Video Focal Lengths

Use video camera lens basics : Angle, focal length, DOF

Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" has some tips regarding video camera lenses. In part one, Mike talks about the basics of lenses, starting with focal length and angle of view. It's a lesson on the analog collections of lenses cinematographers use with their cameras. For p ...more

How To : Understand focal length on your photo camera

This instructional photography video explains and shows the difference in zoom lenses' focal lengths. This basic demonstration uses a Nikon professional photo camera to exhibit the various zoom lenses, and provides examples of its photographic capabilities. Watch this video an ...more

How To : Test the sharpness of a lens

The resolution, or sharpness, of a lens is vital to creating and reproducing quality photographs. Watch as this video breaks down how to diagnose the sharpness of your SLR lenses. Lens sharpness is a simple, but necessary, tool for producing great images. Lens sharpnes issues ...more

News : Bare essentials for poor-ish filmmakers

Equipment list for the low budget crowd Let's assume you have a script (not just an idea) and have gotten your pre production out of the way. These are both incredibly important and should not be taken lightly, especially when you have no budget. So you have an awesome film a ...more

How To : Make gold-filled beaded hoop earrings

Making your own hoop earrings can be fun and easy. In this video we learn to make gold-filled beaded hoop earrings with some wire, pliers, beads and an empty pill bottle. Take a 6 inch piece of 20 gauge wire and wrap it around the pill bottle. Then you take your round nose pli ...more

How To : Understand aperture values in photography

If you're just getting started in photography or if you're looking to learn a little bit more about your camera, then you may have run into the term "Aperture" or "Aperture Values", or those weird number numbers. Aperture is in the lens of your camera and determines how much l ...more

How To : Create a more powerful photo with depth of field

Creating extremely impactful pictures can all be up to Depth of Field. You can either put more or less focus on your subject with various techniques. In this video you will learn how to determine distance with aperture, focal length, and distance from subject techniques.

News : The Latest Rumors & Leaks on the Nokia 8 Pro

Earlier this year, Nokia released the Nokia 8 Sirrocco overseas. The new device served as an upgrade to the 2017 model with a minor specs bump and a more modern design. However, HMD isn't done with the 8 series. A rumored Pro version is coming later this year that brings innov ...more

How To : Add a focal point with light in Photoshop

The video is basically about how to modify the focal point of the image. When the image has some stuff on the background and when you want the viewers to focus more on one particular area and making the rest of the image darker, you need to modify the light values of the image ...more

How To : Make a wedding bouquet

Trish Horrington shows how to make a wedding bouquet. Trish covers which roses, tools and tips are needed to accomplish the bouquet. Cutting the lengths of the stems as well as breaking off the ivy are covered in this fabulous instructional video. Make a wedding bouquet. Click ...more

How To : Draw correct human proportions for figure drawing

This is the ultimate guide to drawing correct human proportions. If you've always had trouble with it in high school art class or in art school, this video condenses all the information into a tight package that's fun and easy to understand. This will uncover all the tricks to ...more

How To : Do the E wrap cast on for knitting

Pay attention to this knitting demonstration video and learn how to do the e wrap cast on. This is not a good knitting cast-on for long lengths because it is not possible to control the tension well when knitting the first row, resulting in a loopy, uneven edge. I like to us ...more

How To : Properly tie a karate belt

In this Sports video tutorial you will learn how to properly tie a karate belt. This video is from Tiger Strike. There are two ways of doing this. 1st method. Take 3 hand lengths of the belt from one end, place it on the right hip wrap the belt around the waist with the left h ...more

How To : Perform the Pakistan jumping knot rope trick

David J. Castle teaches you a magic trick in which you appear to make a knot jump from one strand of rope to another. You can use two different colored lengths of rope for a more impressive effect. Perform the Pakistan jumping knot rope trick. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Install snap tile for your bathroom floor

This is a video which shows how to install snap tile on a bathroom floor. The snam tile has plastic tabs that interlock. First he measures the lengths. Then he takes the tiles outside to be able to use the saw to cut lengths. Next a mark is drawn. The square is used to make st ...more

How To : Fine Tune Your AF on a Nikon DSLR

You can manipulate the AF fine-tune on your Nikon DSLR in order to optimize the sharpness and resolution of your lenses. This is a great tool for achieving the highest picture quality possible. Sharpness and focus are two of the most basic properties of a good, quality image. ...more

How To : Draw Emma Frost

Emma Frost, a famous X-Men character, sometimes a villain sometimes a hero, can be a daunting task to draw, but with this video, we're given a step by step process, and a new approach. Using a computer program, our host begins at the face, and shows us how to use simple shapes ...more

How To : Use zoom and dolly effects in your film

Filmmakers beware... or more importantly, cinematographers beware... boring setups and unpleasing camera tricks can ruin a movie. Check out this helpful video tip from Focal Point Technologies on how to use zoom and dolly effects in your film. Whether you're a cinematographer ...more

How To : Make zoo animal candy bouquet

Lana Rae Badouin, in this video you will learn how to place candy bouquet stems and other elements to create an overall fan shape and use a stuffed animal to create a focal point. This video illustrates final assembly. Its a jungle out there, but this zoo animals candy bouquet ...more

How To : Photograph with a tilt shift lens

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to photograph with a tilt shift lens. Shooting in a position of height will exaggerate the field, Make sure to lock down the exposure of the camera before tilting. A tilt shift lens allows users to choose where the focal point lies and ...more

How To : Find the area of a rhombus

In this video the tutor shows how to calculate the area of a rhombus. He gives the formula for the area of a rhombus as area a = ( D * d ) / 2 where D is the length of the longer diagonal and d is the length of the shorter diagonal. He shows how to solve such problems by takin ...more

How To : Draw a rhombus from Geometry

In this video the author shows how to draw a rhombus when given with the values of long diagonal (D) and a short diagonal (d). Now he draws the long diagonal of size D horizontally on a sheet of paper. Now he points the mid point of the line as he explains that the diagonals o ...more

How To : Make a fireplace the focal point in a room

Have a boring fireplace that seems to be a sight for sore eyes in the living room? Build a mantle or change the facade to make your fireplace the focal point. Watch this how to video and get a few tips on how to spruce up a drab looking fireplace.

How To : Tie a tamale knot

The Tamale was designed to hold long bundles of leather for whip braiding. It is useful for bundling larger diameter rope for use in hojojutsu or shipboard. Difficult and time consuming but it does work on lengths up to 5 fathoms. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn ...more

How To : Draw a woman in 3/4 profile

You’ve got the basic head structure down and now it’s time to learn how to draw a detailed face of woman. It can be a little tricky to draw an angled view of a face but you can use sketching and shading tools to give depth, angle and form to create a realistic woman. Dimensio ...more

How To : Draw a right trapezoid in Geometry

Watch this video to learn how to draw a right trapezoid using given specifications for lengths of sides. A right trapezoid is a four-sided shape with two right angles and two parallel sides. First, draw the long base. Then draw a 90 degree angle at one end of the base, using a ...more

How To : Understand the properties of a rhombus in Geometry

In this math tutorial the instructor discusses the properties of a rhombus. He begins by saying that the properties of a rhombus are similar to the properties of a square. He says that the rhombus is a quadrilateral and hence the sum of internal angles of it is 360 degrees. He ...more

How To : Wear makeup with your glasses

This video is truly a god send for the ladies and gents who wear glasses, and want to look good wearing them. The lady in this video explains and teaches about the various types of makeup that is good to use, especially if you wear spectacles. The lady in the video tell people ...more

How To : Draw a cool optical illusion

Optical illusions don't require fancy techniques; this one relies entirely in the details. Gather up a pen/pencil, paper, and a pair of scissors. Draw a parallelogram to be used as the template for both tabletops in this sketch. By varied angling, leg lengths, and color, the t ...more

How To : Use Heron's formula

Area of a triangle can be calculated when you have the length of its base and height. In this case the area is 1/2 times the base and its height. If you do not know the height of the triangle but know the lengths of all the sides of the triangle then you can calculate its area ...more

How To : Make transitional dreads for your hair

This beauty and style video demonstrates how to make transitional dreads. First the color of fibers is chosen of required lengths. The strands are put around elastic supports held taught by two posts of bed or other furniture. The base color, in this case blue, is pleated like ...more

How To : Create a floral centerpiece

A carefully crafted floral centerpiece is the perfect focal point for any occasion. Learn how to design, assemble and care for a floral arrangement in this home decor video from a professional florist. Part 1 of 9 - How to Create a floral centerpiece. Create a floral centerpie ...more

How To : Strop on a stropping block

In this video, we learn how to strop on a stropping block. There are two layers to the strop and they measure different lengths. On the bottom you should put two mouse pads to make sure it stays put. Now, charge the strop with a stropping compound and rubbing it against the gr ...more

How To : Handle mistakes while singing

In this video, Ian Castle tells us tips on how to handle mistakes while singing. The key to making sure you are staying in great focal condition is to warm up and warm down. Next, make sure you don't do too much talking on the day of a performance. Also, don't drink alcohol on ...more

How To : Quickly find the area of a trapezoid

In this video, Mr. Maisonet provides a quick and easy method for calculating the area of a trapezoid. In the first step, The lengths of the two bases (the two sides of a trapezoid that are parallel to one another) are averaged. The lengths of the bases are first added together ...more

How To : Create a giant spider web with rope and bolts

Watch this video tutorial to see how to create a giant spider web with rope and bolts. To make this giant Halloween spider web effect, you'll need a bunch of rope, a frame and 24 eye bolts. You can use this technique to weave a spider web at any scale, as long as you have an e ...more

How To : Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to right triangles

In this video the instructor talks about Pythagorean theorem and how to apply it to right triangles. Pythagorean theorem states that in any right triangle if a and b are the lengths of the legs and c is the length of the hypotenuse the sum of the squares of the lengths of the ...more

How To : Paint a rooster and flowers with Chinese brushes

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Tie a basic front carry wrap for a baby

Any long wrap can secure any size baby leaving your arms free with the basic front wrap demonstrated in this how-to video. Find the middle of your wrap. Place middle marker in front of your chest. Wrap both lengths around your back and over your shoulder. Lift straps above hea ...more

How To : Tie a lanyard knot

This video tutorial will show you how to tie a lanyard knot with a loop. You can try with an 18 inch length of paracord for the demonstration, but this will work with various lengths and diameters of cord.

How To : Use watercolor pencil techniques

In this video, we learn how to use watercolor pencil techniques. The rendering process is similar to those with graphite. You will use strokes, giving them different lengths and colors to create texture. You can do crosshatching on the paper so everything is darker and you are ...more

How To : Focus your laser to make it burn

In this video, we learn how to focus your laser to make it burn. The best spot for a laser to burn things is at its focal point. This is where the beam from the laser is at its smallest. If you hold a match in front of the beam, it will light it on fire as soon as it's in fron ...more

How To : Rig a fly fishing line for trout

When hunting for trout, you will need to know how to set up your rod. Different types of fish require different set ups. In this tutorial you will learn to master the technique behind rigging a fly fishing line for trout. In order to rig a fishing line for trout fishing, there ...more

How To : Turn an outdated mantel into a stunningly modern one

Fireplaces make a great focal point to any living room, unless they are not properly decorated. In this Home & Garden how to video Kim Myles adds lots of glamour with a modern mantel makeover. Get great tips and ideas for decorating any outdated fireplace or mantel.

How To : Set up a flange focal distance for the M2 adapter

In this tutorial from Redrock Microsystems, you'll learn about adjusting the flange focal distance for the M2 adapter. This is a one-time process, so you really want to take the time to do it right, This video is from 2006, but while this info is now a little dated it's exactl ...more

How To : Dress if you're petite

In this petite women’s clothing video series, get free style, dress and fashion tips from our expert image consultant, Susan Jacobs. She’ll show you how to really accentuate your frame by choosing the right cuts and lengths, as well as what types of styles do not work well wit ...more

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