Joshua Lockhart is an okay web video producer and a slightly above mediocre writer of online content. You can fawn over his work here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Do you like to dabble in creative filmmaking? Perhaps you are just wanting to test the waters of making YouTube videos. Either way, I’m sure you know one of the toughest parts of making a video is figuring out a decent plot or topic. In an effort to jumpstart many film hobbyists, there are often tools you can find online to get you going. All that said, I’ve found a few websites that will help you on your path to filmmaking.
As someone who frequents YouTube, I have to say that I love pranks. I think that they are some of the best things in the world! Without pranks, life would be incredibly dull, and I’m someone that likes to live life with a little spice. Granted, my spices can be a little old and nasty tasting. (I really need to get some new spices, I guess.) With that said, I’ve opted to bring you some of the funniest webcam pranks I’ve found online.
The Internet is like its own little country, and its many websites are like public squares for its thousands upon thousands of citizens. However, what if these public squares were all of a sudden to shut down? Perhaps these squares are not so much squares but more like little highways with roadblocks. In a real-world situation, this would most certainly be a problem, wouldn’t it?
It’s that time of year again, the one where Instagrammed photos of corny costumes plague Facebook, and department stores stock up enough candy to give an entire army a diabetic coma. However, that’s all Halloween is these days, right? It’s become incredibly cheesy, and although personally not a fan of the holiday myself, I’ll admit that I’m concerned for it. When will people start treating it with a little more class? What happened to the personal side of it all?
If you’re like me, you never expected Halo 4 to come out. Every once in a while, we’d see a few fake teasers pop up on YouTube. Sometimes, someone would post in a forum something that said “Halo 4 confirmed!” But alas, we’d find out it was merely a troll. Of course, we didn’t really expect a Halo 4. After all, we had “finished the fight” and were told that Halo was meant to be a trilogy. But one day, a video popped up on the Internet, and we all discovered that it was an actual, real-live, true-blue Halo 4 trailer!
The sites here offer several black and white, simple Tumblr themes for you to display your work. Also, most of the themes are free! Granted, there are a few paid selections, but the free ones are every bit as good as the paid versions. They are clean, simple Tumblr themes that aren’t distracting and are, for the most part, black and white. With that said, you’ll have a lot of options to play around with them, and if you choose to modify them a little, there’s a bit more of a free reign. Let’s look through them.
We all know that fonts are important, right? I mean, when there’s a website bashing Comic Sans exclusively, we know it’s obviously important enough for someone to care about font usage. However, what makes a good font? What goes into properly using a font? These are the questions that bother me when I’m trying to work on something that involves any element of design. Fortunately, I’ve found a few websites to consult when preparing to use fonts.
The great thing about Minecraft is that it has inspired a community of gamers that focus on collaboration and creativity. However, this community goes beyond the game’s servers. The voxel building simulator has spawned a multitude of Minecraft-related art and creations that are outside of the virtual world through various other media. Below, we have four different types of Minecraft-inspired projects for you to check out.
The outdoors can be a scary place (and this may be why many of you are cooped up inside reading MakeUseOf!). However, it can be pretty cool when you think about it. With gigantic mountains, beautiful oceans, and even stuff like the Aurora Borealis, you know that the world can be awesome. So why not get out there and enjoy it? Of course, I’m speaking for myself, too. I’m not exactly the bearded, axe-swinging lumberjack that I’d like to be.
Reddit is the best place for trivia about any topic, and comic books are no different! Right on Reddit are several communities devoted to nearly all of your favorite comic book superheroes. Best of all, these communities are mostly active, and that means there are people lurking about who love talking about your favorite comic book characters just as much as you do. Below, we have nine subreddits devoted to these costumed heroes, and hopefully, you’ll find something that you like.
Ah, the cultural phenomenon known as “Gangnam Style” – a crazy song that no one on the other side of the world really understands, paired with an equally crazy music video featuring a dance that is akin to riding a horse. Who knew that this is the way K-Pop went mainstream in the (primarily) English-speaking world? I definitely didn’t, but I believe this is definitely the case.
I’m an avid fan of the game VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh, and I’m willing to bet that many of you on MakeUseOf are fans of the game as well. It’s probably one of the most fun, challenging, and frustrating games I have ever played in my life. The game-play is simplistic but revolutionary, and the storyline is surprisingly interesting. In fact, you may find yourself actually caring about these little pixelated sprites… (Well, maybe not, but you see what I mean.)
We all know about those songwriters, right? Yeah, they are those people who stand barefoot in coffee shops, playing out-of-tune guitars and singing songs about wheat in the fields and how life is a simple butterfly. Well, actually, this is definitely not the case. As a matter of fact, this is a stereotype, my friend. We shouldn’t take kindly to that, for songwriters are actually known to come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.
Online video is the way everything is going these days, and along with that, you’ll notice that people aren’t spending as much money on everything. With that said, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has their own professional lighting kit (most people rent, and realistically, that’s how it has always been). However, there are a few markets out there catering to those of us who are wanting cheap light kits, and that’s fantastic!
It’s a common thing for people to sit down with their buddies and say, “Hey, I should create a [fill-in-the-blank] business!” That’s awesome, and it’s great that you’ve got an idea. Me? I’m not a business expert, but I’m actually in the same boat as a lot of the people who have those same thoughts. What I’ve learned is that it takes a lot more than just deciding to do something. You’ve got to actually do it, for one. Additionally, you’ve got to do it right.