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Trying to make that next viral cute kitty video? Here are a few ways on how to get your kitty to look towards the camera.

You'll need:
a kitty that won't mind you making weird noises or waving things in the air, but will be interested
a working video camera
tripod
cat nip
string or yarn
a mouth
hands

Step 1: A noisy method.

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OK, first you wait for your kitty to sleep. About 10 minutes (or when you feel like it) setup your camera next to your kitty. Gently wake your kitty. When it's eyes is open, start your camera and make weird noises. From the "alien" to the "boom-shaka-laka" to the "zoom" noises.



A problem with this method is you may not want these noises in your final video, so you have to over lap with music or another audio recording of the room without the noises.
 
CSI worker1 year ago
that is my cat too! shhhh.... she is sleeping
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9b4z1l2 years ago
Soo cute
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sir Reginald is pretty good for photos, although he sometimes frowns!
you have such a darn cute cat!
katschy5 years ago
Alas, my old man (he's fifteen) hates having his picture taken, even without flash, so when he sees the camera come out he pointedly looks away, and nothing I can do will make him look my way - until I turn off the camera.  Soon as it's off he'll look right at me with that all-so-innocent "Wha-at?" look.

But these are great tips for other cats :D
amandamany5 years ago
Ohhh, you kitty is so pretty, look  little with one of mine cats:
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Adorable!
thanks this has helped a ton I'm making a movie called furastic park.
My cat look just like yours.
asyrith6 years ago
Too cute! Also, great job! What a useful thing for cat lovers to find. Seriously. I'm always trying to get my cat to look at me when taking pictures and the like. Thanks for this lovely instructable! You and your cat make an awesome pair!
wow i really enjoy this instructable!!! the test film had a really great line and scenery to it... even though i don't have a cat, i really enjoyed it! thanks for the input!