Video Making

Introduction To Color Grading For Makers

Introduction To Color Grading For Makers

Get that color looking fantastic through your entire video with some color grading. Read on to learn how to get started.

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Robot Puppet Party at Maker Faire

Robot Puppet Party at Maker Faire

The Hello World Program would like to invite you to a Robot Puppet Party at the Maker Faire Bay Area next month. Hello World has been running for about a year, building a library of video tutorials on a variety of open source tech topics, narrated by handmade puppets. Guido the Python teaches the Python programming language, of course, while the robot Unique ID discusses robotics, circuitry and the basics of object-oriented programming. Currently under construction is a new fox puppet who will be in charge of HTML tutorials.

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Making Movies with Kids

Making Movies with Kids

Anyone who has kids will, at one time or another, point a video camera (or smartphone) at them and make a little home movie. But how about getting kids involved in making movies? Bianca Giaever doesn’t have kids, but the young filmmaker has created a great short film called “The Scared is Scared,” based on a story invented by a six-year-old boy named Asa. Bianca’s questions and Asa’s often flip-flopping, cute-as-can-be answers form the narration of the movie. Bianca takes Asa’s imaginative story and brings it to life as he tells it. It’s clever, funny, and poignant. She offers advice on how to go about making a movie with kids.

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How-To: Fretboard “Shredcam”

How-To: Fretboard “Shredcam”

Fran Blanche is a self-described “corset maker, pedal designer, engineer, artist, musician, occasional radio DJ, subpar singer, and full time goofball” from Philadelphia who has, at least in the not-too-distant past, run a bespoke guitar FX business called Frantone. So much win.

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Which Camera Should You Use For Your Maker Project?

Which Camera Should You Use For Your Maker Project?

Blair Neal wrote an exhaustive Guide to Camera Types for Interactive Installations where he lays down various categories of cameras–everything from webcams to IR cameras to Kinects–and comments on their utility for different types of art installations, though I could totally see it being helpful for maker projects as well. [via Golan Levin]

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Best of 2012: Google+ Hangouts on Air

Best of 2012: Google+ Hangouts on Air

We dived into the world of Google+ hang outs on air this part summer with Maker Camp, six weeks of daily hangouts, live and online. If the web democraticized publishing, G+ hangouts have democratized the video broadcast. They can be as low or high production as you like. All that’s required is a good ethernet connect and interesting conversation and guests and you’re good to go. Since then, MAKE has explore use of the technology. What we do with hangout will continue to evolve. For now, here is our highlight reel from the year that was.

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