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Action Movie Effects

Action Movie Effects

The perfect action scene needs combat, gore, and at least one actor going through a window. Here’s how I shot a scene with all these ingredients, from making the special effects to shooting and editing the footage.

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Fringed Flower Gift Topper

Fringed Flower Gift Topper

If you love wrapping packages as much as I do, you might enjoy making this mega-fringed flower. It’s reminiscent of a Gerbera daisy and is an attention-catching substitute for the usual bow. Based on the same technique as a much smaller quilled fringed flower, the cuts are made with detail scissors. Instead of regular paper […]

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Mech Warrior Costume

Mech Warrior Costume

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/31783057 w=560&h=315] Inspired by a robot exoskeleton built by some Japanese college students that was online recently, I really wanted to try building one myself. My son decided he wanted to help and then wear it for Halloween. We did the arms the same way they did but decided to do the legs as […]

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Repurpose Your Cereal Boxes

Repurpose Your Cereal Boxes

When I walk down the cereal aisle, I see my childhood. My mouth waters for the sugary sweet cereals that I once coveted. Growing up, my mom only allowed me to eat them on very special occasions. When I was finally on my own and could eat anything I pleased, I realized I was more […]

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Holiday Card Ornament

Holiday Card Ornament

Christmas cards were never thrown away at my house when I was growing up. As soon as the Christmas tree was taken down — always on January 2nd — you’d find my mom sitting at the dining table (which served as her craft table during the day) with pinking shears in hand, cutting up the […]

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