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How To: Use 3 point lighting to light your videos like pros

Three point lighting is the key to MAKING videos look professional. Tom Skowronski, the associate editor of Videomaker, guides us through the process of three point lighting. Three point lighting involves the use of three types of light to create a professional appearance when video taping. First, a key light is used to provide bright illumination of the subject. Then, a fill light cleans up the dark areas on the face. Lastly, a backlight fills serves to separate the subject from the background.

How To: Barrel roll in a wingsuit

This new and way more extreme form of BASE jumping involves a modified jumpsuit that makes you into a human airfoil. Called a squirrel suit or bird suit, this new sport is as close as man has got to flying. The barrel roll is a sweet stunt that involves a huge level of control and skill. Reach terminal velocity pretty easily in a jump.

How To: Use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube

This video tutorial is for beginner puzzlers who are getting more advanced in their speedsolving of the Rubik's Cube. When solving the Rubiks Cube, there are these mathematical equations called algorithms, which I'm sure you already know. With an endless supply of them out there for this puzzle, how can you possibly remember them all? By watching videos, that's how. This one will help teach you how to use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube. What is the ZBF2L? It's the ZB Method of...

How To: Circuit bend a battery-powered toy

Take your old electronics and make them scream with glitchy goodness. This an extremely easy project and makes a great project for first-time solderers. Circuit bending involves taking electronic devices that make multiple sounds and wiring in switches to set off glitches or loops. Using an out-of-tune toy, the first part of this video series demonstrates how to apply a basic pitch bend using a potentiometer. In the second part, you'll learn how to bend the same toy by applying body contact. ...

How To: Turn pennies into silver and gold coins with zinc

One of the most famous and repeated chemistry experiments involves money. Some would say this is more of a trick than an experiment, but you can be the judge of that. No one can just turn pennies into silver or gold coins, but someone with a few chemicals can. So, if you want to cooler cents in your pocket, try out this chemistry trick yourself. Nurd Rage (Dr. Lithium) shows you how to turn pennies into silver and gold coins using zinc.

How To: Do a stretching massage to improve flexibility

If you have a partner or spouse who loves you then wrangle them in to doing this extremely relaxing stretching massage. As the name implies, this massage involves another person helping to stretch out your muscles so the tension pent up inside disappears as quickly as a Stephanie Meyer vampire.

How To: Execute a pushup stall freestyle soccer move

Pushups aren't very fun most of the time, but this freestyle soccer trick breathes some new energy into that old and most degrading of workout techniques. This video will teach you how to do a push-up freestyle football stall, which involves flicking the ball up and watching it on the back of the neck, then lowering oneself into pushup position.

How To: Prepare a traditional absinthe drink with a slow-drip fountain

If you want to serve some absinthe at home, you'll be surprised at how delicate the process is! It involves a specially slotted spoon, a sugar cube and a slow-drip absinthe fountain. It's a mysterious process which clouds the alcoholic drink, resulting in a milky opalescence which is referred to as the louche. Watch the video for the full bartending secret to serving absinthe traditionally.

How To: Craft shrink art jewelry

After Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," it seems miniature is in. Shrink art is a way of crafting with sheets of plastic that shrink in the oven. The technique - which involves stamping and punching plastic sheets - creates everything from earrings to pins.

How To: Create a simple IF function formula with text in Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 217th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a simple If function formula that uses a logical test that involves text (instead of a number).

How To: Chest pop dance in pop n lock

Learn to chest pop with ease. Basic Chest Popping: To pop your chest, breathe and fill your lungs and rib cage with air while moving your hand up. This is a signature move of most popping legends. Popping involves sudden movement and stop famous in B Boy dancing.

How To: Draw blood with the butterfly method

If you are having a difficult time drawing a patients blood, you might want to considering doing the butterfly procedure. Watch this instructional medical how-to video to learn the proper way of drawing in blood with this method. The butterfly procedure involves drawing blood from the back of the hand. Start by placing a band around the wrist, palpating the back of the hand and identifying the direction of the veins.

How To: Chop and screw tracks on turntables

As introduced by the late DJ Screw of Houston, Texas, and popularized by artists like Three Six Mafia and Paul Wall, the chop and screw technique involves both scratching vocals and slurring a track in either full or part by utilizing the pitch control on your turntable. In this how-to video, you'll learn to perform the chop and screw technique on your own DJ rig.

How To: Make a glove mold

Watch this video to learn how to use glove molding systems. Glove molding systems are ideal for working on medium and large projects, this process involves creating a thin layer of flexible material and backing it up with a stronger, rigid material.This process can be used in automotive, mechanical, fine art and film special effects uses.

How To: Cross stitch

In this tutorial, we learn how to cross stitch. This is easy to master and just involves using one stitch. To start, you will first need to line your fabric up with the needle and mark the center. From here, secure it to the back with a small knot. Next, you will put this around an embroidery circle and then tie the thread to the needle. From here, start with the center point and count out how many spots you need to go on the design. After this, create a diagonal stitch across one block of th...