Here Christopher Walken shows us how to roast a chicken with pears. It is a simple recipe, recorded supposedly as an audition tape for Food Network. We cannot confirm.
Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine (read: no drugs involved) that involves applying pressure to strategic points on the feet and hand without lotion or oil.
In this tutorial, learn all about the difference between breads at supposedly healthy sandwich shop, Subway. Did you know that the new 9 grain bread actually has the same nutritional value as the plain white bread they offer? Find out what scary chemicals are hiding inside your lunch with this clip from Food Facts TV.
Here are some cooking instructions at John's Cuisine of how to cook the Vietnamese delicacy balut or partially developed duck egg. This is supposedly also a aphrodisiac. The all-time Filipino favorite dishes are now unveiled to the whole world. Hosted by John-Eric Taburada watch this tutorial on how to prepare fried balut.
Feng shui can supposedly do everything from relax to rejuvenate. At the very least, it can de-stress the mess of your living room. Watch this video interior design tutorial and learn how to feng shui your living room and create a more relaxing environment.
Watch this instructional video to learn how to make kadaif. All you need is kadaif, sugar, date syrup, cheese, and hair hallavah. This is supposedly the best dessert in town and it looks incredible. This recipe is from Israeli.
Many have tried to prove (or disprove) that tennis ball lock picking really works, but it still seems up for debate. Mythbusters have supposedly debunked this technique (watch the video). Someone over at the Auto Blog also has tested this car lock method with failed results (watch the video).
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 ...
Do you have an old furnace that just won't stay lit? Are you constantly relighting your pilot light? Then this tutorial is here to help you. In this three part video series, learn how to diagnose the problem with your appliance and either fix it or ditch it.
Light painting (or light writing) is a relatively new art form combining flashlights and long camera exposures to create amazing still images with designs literally drawn on them in light. This video features an experienced light painter teaching you the basics of the at in only 2 minutes! He covers what you will need, how to use it, and demonstrates the painting of a simple happy face. Now get out there and try it yourself!
Guy Fawkes Day is one of the biggest holidays in the UK, functioning as sort of a combination of the 4th of July and Halloween. One of it's distinctive elements is traditional masks like the one Guy Fawkes supposedly wore (also worn by V in V For Vendetta). If you want to get into the spirit of the holiday for Halloween or actual Guy Fawkes Day (Nov. 5), watch this video to learn how to apply a sexy Guy Fawkes mask makeup look.
Master mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the history and preparation of the French 75. The French 75 is a classic Sunday brunch drink which was created in New Orleans. This is a unique cocktail that uses gin and champagne as a base!
In this clip, learn how to perform a cool, slight of hand Zippo lighter trick, step by step. This video will show you the entire trick - first fast, then slow motion and then give you detailed instructions. With this trick, you will learn to flip your lighter around in your hands and turn it on in the process. Light your cigarettes in style from now on with this illusion.
In this clip, learn how to perform the "ferris wheel" with your Zippo lighter. You will learn how to toss an unlit Zippo into the air and spin it, and then catch it lit. You will fully rotate your lighter just like a ferris wheel and look totally rad, from now on, everytime you light a cigarette.
In this video, learn how to light your Zippo by slamming the lighter into your hand in one fluid motion. This "hot hand" illusion is very flashy and works well for impressing a date that needs a light. This trick is a little advanced, so practice, practice, practice! Have fun!
Looking to jazz up your Photoshop creations? Learn how to create 3D wrapping light streaks in Photoshop with help from this video. By starting with a simple 3D object created in Photoshop, "wrap" the object with light, specifically these light zips or bands to create this effect. Not pleased with the look of this effect? Create the path(s) and then tweak and create whatever kind of effect you want!
Do you have a busted light switch, or is it just time to upgrade to new better light switches? In this video, you'll learn exactly what to do to change that light switch quickly and easily. So, don't be intimated this video will show you everything you need and everything you need to know to master this task.
Light painting or light writing is one of the coolest of the coolest multimedia arts. It consists of setting a camera for a very long exposure in a dark area, then moving light sources around in front of the camera. When the aperture finally closes, you will have a photo where the light is preserved everywhere it was. Basically, you've drawn on a photo with light. How cool is that? This video will show you how to do it quickly and easily, allowing you and your friends to enjoy this exciting n...
A light meter can prove to be an invaluable tool on any film set, allowing you to quickly and efficiently set lights and know the correct exposure values of those lights. Light meters were initially designed for still photographers and cinematographers can easily calibrate them to a given film stock speed for shooting film. But what about today’s digital cinematographer? I’m glad you asked. In this video tutorial you'll see how you can use a light meter to quickly and efficiently light a scen...
Woodturning is creating items out of wood on a lathe. Learn how to create key chains and light pulls from a woodturning expert in this free crafts video series.
Watch this instructional photography video with Jim Talkington and learn how to light a studio portrait using three lights. This is the classic three light portrait technique using a main light, fill card, hair light and background light in the photo studio. Adding additional lights should bring out texture, extra detail, and three dimensionality. Practice these tips and improve your photography skills.
See how to defeat the "Temple of Light" level in the Lara Croft / Tomb Raider video game called Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. This game is only available from the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live Arcade, so if you've already downloaded it, learn how to get past this first chapter, "The Temple of Light". Check out the other walkthroughs for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
The hangman's noose is infamous for its use in hanging prisoners during executions. It supposedly was invented in Britain, but eventually spread throughout the world, going beyond the prisons, even into our own homes. But the hangman's knot isn't all doom and gloom. There are plenty of useful (and non-lethal) applications for the hangman's knot, like as a fishing or boating knot. Everyone should know this roped knot, and this tutorial will show you the knot-tying process. Just remember, to be...
Thanks to popular folklore, few of us would be happy to cross paths with a black cat or a raven on our way home. The creatures supposedly bring you bad luck (though, frankly, we've seen our share of black cats who were chubby and adorable).
Acupressure is a method of massage that some say can help relax and even heal certain parts of the body. In this case, help induce labor. There are many areas of the body that supposedly help this process, but this video tutorial will show you different areas of the legs and where to apply the most pressure in order to help a preganant woman lose a whole lot of weight. And by weight, a baby. Enjoy!
Videomaker Associate Editor Tom Skowronski explains how four basic steps can be used to improve the lighting effects for a video and give it a more professional look.
Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In this episode, Ben shows you how to apply light sources to 3D projects in Photoshop.
This video shows you how to take an extended reach Bic lighter (the kind you would use to light a camping stove, charcoal or something similar) and add more lighter fluid to extend it's life. As long as the spark is still good, you can refill your lighter, and this tutorial shows you how to take apart your extended reach lighter and replace the drained lighter. You will need a flathead screwdriver, and maybe a bit of glue to seal everything back up.
Need a smoke, but no one has any matches and your lighter is fresh out of fuel? This how-to video has got a cool trick you can perform to light your cigarette if you ever run out of lighter fluid. Despite the lighter being out of gas, you can still make a fire to light your cig. All you need is the lighter and a sheet of toilet paper.
Everyone knows how to refill a Zippo or butane lighter, but what about the Bic disposable lighters? Believe it or not, you can actually refill those, too! All you need is some lighter fluid and patience. Make sure that you do not accidentally crack the lighter while you refill it - you can prevent cracking by letting the fluid enter in short bursts and then letting the gas out. This will normalize the pressure inside the lighter and help prevent cracking and breaking (because no one wants lig...
Samsung has some competition as LG may be incorporating OLED panels for their new flagship V30 launching later this year.
Give me a break! Better yet, give me a working brake light on my 2003 Ford Focus! OK, if that's what you want, this video is going to show you how to get it. Follow the steps and see how to take that burned out bulb out of the car and replace it with a new, working one. This tutorial shows you how to replace a rear light on a 2003 Ford Focus. Specifically, the video shows fixing the rear brake light, but this tutorial shows how to fix any rear light (including brake/tail, reverse, and turn si...
Looking for a way to light your flame with flair? Look no further! In this clip, learn how to light your Zippo by smacking it on something - the bar, a hand, a friend.. without ever flicking the starter. This is a cool little trick to earn you some cred in your local pub. So, the next time someone is looking for a light, be ready with this cool effect.
Modernize your home with a new ceiling light fixture. That old, traditional ceiling rose with the decorative chandelier or light fitting might just not look right anymore, with all of your modern furniture and appliances. The best thing… replace it.
Studio portrait photography using a single light can be tricky to master. Learn how to achieve beautiful portraits with expertise from a professional photographer in this free instructional video series.
This video shows us how to open a glass bottle with your lighter. To open a bottle using a lighter: Hold around the top of the bottle using your left hand. The key is that the index finger must be around the top of the bottle. Hold the lighter with your right hand and place the blunt end of the lighter solidly between your lowest knuckle and the edge of the bottle cap. Hold the lighter perpendicular to the bottle. Tuck the lighter so that the edge is under the teeth of the bottle cap. Squeeze...
In this video series, our expert John Carstarphen will show you how to create boolean scripts, create the first light, streetlights, mood, and depth. He will also show you how to edit colors, do a graduated background, add illumination, and how to use volumetric light and shadows.
If you prefer the light kit from the Peter Fish Illuminator yo-yo but the action of the Duncan Freehand Zero, you're not alone and you've found help. This video will teach you how to swap the light kit from the Illuminator onto the Freehand Zero for the best of both worlds.
Long exposure photography has long allowed photographers to do amazing things with light. Now you can do that! This video will show you how to use a long exposure, sparklers, and Photoshop to create amazing psychedelic art on your photographs. This new art form is called light painting or light writing, looks amazing, and is pretty easy to get started doing. Do it!
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.