So, you wanna be an actor? It's not as easy as you may think. Check out this four part tutorial from Josa Maule, director of the Montreal School of Performing Arts, and learn everything you need to know to become a successful thespian. Josa takes you through all of the necessary steps and offers plenty of tips. This interesting video is very real and honest, and a must see for anyone looking to get into the biz.
This tutorial is great if you want to apply porcelain theatre clown makeup. First white out your face and then with colored eye liner, trace out where you want the color to go. Apply a blue colored base on the lid and blend it just above the crease. The video uses a red Mufe flash color and applied it over the blue bringing the color onto the side of the nose. Using Nyx jumbo eye pencil in Black Sheep being filling in the remaining space on the brow. Using shimmery blue, a matte red, and a ma...
This video deals with special effects used in movies or theater. The first tutorial deals with making a chopped off finger effect inexpensively. Start with some modeling wax and roll it into an upper finger shape. Next, you cut it to the desired length and paint the inside of each finger section red. Now, paint the outside of the finger with skin tone make up. The next step is to take a toothpick and poke a hole in the finger. Paint the hole so that it doesn't look very noticeable. You're rea...
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.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to set up and configure a Roku digital video player or DVP. 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.
Paul Louis, professional puppeteer listed with the Jim Henson Company, will show us the difference between several moving mouth puppets and go over how to hold and work a puppet as well as ways to engage the audience and in a sense "act".
The most important thing when crying on cue is to make sure that the audience can see your face. Don't just bury you face in your hands. If you do that, you communicate less emotion to the audience. To produce tears, keep your head up, but widen your eyes and strain them. If you refrain from blinking for a short time, your eyes should produce tears. This doesn't work for everyone, however. Some actors opt to use eye drops. In a pinch, if you really need to cry but don't have access to eye dro...
The Latino Theater Company’s Youth Summer Conservatory at the Los Angeles Theatre Center has been developed under the leadership of Artistic Director and UCLA professor, Jose Luis Valenzuela, to create an opportunity for high school students from under-served communities to experience and train in a conservatory setting. Now in its fifth year, this 5-week, intensive program integrates acting classes with rigorous physical training, voice and speech, movement, dance, writing, and improvisation...
Check out CocoRosie at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Downtown LA as these sisters promote their latest release Grey Oceans.
The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) has a new program for graduates from the Youth Summer Conservatory and current students.
Step back in time to 1937 (projection system has been updated since then) and enjoy a movie that won't break the bank and where popcorn is still $1.
The Greek is a very cool venue, if you have pit tickets. I usually don't like sitting for shows but this one might be cool since their latest album Congratulations is a lot less dancy than their debut album Oracular Sepectacular.
Home theatre setup can be easy. Make your house an entertainment center with the right audio (5.1 surround system) and visual set up. Set up a home theatre - Part 1 of 10.
Trying to act out a fight scene with real weapons can be dangerous, so this foam rubber crowbar is the perfect prop for theatre or film. This Backyard FX segment by Indy Mogul will guide you through making your foam weapon. So grab some rubber latex, foam, and a few other tools and start constructing your crowbar.
Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous looks and everything she wears makes a statement. Perhaps her biggest statement of all is her video screen sunglasses. Gaga wears these glasses often and now you can make your own! Best of all, this look can be completed for about 20 bucks!
Caramel popcorn is a great American tradition - whether you are at the ballgame or the movie theatre, everyone loves this tasty treat! In this tutorial, Betty shows you how to make this sweet and salty staple at home, fresh out of the oven. So, grab a blanket, your favourite flick and cuddle up on the sofa with this delicious snack!
In this video, learn how to make your own puppets and put on a puppet show! Let the mayor of Paloozaville, John Lithgow, show you how to make your own hand puppets with your kids and act out stories and songs with them! You will make cheap, fun sock puppets and then build a theatre using old sheets and your living room! Have fun!
In this video, learn how to create a realistic looking bite mark on your skin for Halloween, film or theatre projects. This look is actually easier to do than you may think and looks completely real. So, get ready to take a bit 'ol bite outta your arm with this informative video.
With the invention of 3D TVs and a 3D film showing in nearly every theatre, 3D seems to be the biggest craze lately. Did you know you don't have to spend a fortune to create one of these eye-popping movies yourself?
In order to do a bloody makeup look for Halloween, you will need the following: deep red blush, deep shadow Mac paints, eyeshadow, contour shadows, theatre blood, and eyeliner.
In this clip, you'll learn how to install a backlight behind a television for an eye-catching diffused light effect. For more information, including a complete demonstration of the proces and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home theatre how-to from CNET.
In this tutorial, learn how to create a bubbling, fresh burn on your skin using cheap, simple products from around the house. This method is cheap and easy and will make one of the most gruesome and painful looking burns you can think of. This is perfect for filmmaking, Halloween or theatre projects!
In this tutorial, learn how to create a disgustingly realistic burn on your skin for film or theatre projects. This burn looks like you have come fresh from the fire and will make anyone wince just by looking at it. You can create this effect using standard products found in almost any costume shop or Walmart. Follow along and really make your audience squirm.
Before you rush out of the house to see "Sex and the City 2" this weekend, why not really get into the part? In this video, learn how to duplicate one of Carrie's Middle Eastern inspired makeup looks from the film and look fabulous in the theatre. This flick is a great time to have an old fashioned girls night out, so why not do your makeup, have a cosmo and get the full SATC experience?
In this clip, learn how to recreate those adorable little aliens from Toy Story on your very own fingers! Get creative with your look by carrying around these cuties all day long. This look is great for wearing to the theatre to see Toy Story 3, on a trip to Disneyland or just around the house. Apply these guys to your little girl's nails and watch her friends scream in envy. Have fun!
Just starting to get into the Society for Creative Anachronism? This tutorial shows you some basic footwork and few useful strategies when you're fighting with just a basic buckler (punch shield) and a sword. Though aimed at the SCA, this tutorial will work for anyone into theatre combat, boffer larps or other reenactment organizations.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to group recorded programs on a standard TiVo digital video recorder or DVR. 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.
In this video, learn how to make a prop smoke grenade with a pull ring and everything. This toy can be used in filmmaking, theatre or just as an addition to any costume.
In this tutorial, learn how to age yourself for any film or theatre project. This method of aging requires just a few simple makeup products that are cheap and easy to buy, if you don't already own them.
Do travel turns across the tap room floor with help from this free tap lesson! Learn how tap dancing steps can be combined to create traveling turns across the dance floor from an expert: Bonnie Gray is an award-winning choreographer in dance and musical theatre and here to teach you the basics of tap! Learn more tap dancing dance moves from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!
Looking to hone your airbrushing skills, makeup artists? Makeup artist, Koren continues his mission on makeup airbrushing tutorials with this video on how to contour and highlight with the practice of airbrushing. Good luck makeup artists!
Want to watch Internet television on your television? It can be done! And this home theatre how-to from the folks at CNET TV will show you how to do just that, integrating by integrating a Windows PC into your home entertainment center. For more information, including detailed instructions, and to get started using the Internet on your own TV, watch this free video tutorial.
Toga parties are an essential part of the college experience! Don't get stuck at your next toga party with a sheet that keeps falling off, check out this video and learn how to tie your outfit properly.
In this free intermediate tape dancing lesson, several combinations of tap shuffles are gone over including the three-shuffle, front-side-back shuffle, and the shuffle ball change. Learn how to do these combos with help from an expert: Bonnie Gray is an award-winning choreographer in dance and musical theatre and here to teach you the basics of tap! Learn more tap dancing dance moves from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!
Stumped on what to get your makeup-loving best friend this holiday season? In this tutorial, makeup artist Koren shows us how to make a handmade mini makeup palette in the comfort of our own home! By following this tutorial and adding your own bling or personalized message to the palette using markers and glitter, you have a special, personal gift to give a loved one.
Looking to use an airbrush to do your eyebrows? According to makeup artist, Koren, "Brows are easy breezy". In this video Koren shows how there are two methods to using your airbrushing tool to get the brows you want... Either with a template or by freehand. WIth a stencil and some skill, you'll be sporting all new brows!
Attention advanced makeup airbrushers! Looking to move onto learn how to line your eyes? Here's a tutorial hosted by makeup artist, Koren on how to use an airbrushing tool to line your eyes, as if you were using eyeliner. Koren uses a template to make this process easier and the line clean.
Learn how to do eye shading using an airbrush machine! This skill is for the more advanced airbrushers. Beginners, be sure to check out Koren's other videos on airbrushing basics before you start this process. Those looking to try your hand at this, practice makes perfect!
Have you practiced your airbrushing strokes? Ready to apply airbrush foundation? This makeup tutorial, hosted by makeup artist Koren, shows the basic application of airbrush foundation. Remember to conceal first, as once you applied airbrush foundation, you can't conceal on top of it as it will ruin the airbrushed areas.