This week, another guest returns to our Steampunk R&D show for the second time, Thomas Willeford. In our very first podcast, Thomas talked to us about creating his empire; this time we most notably talk about his recent appearance on the Science Channel's program Odd Folks Home, in an episode entitled "Blow Off Some Steampunk". Thomas Willeford is the owner and operator of Brute Force Studios, and has been responsible for some of Steampunk's most recognizable props and accessories, such as th...
News: Netflix Introduces 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Television — We're Just Waiting for Interactive House of Cards
Have you ever been on a Netflix binge and thought to yourself "man, these characters are so dumb. Why would you go back to the haunted house, Jenny? You know what's in there, and now you're going to die. This whole situation was so easily avoidable, JENNY." If you've ever thought you'd make better decisions than the characters in your favorite TV shows, Netflix has your back.
In a previous tutorial, we were able to place the Mona Lisa on vertical surfaces such as walls, books, and monitors using ARKit 1.5. By combining the power of Scene Kit and Sprite Kit (Apple's 2D graphics engine), we can play a video on a flat surface in ARKit.
As you might very well have discovered if you're here looking at this video, mounting a flat screen television is quite possibly the hardest part of the set up process. You need to get your mount securely to the wall and make sure it's in a position you like. Then there's the matter of getting the tv up there. This video will show you how to hang a flat screen.
With the economy as terrible as it is these days, obtaining any sort of job, from receptionist to screen writer, requires thorough networking.
Interested to know how to start a new cable television ad campaign with Google AdWords TV Ads? This official video from Google will teach you how to use the new interface to determine just that. For all of the relevant details, and to get started creating your own televised advertising campaigns, watch this clip.
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. Try to understand what works for both you and the artist so you don't get emotionally involved. When you write songs for film or television, you will want to listen to feedback and give each other direction on how you w...
Watch this to see how to hookup a digital to analog television converter. When analog broadcasting ends in February 2009, you're either going to have to buy a new TV, pay for cable, or get a converter box.
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 learn how to understand interlacing.
Are you in the market for a new television? Before you pull out your credit card, we'll help you sort through the lingo, from HDTV to LCD, and find the best television to fit your needs.
Whether you're writing your first television script for a pitch or you're a novice writer who's writing scrips on a daily basis for an ongoing television show, creating a professional and interesting television script is no walk in the park.
Hack a PlayStation monitor into a digital television! Get that old PS1 out of the closet and dust it off, because the switch to digital television is coming soon, and you need a DTV, so why not put that PlayStation One to use? You can build a digital television from a new set top digital converter box and that PSone video monitor, plain and simple. It's easy! Don't forget that forty dollar coupon though from the government for the purchase of the digital converter box.
Analog TV will stop all broadcasts on June 12, 2009. If you're not ready yet for the transfer from analog to digital, you bet get ready. You can buy a digital convertor box and a digital antenna for your analog television, you can but a digital antenna for your DTV-enable television, or you can save some money an build your own antenna! This video tutorial will show you how to make a digital television antenna with some coaxial cable, an empty coffee can, a hammer, a nail, and some duct tape ...
Creating a successful new television show isn't as easy as brainstorming a great idea and calling up a producer to tell him all about it, hoping for the go-head. Creating a show, as well as submitting it to agents and producers, is a complex job that requires a lot of paperwork.
In this Huskermania video, it is demonstrated how the IPAD can play movies, tv shows or any type of video from online, directly on to your television or any monitor. What's needed is the VGA adaptor from IPAD. All you simply do is tap your IPAD screen on your "Videos" folder or perhaps tapping a link to a video storage site like Youtube. Then tap the screen for the specific video you want to play. And when it loads and plays on your IPAD, it will play on your television and monitor too! The p...
In this tutorial, we receive some tips on how to calibrate a high-definition television when setting up a home theatre. For a complete demonstration of the process and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home-theatre how-to from the folks at CNET.
This short video is of Steve Brunsberg, producer at SPNN, showing us how to use a light meter for video and television.
So, you've downloaded Boxee... Experience TV in a brand new way! This video will help you get started.
Make a great TV antenna for just ten dollars worth of items you can find in your home! This will make a better than average antenna to replace those expensive ones at the store.
Doing makeup for television appearances requires minimizing shine and oil, going for a symmetrical, natural look for the face. Learn to apply makeup for television in this free cosmetics video with Miss Michigan USA 2008.
This four-part video tutorial is furnished by the (FCC) Federal Communications Commission shows you how to get ready for the digital television transfer. Is your television ready for digital? By February 17th, 2009 TV stations will stop broadcasting in analog and broadcast only in digital. Your TV needs to be ready so you can keep watching. Digital television, also known as DTV, is here, and after February 17th, TV stations will turn off their analog signal. The FCC wants to be sure you are r...
At midnight on February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting promises to provide a clearer picture and more programming options and will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.
In this clip, you'll receive some tips on where to place your high-definition television for an optimum viewing distance. For a complete demonstration of the process and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this handy home-theatre how-to from the folks at CNET.
Whether you're in an airport, restaurant or waiting room, the insidious grip of televisions on human life is omnipresent. Sometimes it's nice to talk to other human beings while looking at them directly—actually hearing what they have to say.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to set an old TV up to receive an analog signal. For more information, including a complete overview and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home-theatre how-to guide from the folks at CNET.
With some simple household materials and about 30-60 minutes of your time, you can make a working antenna for your TV!
See how to hack a wireless CCTV (closed circuit television) camera to show your Windows or Linux PC desktop on your 42-inch plasma television. This is a homemade hack that's easy with good quality picture. Doing this mod can save you money, unless you don't have a CCTV camera laying around.
Imagine… being able to watch television on your PC. And imagine being able to stop, pause and record those television shows. Well, in Windows 7 it's totally possible. This video shows you the possibilities of Windows Media Center.
Tracy Richards specializes in the ingenue, and you will see all her tips here. Tracy shows you her pro makeup kit, how to use proper skin care under makeup, how to apply moisturizer, anti-shine, neutral set powder, and foundation. She also shows you her brushes and when to use different styles during the process.
If you're going to do this, be careful, as your fingers get close to operating high voltage devices & potentially fatal current! Remember that TV's can store a lot of energy for a long time, so don't be poking your finger everywhere - even if the TV is off.
First you need a CRT TV, one Laptop, Headphone jack, Male and Female RCA jack, and output and input male female jack. And than one is audio cable and another one is video cable, and than connect it to your TV video out and audio out, and another one are connect to Laptops video out and audio out. And to get the video quality is good let set the Graphics property on your laptop and there are one option to TV set graphics and set them. And set the Screen Resolution and video stranded, and then ...
From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. This is Consumer Electronics for Dummies. Just watch this video tutorial to learn how to mount a flat screen television to a wall, For Dummies.
You can utilize your television to display your videos and other files that are on your laptop. Connect your laptop to your television.
I took a class in the fall entitled Writing for Television at Bentley University in Boston. Much of what I learned has helped me through my first year of creative writing. One of the keys to writing television that we learned in the class was that a television show follows the traditional three act structure that any story follows, except for the fact that in a television episode, many questions are allowed to go unanswered.
LOOK AT ME ! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! While we continue to prostitute ourselves selling shit to the masses, its good to remember the mechanism that makes it all possible. Just because its CINEMA doesn't mean we don't need television to get the message out. Had this have come out 7 years ago I would have sworn it was part of the ABC on-air branding.
In the last decade, burglary rates in the United States have fluctuated little with over 2 million burglaries each year. In 2009, nearly three quarters of all burglaries were from residential properties, with over sixty percent being forcible entry. But we all know burglars don't like confrontation—they prefer breaking into apartments and houses when its owners are away. And that's why it's a must for apartment dwellers and homeowners to be on the defensive, even when they're not home.
Mark Burnett is, financially speaking, perhaps the most successful television producer today. While I had launched America's Most Wanted and COPS a decade earlier, Mark exploded onto network television with Survivor, the glossy and fantastical innovation to reality television. With Survivor now entering its 11th year, I recently interviewed Mark at the Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, where the podcast will be made available. Below, Mark's 10 steps from soldier-to-nanny-to-premiere-Holl...
Film and television cinematographers love sliding camera shots, especially since ER made them a standard device for television dramas. A professional sliding camera setup is expensive though. Why not make one yourself? This video will show you how to turn $20 into a high-quality filmmaking tool that you can use to give your films some very professional-looking shots. Now get out there and follow that gurney with the camera!
Alice in Wonderland has been around since 1865, when Charles Lutwidge Dodgson penned the novel under his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. The classic story follows Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole and into a fantasy world full of anthropomorphic creatures, like the White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat, Hatter, Duchess and Queen of Hearts.
Remember those old vinyl records? Remember jumping on the 8-track bandwagon? Switching over to cassette tapes? How much money you spent converting your music collection to compact discs? To MP3s?