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Portal Short Movie : No Escape

This is the best game related short I've ever seen. Everything is so well done it's hard to believe it's not a major motion picture.

News : Curious

Curious is a short movie that will compete in several film festivals around the country.

How to Hack Netflix : Free DVDs and Money Saving Tips

I remember a time when I had to rent a VHS from the local video rental store. It wasn't all that bad, with the only real annoyances being the trip to and fro, having to rewind the movie and the possible malfunction of my VHS player, which liked to eat tape from time to time. ...more

How To : Make claymation

There's something magical about stop-motion animation made with clay, it's an ideal medium for depicting strange transformations. In this short tutorial you'll learn how to make a simple claymation movie of your own. The video introduces you to some of the materials you'll nee ...more

How To : Make a Spartan spear from scratch at home

To make your very own Spartan Spear, like in the movie 300, you just have to follow a few short, easy instructions. Start off by taking a broom stick, and cutting off the end. Make sure your broom stick is empty inside. Then take a hammer and flatten the last few inches of it, ...more

How To : Snag Prime Seats at an NBA Game

There is no fan experience in professional sports quite like watching an NBA game live. Partly, this can be attributed to the combination of fluid teamwork and jaw-dropping athleticism the players exude in the form of size, speed, jumping ability, grace, and strength. What tru ...more

How To : Throw a Naked Sushi Party

The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets. According to Steve Levenstein, Japanese Innovations Writer, "a pinata-like 'body' is carefully crafted, then stuffed with edible go ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Storyboard your films

Unless it's a scene with so many punches and kicks and explosions, storyboarding an entire movie or short isn't a requirement. However, it can be of use anyway; especially if your movie calls for seventy different shots that you can't all remember; or if you need a visual refe ...more

How To : Do the Jai Hoe dance from Slumdog Millonaire

Big fan of the Oscar winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire? In this video, learn a few moves from the original Jai Ho dance that was featured in the movie, plus a short dance created by the videomaker that can be repeated four times throughout the "Jai Ho" song. Good luck, and do ...more

How To : Calculate percentages by example

In this tutorial the author explains of how to find percentages using examples. He explains that x percent of some number y is x multiplied by y and divided by 100. He goes on and explains this concept with numerous examples. He suggests a short cut to movie the decimal point ...more

How To : Make movie rain without getting wet

In this tutorial, we learn how to make movie rain without getting wet. First, you will need to get a garden hose that has a spout on it and few pieces of PVC pipe. Connect the pieces of PVC pipe together, then stick the head of the hose to the pipe. Keep in mind that you will ...more

WATCH THIS INSTEAD : Sucker Punch

Zack Snyder's worst film, hands down. Watch it if you like your movies a little short on story, acting, logic, etc. Not even the cool action sequences can redeem it. Watch some vintage Gilliam instead.

News : REVIEW - Toy Story 3

Yeah it's... that's a good movie there Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, ...more

News : Parallel Lines

Here is the movie trailer for "Parallel Lines" Produced by Ridley Scott, looks like a BMW films like series of shorts done by upcoming directors.

LEGO Star Wars : Bane of the Sith (trailer)

The effects in this brickfilm (or brick trailer) are awesome! I haven't watched the new Star Wars movies, so I don't know who Sith is, but I don't have to know the movies to enjoy this. In fact, I'd probably like this better anyway. Short and sweet.

How To : Create split screen & picture in picture in Sony Vegas

This short video shows how to get great split-screen or Picture in Picture effects in Sony Vegas using a free tool called PIP Selector tool. Note: The free tool shown in the video only works in the full version of Sony Vegas (4,5,6,7,8), and will not work in Sony Movie Studio.

How To : Make an animated GIF in Windows Movie Maker

SchizoFilms brings the viewers instructions on how to make an animated GIF in Windows Movie Maker. First open up Movie Maker. You will need to import pictures. To do this, click the button on the top left of the screen that reads 'Import Media'. Find your files here and import ...more

News : Insanely Epic Resident Evil Biohazard Case Mod

If you dig case mods and Resident Evil, it's fair to say you'll find Ron L. Christainson’s nothing short of epic. Inspired by the renown video game and movie, Ron—an artist and PC tech from Seattle—has already spent a year constructing the mod from scratch, and still has a cou ...more

How To : Watch movies and tv online for free

In this tutorial, we learn how to watch movies and TV online for free. You can do this through the website Hulu. This is a completely legal website, and you can either sign up for an account or just browse the site. You can watch movies and television shows through here, they ...more

How To : Create Halloween text in GIMP

This video shows the viewers how to create a simple but well done Halloween text in GIMP. Starting from a simple white background you will end up creating a creepy text perfect to use every year on the 31st of October . The video is actually a easy to learn walk through , show ...more

How To : Make a fashion style logo animation in Flash

This short video shows you how to create an animated fashion style logo in Flash. First he changes the background and frames per second to black and 24 respectively. He chooses the font for his text and then he converts the text into a movie clipping by hitting f8 and choosing ...more

How To : Write a solid screenplay

This is a video by Indy Mogul. For making a script or screenplay, first write a short heading about the situation and where the characters are to be at that time. Then write the actions the character must do. Then the dialog the actor must tell along with the emotion. Now writ ...more

How To : Change the pivot point position in Flash

This simple video tutorial teaches you how to change the pivot point position when using Flash. The tutorial handles drawing basic shapes, such as squares and rectangles and converting them to movie clips. Then, through the use of the free transform tool and by manually movi ...more

How To : Build a simple yet catchy intro in Sony Vegas 7

This tutorial for Sony Vegas teaches you the complete fundamentals for building a simple and short, yet catchy intro. Also explains what metronome is and what it does. This tutorial is for more advanced Vegas users. Tutorial Difficulty: Moderate You should have basic knowledg ...more

News : Hulu Plus a Negative on Xbox Live?

If you powered up the ol' Xbox 360 last night to watch Netflix, you probably noticed that a new streaming service moved into Xbox LIVE—Hulu Plus. Netflix finally has some competition. Or maybe not. But with a week of free service, they're sure to attract some would-be watchers ...more

News : Long and Jurassic C#$k

Ok, so for this one its going to be on my friend Nathans cousin, Justin, once again. We mess with this guy sooo much ha. Read the whole prank, but it short, He thinks he's gonna be in an actual movie, but instead its a Jurassic Park themed gay porn shoot. So we're gonna tell h ...more

How To : Write a review online

Have an opinion and want the whole world to know it? You're not alone! There are many online outlets for you to type up your review, whether it be for a restaurant, play, movie, book or anything else you have recently experienced. Check out this video for tips on how and where ...more

News : The Simpsons Family Gets Scrabbled!

My JO was watching The Simpsons on FOX the other day, like she wholeheartedly does every evening, and I joined her, much like I always do— though I must admit, I'm not as obsessed with the cartoon family as much as she is. Just like she isn't as obsessed with SCRABBLE as I am. ...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

News : Unknown, but They Shouldn't Be.

Although in recent years street art has reached a high point of public appeal many of the great artists are over shadowed by the likes of banksy and shepard fairey (who are amazing artists for sure, just not the only amazing artists out there). Some of the best urban artists h ...more

News : MyndPlay Gives Mindf*** Movies a New Meaning

Were you horrified when Gwyneth Paltrow's head ended up in a box in Se7en? Do you share Harrison Ford's opinion that Han Solo should have died in Return of the Jedi? Think Kurt Russell could have handled aliens better in The Thing? Well, sorry—you're out of luck. There's nothi ...more

News : Oscar Nom Review - TOY STORY 3

ANIMATED FEATURE: Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, maintaining all of t ...more

How To : College Student's Guide to Shows on a Budget

As a USC student with limited funds, I'm always trying to figure out how to make the most out of my night when I go out. LA is great because there is so much going on for little to no cash if you know where to look. Echo Park/Silver Lake definitely has the most options, see be ...more

How To : Use Splice to Edit Movies on Your iPhone for Free

Apple is famous for their easy to use consumer software such as Garage Band and iMovie. However, I've found their apps a little hard to use. Why? Because their suite of software, mainly the consumer apps I've mentioned, errs on the side of ease of use. Isn't that a contradict ...more

News : Sound Advice

Last week I talked about the video / image side of things, and as promised here is the audio side. Sound is integral to all studio productions, but for most student and low budget production, it's the last thing filmmakers seem to think about, and one of the most noticeable p ...more

News : 5 Truly Last Minute Halloween Costumes

It's already Halloween and the night is fast approaching. You swore to yourself last year that you wouldn't wait until the last minute again for a Halloween costume, yet here you are on Samhain without a costume… again. All of the costume shops are sure to be crammed with last ...more

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