Sci-fi

How To : Make huge sci-fi guns for your LEGO minifigures

Who makes the LEGO things depicted on the boxes? Those are just ideas for the limitless possibilities for what you can do with a box of LEGOs. Watch this video to learn how you can make two awesome sci-fi guns for LEGO minifigures.

How To : Build a sci-fi cryo containment chamber

Making a prop for a science fiction movie? This how-to video dives step by step guidance on how to build a super cool, futuristic, sci-fi, cryo containment chamber. You will need a cylindrical object, craft foam or sytrofoam, a hot glue gun, plaster of Paris, aquarium line tub ...more

News : Sci-fi Spray-On Skin Has Arrived

In a fascinating preview for an upcoming episode of a National Geographic show, Dr. Jorg Gerlach demonstrates an instrument of innovation in the field of stem cell research. A prototype of a spray-on skin gun allows doctors to coat severe burns with the victim's own skin cells ...more

How To : Create a sci-fi hologram look in After Effects CS3

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz returns to one of his earliest tutorials, "Creating TV Look," and shows how it can be used to create the look of a Hologram as seen in science fiction movies. Create a sci-fi hologram look in After Effects CS3. Clic ...more

News : The Most "Authentic" Sci-Fi Airshow Ever

The provenance of this Sci Fi Airshow is unquestionable. With decades of experience interpreting science fiction from a written to a visual medium, Bill George is the perfect tour guide for this fantastical, photoshopped exhibit. Assembling the collective imagination of multip ...more

How To : Create a neo sci-fi makeup look

In this how to video, learn how you can create a neo sci-fi look. This makeup tutorial uses the following products: Studio Fix Fluid Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Anastasia Brow Pencil Solar Riche Bronzer X Rocks Blush Urban Decay Primer Potion Bare Study Paint Pot Femmi Fi Ex ...more

News : An Illuminated Glossary of Video Game Genres

Like the press covering film and many other specialized fields, video game journalists use all sorts of jargon to convey to their knowledgable readers as much information about a game as quickly as possible. For non or newbie gamers, this can be extremely confusing. Those of ...more

How To : Connect different laser diodes to a power supply

Lasers are one of the coolest things that you can build yourself from a pure sci-fi fantasy standpoint. They're not easy though, but this video will help you somewhat by describing different types of laser diodes and how to connect them to a power supply. Part 1 of 2 - How to ...more

How To : Make an awesome Predator costume with mask

The Predator is a classic Sci-Fi and horror film monster, and quite possibly one of the coolest. (There will be no debating Aliens vs. Predator in these comments! :) ) If you're looking to make a costume for your indie film, or for going out for Halloween, check out this aweso ...more

News : Insanely Cool John Deere Insect-Tractor

Created by a now discontinuted John Deere subsidiary Plustech in Finland, this walking tractor is weirdly alien-monster-insect-esque. Reminiscent of Big Dog and Little Dog, but way bigger... This belongs in a sci-fi movie, not a farm. Amazing. Several videos in the gallery below.

How To : Fold and fly a tumblewing walkalong glider

The science-fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, once said, "That any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Who would have thought that we could create a wave of air with a piece of cardboard, and fly a folded sheet of telephone book paper on the wave ...more

Make it in the Music Biz : The Lessons of Lady Gaga

An article in Friday's Wallstreet Journal examines a model for success that can't be ignored: the world is just goo-goo for Lady Gaga.  "Her debut album has generated four No. 1 songs. She topped the digital sales chart for 2009 with 15.3 million tracks sold. Her dance hits, ...more

How To : Theme the Fingerprint Scanner on Your Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner feels like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Giving you the ability to lock your device without having to fuss with a PIN or password every time you go to use it, the feature is definitely one of the device's main selling points, esp ...more

How to Make 2 props : a laser pistol and a gas mask

This video is a 2-for-1 special. It will teach you how to make not one, but TWO cool props for a film or costume. They are, in no particular order, a gas mask / ventilator and a laser pistol. Both look very cool, require some materials and carpentry skills, and are sure to mak ...more

How To : Draw a male torso or man's body for anime or manga

This instructional video will teach how to sketch and draw the male body (a man's torso or upper body, chest, abs, rib cage, and shoulders) for character design, comics, manga, anime and video game concept art. Learn step by step how to draw from a simplified torso and upper b ...more

News : SFX on Crack (Oh, Soooooo Good)

What happens when a bunch of Bollywood filmmakers unleash their imagination with the aid of Maya and After Effects (plus lots and lots of paisas)? The sci-fi flick Enthiran (Robot), the most expensive Indian film ever produced. Non-stop action, violence, explosions... absolut ...more

How To : Make a laser arm blaster prop weapon

The perfect weapon for your low-budget sci-fi action flick is a laser gun… or maybe this laser arm blaster. This laser arm gun is easily made at home with household materials that care cheap and easy to find. So don't throw out tons of money on your indie film… you're not Jame ...more

News : Angry Clones Are Taking Over the App World

In December 2009, Angry Birds was released to the public. The iPhone and iPod touch were the first to take on the demand, then a devoted HD version for the iPad. Since then, it's transcended iOS devices to appear on Android, Nokia, Palm phones, and many others. Next, it broke ...more

How To : Build a jet pack movie prop

Remember the Rocketeer? The rocket jet pack that he wore? Jet packs are the coolest sci-fi props that haven't been perfected in "real life" yet. Almost, but not quite. For now, film rocket belts or rocket packs will do. Like in the Bond flick "Thunderball" and in the Star Wars ...more

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