shore is ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Draw a leopard

Start with a faint outline of the leopards head which is an oval shape and is body which is connected to the head, then add the outlines of the legs ears and tail. In the oval draw the proper perspective lines for the face of the leopard. Now draw the outline of the tree or br ...more

How To : Use a multimeter and check for ground

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for proper ground with help from this quick video. Also shown, is how to use a Fluke probe to pierce wires to test voltage. You can uses these practices when installing car alarms, fog lights, car stereo, and accessories.

How To : Use vanishing point in Photoshop

Jordan shows how to use Vanishing Point - a useful tool is Photoshop! The vanishing point tool is Photoshop's way of allowing you to create images that look 3-dimensional and allows you to add components and lighting to an image while maintaining the proper perspective. So che ...more

How To : Light and use a torch for jewelry making

Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to light and use an oxygen/propane torch. Torches don't need to be dangerous; with proper handling, they are a safe and useful tool in jewelry projects. Learn how to light and use a torch by watching this video jew ...more

How To : Wire trailer lights

There are no connectors on my new trailer lights, these must be defective. But wait, there are connectors, and better yet, they are extremely simple to use. It is common to get new trailer lights and then be stumped by how to make the proper connections. This video will show y ...more

How To : Set up the lighting in your mobile DJ set up

Learn how to set up the lighting rig of your mobile DJ set up - including proper light placement. Part 1 of 2 - How to Set up the lighting in your mobile DJ set up. Part 2 of 2 - How to Set up the lighting in your mobile DJ set up.

How To : Teach children about traffic lights

This is a video for children to learn about the traffic light for pedestrians use. It is an interaction game where the children can push the proper light to answer questions pertaining to the traffic light. Teach children about traffic lights. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Have proper rowing grip technique

Check out this instructional rowing video that demonstrates how to have proper rowing grip technique. The proper grip in rowing is essential for speed and endurance. Learn facts and skills for competitive rowing in this rowing video. Take action and remember these tips: Use a ...more

How To : Make your urine glow

Check out this how-to video to make your urine glow under black light. Freak out your friends with your radioactive pee! To make your urine glow, make sure you take the proper amount of vitamin b complex--just watch the video! Take one or two. Use this as inspiration for one o ...more

How To : Fit a lamp base into pottery with Simon Leach

In this video by Simon Leach, we learn how to fit a lamp base into pottery with Simon Leach. First, you will take the lamp base that has all the wires inside of it. From here, you will wire the cables through the proper fittings for the light. Then, you need to put a hole in t ...more

How To : Take a good candid photograph

In this video, we learn how to take a good candid photograph. If you've ever noticed that when you have your picture taken by a stranger it just never comes out, this video is for you! When you hare having a candid photo taken, first make sure that your camera is set on the pr ...more

How To : Explain why the sky is blue through chemistry

Want to know why the sky is blue during the daytime and red during the evening and morning? A simple experiment is all that is needed. The ingredients required for the experiment are simply hydrochloric acid solution, sodium thiosulphate, a torch which produces white light, w ...more

How To : Set proper white balance on a video camera

When a scene is filmed, problems can occur in the final outcome of a scene if the white balance is not set correctly. If the white balance is off, a scene may look too orange, blue, or the color is just off in general. This video tutorial shows how to set the correct white bal ...more

How To : Light an interior space while filming on a budget

In this video from FiveSprockets we learn how to light an interior space while filming on a budget. For this you need two Chinese lanterns which he found for $2.95 each. You need 2 light bulbs which he found for $3.95 each. Make sure you get extra ones. Then get a couple of pa ...more

How To : Cut & light a cigar

This instructional video by docstogiefresh shows you the proper way how to cut and light a cigar. When cutting a cigar make sure not to cut too much off the tip. Cut the small cap as shown keeping in mind that you can always go back and cut it again but if you cut too much off ...more

How To : Light and set a cyclorama shot

A cyclorama shot is a 360 degree panoramic, photographic view of a scene. It's set on a cylindrical platform and is designed to make the viewer feel like he is standing in the middle of it all. A cyclorama shot is a really cool thing to embark on in photography or film. Check ...more

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