Understand Television Interlacing

How To : Understand television interlacing

Interlacing is not evil. In fact, it's a brilliant solution to some really thorny technological problems. This segment explains exactly how interlacing works, why it's important, when you want to use it and how to get rid of it when you don't. Watch this video tutorial and lea ...more

How To : Edit Academic Writing

Summary Editing the academic essay can be a laborious task if you don't first develop a plan for revision. Students struggle with this part of the process because they have been taught that editing and proofreading the essay means checking for grammar. Editing means evaluatin ...more

How To : Write a song for film or television

In this video, we learn how to write a song for film or television with Brad Hatfield. When you collaborate with other people, you will be invited into a new network of people. The web of people will keep expanding to help you learn new skills and how to write different songs. ...more

How To : Electron Spirographs with a Cathode Ray Tube

In this article, I'll be showing you how to make a cool visual representation of sound using an old cathode ray tube (CRT) television, a stereo, and a sound source. You'll also need a pair of wire cutters, and a few screwdrivers. To properly understand this project, it's a goo ...more

How To : Pitch a Reality Show Idea to a Network Executive

This how-to is aimed at the uncynical, bright-eyed outsider who wants to become a television producer…the talented person who believes he or she has the ‘it’ to crack Hollywood. The ‘Sammy’ who just arrived in 90210. Hollywood is a land of dreams and riches. It is true that n ...more

How To : Understand what science & why it's important

Chris tells us how to understand what science is and why it's important. If you didn't have science, you wouldn't have any technology! This includes televisions, cell phones, portable devices, and everything else that science relies on. Basically we would be living like we wer ...more

How To : Use transitions in film

Brandon Pinard discusses the most commonly used transitions in television and film: the Cut, the Fade and the Dissolve. He covers the basic definition of each of the three transitions, how they are most commonly used in the film and television industries, and how anyone can im ...more

News : The Discovery of Dolphin Language

In my early life I was deeply impacted by the work of physician and psychoanalyst John C. Lilly. I still have my dog-eared copies of The Mind of the Dolphin (1967) and Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer (1968). Lilly's work, with dolphins and the developm ...more

How To : Use color theory when decorating your home

Do you want your house to look dull or colorful? If the latter, then be sure to check out this video to learn how to best utilize the color theory. Follow these tips to open your eyes to a world of color. Step 1: Study color theory Study color theory using a color wheel. Tw ...more

News : The Unreasonable Journey

On a Wednesday evening when friends are going to a movie or out to dinner, you’re at the dojo training. On a Sunday night when your show or the game is on the television you’re not home to watch it, you’re at the dojo training. On a Friday night when the town is full of exci ...more

Red Dead Redemption : An introduction to the times

Here is the introduction sequence for the game, it's one of the best for this generation: The arrival of the player is mirrored by the arrival of the riverboat, as if the player is getting off the boat to a new location just like the characters. The piano music at the beginnin ...more

News : The Role of a Gaffer

Both on and off the set, the Gaffer or Chief Lighting Technician is one of the most important positions around. Though the average movie goer most likely has no idea the job even exists, they probably don't know what 99% of the other crew is/does either.   From the time a DP ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

News : Homework & Syllabus

Week 01 : 9/31 - 09/06 Read Chapters 1-2 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects Do the exercises from each chapter you read in the After Effects Book in Lab Time. Read - How To Be An Explorer of the World - Pages 1 - 37 Do exercises 1-5 - Please document these in a ...more

News : Best Action Movies

ACTION MOVIES The Hunger Games (2012) Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.Dir: Gary Ross With: Jennife ...more

News : Have a Little More Christmas in Your Steampunk

Religion is one of the most-ignored topics when it comes to Steampunk, which is surprising given how important religion was in Victorian England. Even the hot-button issues of race and gender are confronted with a greater awareness than religion. Christmas would seem to be th ...more

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