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Joshua Lockhart

/ Joined 28 June, 2011

Joshua Lockhart is an okay web video producer and a slightly above mediocre writer of online content. You can fawn over his work here:

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5 Homemade Geeky Gadgets You Can’t Find In Stores

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5 Homemade Geeky Gadgets You Can’t Find In Stores

Ever imagined a robot cameraman? What about your own affordable grappling hook? It’s too bad no one has invented anything like that stuff, yet. Bummer, right? No. These things have already been invented, and their inventors are people like you and me. I’m lying. These people are a lot smarter than me, and I could never invent anything like they have.

03-07-2012
5 Homemade Geeky Gadgets You Can’t Find In Stores
Top 5 Things Twitter Could Do To Deal With Spammers

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Top 5 Things Twitter Could Do To Deal With Spammers

No one likes a spammer. I don’t care if the spammer is your grandmother, your Uncle Harold, your second cousin, or your newborn child that you just took home from the hospital yesterday. “Aw, she’s so precious!” No. She’s not. She’s a spammer, and no one likes her. Oh, but the spamming will never cease. Wherever you are on the Internet, there will always be spammy links, especially on Twitter.

03-07-2012
Top 5 Things Twitter Could Do To Deal With Spammers
5 Nintendo Console Portable Mods You Have To See

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5 Nintendo Console Portable Mods You Have To See

We all know that Nintendo is the master of the handheld, but what if the company’s consoles became handhelds? Yeah. A kid can dream…but guess what? Some innovative reverse engineers on the Internet have done just that. Today, I’m going to take you through a few Nintendo mods starting with their very first console and moving up to their most recent one.

27-06-2012
5 Nintendo Console Portable Mods You Have To See
4 Websites For Free Contracts & Other Legal Documents

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4 Websites For Free Contracts & Other Legal Documents

I’m not a lawyer, nor do I want to be a lawyer. Nothing against lawyers, of course. It’s just that it’s all a little over my head. However, as we all know, hiring an attorney to do legal work can be terribly expensive. Take contracts for instance. That can cost a pretty penny just to have one written up. However, for the sake of your bank account’s long term health, there are several websites that offer free contract samples for you to download and tweak to your own needs.

26-06-2012
4 Websites For Free Contracts & Other Legal Documents
Discover The Next Big Thing With These 9 Underground Music Sites

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Discover The Next Big Thing With These 9 Underground Music Sites

Music is the one thing that really translates well among all people groups, and with that said, it’s very exciting to discover new music and share it just to generate discussion! The Internet is likely the best tool for discovering new tunes by independent artists, but with so many different websites to choose from, it can be a little daunting to know where you can find the best selections.

20-06-2012
Discover The Next Big Thing With These 9 Underground Music Sites
The Top 5 Sites For Playing Retro Games In Your Browser [MUO Gaming]

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The Top 5 Sites For Playing Retro Games In Your Browser [MUO Gaming]

With the new Disney/Pixar film Wreck-It Ralph coming out, I’ve been on a little bit of a retro gaming kick. What’s my personal favorite? As cliché as it sounds, that would have to be Super Mario Bros. (with Joust at a close second). However, I recognize that there are several retro games floating around, and actually, I’d love to play them all! As you might be able to guess, there are quite a few sites out on the Internet that are filled to the brim with retro games.

19-06-2012
The Top 5 Sites For Playing Retro Games In Your Browser [MUO Gaming]
4 Websites Where You Can Find Free Furniture

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4 Websites Where You Can Find Free Furniture

Everyone likes to occasionally sit. Sometimes people like to lay down. As a matter of fact, some people even like to set their things… on things. Fortunately, we have furniture to take care of that! However, sometimes furniture can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, there are people on the Internet who are just dying to give their own away. Below, we have four sites where you can find what you need to plant yourself.

13-06-2012
4 Websites Where You Can Find Free Furniture
How To Achieve The Film Effect In Video With Color Correction

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How To Achieve The Film Effect In Video With Color Correction

However, there’s a current trend today with video in which shadows tend to have deep blue look and highlights have a warmer, yellowish-red hue added. For those of you who are video hobbyists with a decent editor this will be a piece of cake. Below, we’re going to give you an idea of how to make all this work.

12-06-2012
How To Achieve The Film Effect In Video With Color Correction
5 Ways To Use Your Blog As Your Online Work Portfolio

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5 Ways To Use Your Blog As Your Online Work Portfolio

Sure, you could go out and get a fancy website with all sorts of zip-zaps and ding-dongs that supposedly would wow your potential clients. But then again, you don’t have to. What if you just used your personal blog? I know blogs may seem a little unprofessional at times, but this isn’t to say you can’t make it professional.

06-06-2012
5 Ways To Use Your Blog As Your Online Work Portfolio
Scout Out These 4 Sites for Tips on Writing Your Own Screenplay

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Scout Out These 4 Sites for Tips on Writing Your Own Screenplay

Have you ever wanted to make your very own movie? Have you tried your hand at writing a script with something like Celtx? Then, as expected, you probably want to further your screenplay-writing education. However, maybe there are some of you who aren’t even sure where to start. Fortunately, MakeUseOf has found four sites that will aid you with your screenplay writing adventures.

30-05-2012
Scout Out These 4 Sites for Tips on Writing Your Own Screenplay
How To Make Use Of The Canon Camera CineStyle Setting

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How To Make Use Of The Canon Camera CineStyle Setting

Have you ever wanted to have those fancy picture styles from westerns and action movies for your own videos, made with a Canon DSLR? Have you actually tried to pull it off time and time again, only to fail? Well, let me tell you folks – to get these styles, you need to start with the shooting process.

29-05-2012
How To Make Use Of The Canon Camera CineStyle Setting
Start Editing Film With These 5 Video Color Grading Tutorials

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Start Editing Film With These 5 Video Color Grading Tutorials

Even during the days of black and white film, auteurs would do their best to hand-color each frame with beautiful tints that transformed their movies into rainbow-filled reels. However, as time went on, color itself became a standard in film, but this time, these were true-to-life hues rather than creative tones. Even still, editors eventually found ways to use these colors artistically.

23-05-2012
Start Editing Film With These 5 Video Color Grading Tutorials
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