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Matthew Johnson has been a freelance writer since 2009. When he is not writing, he works as an actor, weapons master and firearms technical advisor for independent films. He has also written several short stories, film scripts and screenplays. more...

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If you have ever looked at a bottle of sunscreen, you have heard of ultraviolet or UV light. It can burn your skin in the summer and snow blind you in the winter. With something that can do so much to us, it can leave us asking one simple question. Can we see ultraviolet light?
Published by Matthew Johnson 61 months ago in Eye Care & Vision | +2 votes | 0 comments
Celebratory gunfire is the act of pointing a firearm into the air and blindly discharging it for purposes of making noise. It is often seen in celebrations throughout the world, but it is a deadly and foolish practice and any responsible firearm owner should know that it is something that should never be done.
Published by Matthew Johnson 61 months ago in Guns & Shooting | +2 votes | 0 comments
Weapons safety in film making is just as important as it is in the home and on the shooting range. Even though the majority of weapons that are used on film sets are not live firearms, there are still safety issues that must be addressed in order to keep the actors, crew and bystanders safe.
Published by Matthew Johnson 61 months ago in Film Production | +4 votes | 0 comments
Flatscreen TVs give you the advantage of a big screen without the great deal of space often taken up by CRT and rear-projection TVs. Because of their flat profile, you can even hang your flatscreen TV on a wall. This not only frees up more space in your room, it also puts the TV out of reach of small children and pets, which can save you a lot of time that you may have otherwise spent cleaning dirty fingerprints off the screen.
Published by Matthew Johnson 61 months ago in Home Audio, Theatre & TVs | +1 votes | 0 comments
Building a retaining wall yourself can save you a significant amount of money in labor, as well as give you some pride, knowing that you built it with your own hands. Retaining walls used to be much more difficult to build, often requiring mortar to hold the bricks together. It added much more labor, difficulty to make repairs and it made a mess. Fortunately, retaining walls can now be built without mortar through the use of interlocking stone blocks.
Published by Matthew Johnson 61 months ago in Landscaping, Lawns & Ponds | +0 votes | 0 comments
Microwave ovens are part of many of our day to day lives. Whether you use them to make popcorn or heat up yesterday's leftovers, they bring a level of convenience for when you just don't feel like using the stove. If you have ever wondered how microwaves cook your food, or why you should never put metal in the microwave, this article will give you a glimpse into what lies beneath the surface.
Published by Matthew Johnson 62 months ago in Energy Science | +1 votes | 0 comments
Commercial steady cam systems can cost a fortune. If you are just getting started in film-making or it just isn't in your budget and are looking for that steady cam look without the steady cam price, you can build your own cheap and easy shoulder mounted steady cam rig. With some PVC piping, a few household items, a little paint and some elbow grease, you can make an inexpensive steady cam support system that will bring your films to a fresher and more professional look.
Published by Matthew Johnson 62 months ago in Video & Movie Making | +0 votes | 0 comments
All of us, at one point or another, have seen a megaphone. There are two main types of megaphones. The first type is the simple cone-shaped megaphone seen at many sporting events. It is also often seen in old movies where we see a film director yelling, "Quiet on Set!" or "Action!". The second type is the electronic megaphone. The electronic megaphone is also commonly seen in movies, usually in a police officer's hand as they try to talk to a hostage taker or a person threatening to jump off of ...
Published by Matthew Johnson 62 months ago in Science | +2 votes | 0 comments
Discipline is necessary for a well-balanced child. Parents need to use the word "no" and they must know when and how to use it. "No" is rarely a nice word. It is, by definition, negative. It is the job of parents to know what is best for their children, and sometimes the word "no" is best.
Published by Matthew Johnson 64 months ago in Parenting | +1 votes | 0 comments
A philosophical look into the profession of acting in the film and television industry. This article will give you a somewhat unique perspective on some of the aspects of acting and film-making by giving you just a subtle glimpse behind the curtain and see how, although the art and skill of film-making and acting is deceptive in nature, it is done so for the purpose of entertainment, not to cause damage to those exposed.
Published by Matthew Johnson 64 months ago in Entertainment Industry | +1 votes | 1 comments
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