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How To : Do dumbbell swings on single leg

Learn how to do dumbbell swings on single leg. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This combination exercise mixes dumbbell lateral and front raises with a one-legged support to train your shoulders, legs, balance, and coordination. You'll use your entir ...more

How To : Do dumbbell reverse raises

Learn how to do dumbbell reverse raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Triceps kickbacks isolate and work the three heads that comprise the triceps muscle—with your elbow up behind you, you'll get no help from other muscle groups as you work to st ...more

How To : Do dumbbell step-ups

Learn how to do step-ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The one leg step-up is a simple and effective leg exercise that strengthens leg muscles while building balance and leg-muscle control. Muscles Worked Legs Starting Position Stand facing a fl ...more

How To : Do triceps single-arm kickbacks

Learn how to do triceps single-arm kickbacks. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Triceps kickbacks isolate and work the three heads that comprise the triceps muscle—with your elbow up behind you, you'll get no help from other muscle groups as you work ...more

How To : Create a 3D picture montage in Adobe After Effects

In this Episode, Rob Birnholz shows you a great technique for quickly creating a 3D picture montage with Trapcode Particular. It takes just minutes to set up, but can save you hours of work. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media produ ...more

How To : Eliminate dust spots on a Canon EOS camera

David Newton from Canon Professional Network teaches you how to eliminate dust spots on a Canon EOS camera. The Canon EOS has a self-cleaning sensor to help eliminate dust from it. You need a lens of 50 mm or longer for this to work properly. If you have a zoom lens, set it to ...more

How To : Shoot a fight scene

Tells you how to make a fighting scene by using three steps which are -continuity -camera techniques -editing The person explains that continuity is when you can scene jump to make the viewer feel that the motion is continuous. Camera techniques are useful in fighting scenes ...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 : Tone abs with the Turkish get-up exercise

This exercise from Men's Health will tax your whole body. The abs workout exercise called the "Turkish get-up" will especially tax the core muscles and shoulder muscles as you progress your way to heavier dumbbells. Lie on your back with your legs straight. Hold a dumb-bell i ...more

How To : Do stability ball hammer dumbbell curls

Learn how to do stability ball hammer dumbbell curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Hammer curls are tough to begin with, but doing them while balancing in a modified squat against a stability ball engages your whole body in a battle for stability ...more

How To : Do barbell squats

Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym—no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscle groups in the legs, core and upper body, squats strengthen not only those muscles, but also ...more

How To : Do a single dumbbell windmill and Arnold press

Learn how to do a single dumbbell windmill and Arnold press. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Here's an exercise that's all about position. The challenge is to maintain a vertical arm on one side as you reach straight downward with the other. Add a d ...more

News : Sex and Kinect, aka The Saddest Video Game Ever

Given the Kinect's motion sensor, it was only a matter of time before people got frisky with it. thriXXX, an Austrian video game company, has announced the forthcoming launch of a sex game using the Kinect. However, Microsoft so far has said it won't certify the game for sale ...more

News : Minority Report, Kinect-style

Here's another cool hack using the Kinect, albeit one beyond the reach of most of us. Some students, staff, and professors at MIT have developed "hand detection" software using the Kinect's motion sensor. Below is a demonstration of this software. It recalls Tom Cruise's icon ...more

How To : Install motion detector lights

Looking to take some safety precautions for the exterior of your home? Motion detector lights are a good way to ward off unwanted intruders. Installation of motion detector lights isn’t as difficult as it sounds, since most are pre-wired and preassembled. You Will Need: • A ...more

News : Carnivorous Furniture Eats Flies and Mice for Energy

PETA wouldn't consider James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau's ingenious flypaper clock very eco-friendly, but I might beg to differ. The clock doesn't require any electricity or batteries. Instead it captures flies and converts the bodies of the dead insects into energy. Eight dead f ...more

How To : Add motion to an image in Photoshop

Adding motion to graphics using Photoshop can create an exciting and dynamic effects. Select a picture you want to add motion to. First, duplicate the background layer. Then under Filters, select blur, and then select Motion Blur. Then you set the angle of the Motion Blur. You ...more

How To : Animate a bouncing ball in Adobe Flash CS3

First go to import and click open external library and open your ball as shown before before and drag it to the library window. Now drag it to the first frame and insert key frame to 60 frame. Now insert the ball to the 60th frame. Now click on add motion guide icon and selec ...more

Friday Fresh : Make Your Own Electroluminescent Ink & More

Turkey's been consumed, you've awakened from the food coma, and you've escaped the madness of Black Friday. Isn't it about time you tackle a new project? We've got some great new projects for you to help illuminate the darkness of winter. Make your own electroluminescent (EL) ...more

How To : Animate a car crash in Cinema 4D

In this video series, our expert John Carstarphen will show you how to place objects on the floor, set animation, test motion, and use explosion effects. He will also teach you how to use the cluster tabs, teach you all about gravity, acceleration, subdivisions, and rotation i ...more

How To : Create fades in Flash CS3

To do fading in flash, first drag an image onto your main window. Shrink it down so it fits on the window, then right click your image and hit copy frames, then come out to frame 15 and hit paste frames. Right click in the middle of the set of frames and hit "Create motion Twe ...more

How To : Practice fast Gravitron wide grip pull ups

Learn how to do Gravitron speed wide grip pull ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The Gravitron machine is excellent for pull-ups because it provides you with the support to do pull-ups while maintaining proper form, allowing you to max out your m ...more

How To : Create films in Stop Motion Animator

This tutorial shows you how to download, install and use the free program Stop Motion Animator. See how to set up and configure your animation settings, how to set the proper compression and then use the camera on your computer to shoot the frames for a stop motion animation. ...more

How To : Use Motion Tracker in After Effects 6

Discover how After Effects redesigned Motion Tracker (After Effects Professional only) gives you more power to synchronize motion between two elements in a composited scene. Learn how Motion Tracker works by analyzing the moving pixels in each frame and then using that data to ...more

How To : Use the basic toolset in CINEMA 4D

A beginner's introduction to CINEMA 4D. Learn how to use the basic tool set in Maxon CINEMA 4D R10 for a variety of purposes including animation, motion graphics, modeling, and rigging. Use the basic toolset in CINEMA 4D - Part 1 of 2. Click through to watch this video on film ...more

How To : Rollerblade backwards

After you have mastered going forward and forward gliding you may want to expand your skill set and start skating backwards. You will use a simple undulating motion that will allow you to propel yourself backwards. Reverse skating is not recommended for beginner skaters as it ...more

How To : Create a glossy rainbow effect in Photoshop

pbj746 is here to teach you on how to create a glossy rainbow effect using Adobe Photoshop CS4. This can be easily done in a matter of minutes and you can try experimenting with other colors and effects to get variant number of sassy backgrounds. -Firstly, create a new documen ...more

How To : Clean a scratched CD or DVD with toothpaste

In order to remove the scratches from a CD with toothpaste, you will need: regular toothpaste, a towel or washcloth, and water. While holding your CD in one hand, being careful to avoid touching the center, coat the CD with toothpaste. You should try to cover one small area a ...more

How To : Make a LEGO stop-motion movie

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a LEGO stop motion movie. First, you must create your set. The base plate must be taped down to the table or a hard surface. To create the animation, move the LEGO man's leg and take a picture. Move it again and take another pic ...more

How To : Apply foundation with a brush

This YouTube video is of Christine from Temptalia.com demonstrating how to apply basic foundation with a 109 brush by mac that is small. First take face primer, try silicon free primer. Apply to your entire face. This helps to keep make up on for longer and is suggested for pe ...more

News : Lego Rocket Build 358 - Movie

This might be dating me, but I remember how much I loved this set when it came out. Here is a great animation of it being build time lapse stop motion.  They cheated a little bit by adding in the more modern lego people, not sure when they were introduced but it was well afte ...more

How To : Make a haunted house

Ditch those namby-pamby clichés like skeleton decals and peeled-grape eyeballs. This year, give your guests a real scare. WARNING: Pregnant women, people with heart conditions, and those who are photosensitive to flashing lights, like some epileptics, should not visit haunted ...more

How To : File a motion in family court

Check out this instructional legal video sequence that shows you how to file a motion in family court. This video contains important information on preparing and serving a motion in family court. The most common reasons for filing a motion are to request a court order affectin ...more

How To : Discover claymation stop motion animation

Making an animated film? This short and easy animation tutorial provides beginners the bare minimum to begin creating a claymation or stop motion animation film. This instructional video shows how to move claymation characters, how to control the lighting, and how to create a ...more

News : From Newborn to 10-Year-Old in 1 Minute & 25 Seconds

Kids! They grow up so fast! While parents have traditionally used growth charts to document their children's development, modern moms and dads have a far better tool: YouTube! The process is a simple one: take a snapshot every day—or nearly every day—and then, after a set inte ...more

How To : Use iClone Machinima in film making

In this video series, watch as expert 3D animator and developer teaches you how to use iClone Machinima Filmmaking. Learn how to import backgrounds, how to add motion to your characters, how to frame the shot, how to position characters, how to save projects in iClone Machinim ...more

How To : Shoot in slow motion on a camcorder in Sony Vegas

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a slow motion video on a camcorder in Sony Vegas. In a film camera, this is called "overcranking". On your camcorder, set your rec format to PH 720.60 P. Then open your clip in Sony Vegas and set up a time line. Then make a reg ...more

How To : Set the correct seat height

Active Expert Gale Bernhardt explains the importance of seat height with this instructional cycling video. It's critical for you as a cyclist to have your bike fit to you. Setting the seat height just right has minimal motion, or quiet hips. A seat height that is correct for y ...more

News : Lighting and Tech Books

Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Third Edition: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution by Harry Box Train Your Gaze: A Practical and Theoretical Introduction to Portrait Photography by Roswell Angier Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Makin ...more

News : Color Correct in Camera w/ Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Color Correction: Put Your Best Foot Forward via Hurlbut Visuals My first experience with the 5D DI color correction was for the Terminator Webisodes produced by the Bandito Brothers through Wonderland Sound and Vision.  McG asked me to be the Director/Cameraman for these al ...more

How To : Do stop motion animation in Windows Movie Maker

A stop motion video simply consists of an object that is physically moved in small increments frame by frame so that when the frames are viewed in sequence, the illusion of movement is created. If you have the corresponding stills on your PC, a stop motion video can be create ...more

How To : Use Firefworks animation to keyframe a banner

Fireworks animation capabilities are perfect for creating web banner ads or for adding simple motion to your web site. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to animate a banner. Learn how to set up documents, add and control frames and timing, animate the banne ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : Make a dramatic film

This tutorial covers some of the basics of dramatic filmmaking. A drama is a film that is character-driven, using the characters' emotional responses to situations to move the story along. Epic and historical dramas put their characters in historical events. Crime dramas are s ...more

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