The beer can shim is an oft-discussed online topic, and has cast the entire padlock industry into doubt. If you still don't know how a simple aluminum can can be used to open any padlock quickly and easily, watch this video. It features an expert locksmith explaining in copious detail how to make a shim and use it on a lock.
This week on the Steampunk Research and Development Podcast, our guest is Joey Marsocci, better known to the world as Dr. Grymm. He's a full-time, professional Steampunk maker, and is the owner and operator of Dr. Grymm Laboratories. He's written several books and has worked as a designer at companies such as Hasbro and Disney. In fact, he worked with Disney to design the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attractions for both Paris and Tokyo Disney parks.
This video has some tips how to make your youtube videos quality better. It is great for someone who has an entry level dslr or a mirrorless camera in their house, but don't have a microphone. I will give you tips on lens settings and a great diy audio tip.
Sourdough is a delightful twist on your traditional bread, but creating and maintaining a sourdough starter can be a headache for many home bakers.
A simply frosted or glazed cupcake is like a blank canvas for creative decorations. Intricate cupcakes are works of art, but piping frosting or rolling fondant can be tricky. Luckily, even the most craft-challenged person can use pre-made decorations to create party-worthy cupcakes. Use chocolates or candies to make designs or other decorations and you can have endless fun (and very little stress) creating eye-catching treats.
A jewelry box is not just a great way to keep your jewels safe, it is also a beautiful addition to your decor. In this video, learn how to make a gorgeous, professional looking jewelry box from walnut, maple and cherry woods. This in depth, seven piece series takes you from selecting your wood, through the finishing touches. These boxes are lovely enough to compete with anything on a store shelf.
This is the first of 3 steps that will show you how to juggle three balls. Jim the juggler demonstrates how to get them up and going. Step 1 begins with one ball, so be patient, you need to work your way up! (WMP files and smaller videos are available at the root directory)
If you can clear the 'Comrades' mission in Battlefield 3 in less than 2 and a half minutes, you'll be rewarded with 'The Professional.' This Achievement Hunter guide shows you exactly where to run to get out of the area fast enough.
In Medal of Honor on the Xbox 360, one achievement that you can earn on the level Neptunes Net is "The Quiet Professional" which requires you kill 13 people in a row without being spotted. This achievement is incredibly tough to get, but, with this video, you will have your thirteenth knife kill in no time and no one will be any wiser!
Interested in taking professional-caliber portraits but haven't time (or money) for a bulky light rig? Great results can be had by taking advantage of the available light from windows. This photographer's guide offers a number of pointers for you shooters out there. For more information, and to get started taking your own beautifully lit photos, take a look.
Learn how to make the coolest and most professional cheat sheet ever! Warning -- this video is for educational purposes only. We are not responsible for any damage caused by cheating at school. You take the responsibility, because it was you who didn't study, right?
In this episode, Steve shares some knowledge he's gained through working on no-budget movies to help keep production smooth and professional. With hits from Jared like "How to Properly Clean Your Lens the Night Before a Shoot", this episode is sure to hit #1 on the Billboard Charts for podcasts! What? Billboard doesn't chart podcasts!?!
If you think about it, your face is just another canvas, with makeup being the paint. You add highlights here to bring parts you want to emphasize forward, bronzer there to create fake shadows, and draw on patches of color (lips) or lines (eyes) to make things either pop or recess.
In this video, we learn how to pack a suitcase like a professional concierge. First, you want to tuck in the edge of the case and pack the shoes at the very bottom. After this, tuck shoes or underwear into boots and shoes to help save room. Next, lie the jeans over the luggage and then fold shirts up to where you are rolling them from the bottom up and place them on the pants. Add in any more shirts, then place the waist band and bottom of the pants over the shirts. Use tissue paper on the to...
We all want to put our best face forwards on our social networking profiles. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and all the rest are the best places to show great photos of yourself. You never know who might be looking. Employers, potential suitors, ex-high school classmates.. they are all snooping to see what you're doing and how you look these days.
Image consultant, Sara Connolly shows you how do look good when asking for that promotion or at that meeting. In order to become successful you need to look like you already ARE successful so have a go at this serious boardroom look. Immaculate make-up is part of your professional image and you need to look confident and powerful but who has time for that in the morning. This 10 minute routine will have you looking the part in no time, perfect for the mature lady.
This video shows the viewer Andy Fields ‘Ultimate Professional Jazz Aces’. The trick starts with 4 queens’ face down on the table. Next 4 black cards are selected. Seemingly these cards are made to change places with the queens’ one at a time. This is supposedly done simply with a flick of the wrist. After all of the queens have been swapped the viewer is led to believe that the queen must be lying face down in a pile and that the black cards must be in the magicians hands. However on closer ...
Check out this cinematography tutorial video that demonstrates how to use the GY-DV5100U Professional DV Camcorder. JVC has upgraded the camera's features and digital processing circuits to meet the requirements of a growing number of broadcasters looking for cost effective alternatives to the over-priced tapeless solutions of other manufacturers. This video is great for cinematographers and filmmaking aficionados alike. Learn all the functions and settings on the GY-DV5100U with this instruc...
Make spring rolls like a professional! Use pre-packaged purchased wrappers. Have some egg yolk ready. Apply some egg yolk on the edges of the wrapper, so that it can act like glue. Paint it on all 4 edges. You can use a brush for that. The filling is pre-prepared. It is a mixture of vegetables , cooked pork, and cooked shrimp. We will then add ginger and soy sauce to the filling. Take a small amount of filling, so that the spring rolls are thin, because that is how they are meant to be. Fold ...
Has looping got you thrown for a loop? See how it's done with this clip. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started making your own Flash-based twinkling starscapes, watch this video guide.
In this clip, learn how to make perfect scrambled eggs. How many times have you been served over or undercooked eggs? Too many, right? In this clip, learn how to make your own and never get that dried up sawdust tasting egg dish again. So yummy that you can eat them for any meal - not just breakfast. Enjoy!
Voldemort, the seemingly unstoppable antagonist of the Harry Potter series played so compellingly by Ralph Fiennes in the films, is one of the best villains in the history of fantasy. If you want to scare the bejezzus out of some children this Halloween or pay homage to Harry Potter in a film, watch this video to learn how to recreate the Voldemort look without makeup and prosthetics.
Need help figuring out how to format text within Flash CS5? It's easy! And this clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started making your own Flash-based twinkling starscapes, watch this video guide.
From this video, learn a proper way to fold a letter professionally and place it an envelope. Basically take the letter and lay it in a flat surface, then find a spot in the paper which is almost a certain way up and then fold from bottom to that spot and crease it. Then fold from the top above the previous fold and then crease it so that it is a three fold letter. Make sure that the letter head is up when you place it inside the envelope. So that when a person opens the letter the letter hea...
Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use the Sony DSR-PD170 MiniDV camcorder. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York.
If you know what a cam slider is, you know you want one. But camera sliders can be pretty pricey, so that's when it's time to resort to DIY techniques. In this video, see how to build your own pro-slider. It's super easy and only takes ten minutes to make!
In this super sized 16 part tutorial, you will learn how to draw and color Lara Croft aka Tomb Raider. Lara Croft is one of the most famous and sexiest characters in video games and this clip will show you exactly how to create this Manga character.
Being a professional DJ takes a studied ear and a technical mastery of your equipment. This video tutorial series covers beats, bars, and phrases, and how to incorporate beat and breakdown looping into your DJ set. Additionally, DJ Phil K shows how to insure audio frequencies blend together, and provides professional tips on how to approach your first DJ gig.
Need some help figuring out how to create bones for character rigging within Adobe Flash Professional CS5? It's simple. And this video presents a complete walkthrough of the process. Whether you're new to Adobe Flash or merely unfamiliar with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this clip, you'll learn how to create custom, dynamic slideshows with Adobe Flash Professional CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe Flash or merely unfamiliar with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
The flat felled seam is a versatile seam, especially good for making a reversible shirt. This tutorial shows you two separate techniques - the first is one commonly used by home sewers, and the second is the one used by professional tailors.
The fine folks at Film Riot usually teach you how to do two awesome film tricks per episode, and this one is no different. It will teach you how to do really scary professional zombie makeup first and follow that with how to blow someone's head off with a shotgun. Using effects, of course.
There are lots of key parts to creating beautiful makeup, but if you had to ask us for the most important step we'd without a doubt say foundation. Good skin looks good no matter what other type of makeup you decide to you put on, whether it's smoky eyes or red lips. That's because beautiful, flawless skin acts as a smooth, pretty base.
Thanks to modern technology, we don't have to visit our nearest Target or Rite Aid to get our pictures professionally retouched and printed. With many printers offering photo-quality ink and paper companies that offer photo-quality paper, you can use your home printer to create professional-grade photos.
In this tutorial, learn a new technique that will help you color comics much faster while still allowing for a lot of color variation. This method saves a lot of time and allows you to get your art out to the masses faster.
Getting started with motion tweening? You've found the beginner's guide! Motion tweening is one of the best and easiest ways to animate just about anything. Learn how to motion tween in Flash 8 Professional in a matter of minutes... Also taught? Learn how to make a simple image fade & swap movie using the skills you will have learned!
This video covers creating a detailed professional surface cast mold for creating mechanical parts. Ideal for working on medium-sized projects, this process of pouring a high quality material around a lower quality core creates a highly accurate, yet economical part. This process can be used in automotive, mechanical, fine art and film special effects uses.
In this video, we learn how to give a professional hand massage. First, spread oil onto the hand with your hands, which will prevent you from sticking together. After this, open the hand up and interlock your fingers with theirs and start to massage the inside of the hand. Open the hand up and work your fingers into the sensitive muscle areas. Go slowly, but apply enough pressure around the hands to make a difference. After this, work the tendons on the front and work your hands around each o...
You can take high resolution photos with just about any digital SLR, but whether these high resolution photos turn out impressive depends on setting, lighting, and the compliance of your subjects to pose. While photographing your friends and family in everyday life has these aforementioned conditions already set for you, if you take photos in the studio many factors can be adjusted to your liking.
There are many so-called methods for beating the dealer at BlackJack, but not many of them actually work. In this tutorial, get tips from a professional gambler on how to outsmart the system and win every time. You will be raking in the cash after a few practice sessions with this video as your guide. All of the methods in this video are totally legal ways to win..so why not try it? I mean, in these rough economic times, couldn't you use some extra cash? And it's fun too!