Get Your Cat's Attention for Videos.

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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

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Step 1: A Noisy Method.

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.

Step 2: A Drunken Method.

No, you may not bring alcohol into this. What I am talking about is catnip. Catnip is like marihuana for your kitty.

Wave the cat nip (or cat nip filled toy) under your cat's nose. Now, turn your camera on, and start recording.
Move the catnip above the camera the way you want your cat to move it's head. Be aware that the catnip may be replaced with something that your kitty likes. (Example, if your kitty is Garfield wave lasagna over or under your camera.)



This method may take a few tries.

Step 3: Dangling by a Thread.

This is more for something like "tempting your cat with food".

Take your thread and dangle it above your camera. This could be used to make it seem like the cat is trying to reach something.

Well, there you go. I hope to have a video with these 3 things soon.

Step 4: Now for a Test Film.



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    9b4z1l

    6 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!

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    katschy

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    amandamany

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Ohhh, you kitty is so pretty, look  little with one of mine cats:

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    SorryBarry

    10 years ago on Step 4

    thanks this has helped a ton I'm making a movie called furastic park.

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    asyrith

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    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!