Motorz TV 5th Season Premieres This Fall

New season of the hit car show “Motorz” premieres on national television later this month.

San Diego, CA, September 2, 2011 – Back on the air again for its fifth season, Motorz TV (www.motorz.tv), presented by the Sears Blue Tool Crew and AMP Research, is rolling up its sleeves and breaking out the Craftsman® tools, wheeling out the floor jacks, and airing more episodes for the gearhead in ... (more)


Solution to Apple Mac Pro Bluetooth Interference Issues

Ever since I changed my desktop computer from a Macbook Pro to a Mac Pro, my three Apple bluetooth input devices started encountering sporadic interference issues. My wireless keyboard would often lose connection or experienced slow or lost keystrokes. And both my Magic Mouse and my Magic Trackpad would exhibit “drunken” behavior including slow or jumpy cursor movement as well as connection issues.

It got to the point where even ... (more)


New Final Cut Articles

My comments about my post-production workflow have been covered recently in a few online magazines, specifically regarding the use of Final Cut Pro X and DLSRs. Check them out!

“In Defense of Final Cut Pro X” (StudioDaily)
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“TV Show Production on a Budget” (SHOOTonline)
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Final Cut Pro X: Background task annoyances

Final Cut Pro X finally has 64-bit background rendering. It’s fantastic, but it does have some issues which are painfully annoying. While active, here are a few things you can’t do. Hopefully Apple will fix this in a future release.

  1. You cannot delete an event when background tasks are running (even if tasks are paused).
  2. You cannot rename a folder in the Event or Project Library  when background tasks are
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Final Cut Pro X Training

I spent the last few evenings learning the new Apple FCP X by way of Ripple Training‘s awesome video tutorials (I highly recommend them) and one thing I discovered is this: throw out everything you knew about editing with FCP 7 because if you try to edit the same way, you will become very frustrated.

If you’re coming from a traditional NLE, get a book or buy some video

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Final Cut Pro X Migration for Final Cut Studio (FCP7) Users

Are you a current Apple Final Cut Studio (FCP7) user and thinking of making the jump to the new Final Cut Pro X that was released today? Then you might want to read this first.

Let me cut right to the chase. When relating it to the previous version, FCPX is quite revolutionary. It’s so revolutionary that it really is an entirely different product. You might as well consider other ... (more)


How-To Change The Fluids In Your Vehicle

Chris Duke from Motorz TV shows you how change all the fluids in your vehicle including motor oil, gear oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and more.

[Motorz TV]


Motorz TV: S04E11 Nitrous Oxide

Here’s the latest episode of Motorz TV where I show you how to install a nitrous oxide kit on a Ford Mustang.

[Motorz TV]


Timelapse Montage

One of the more impressive videos of time lapse photography that I’ve seen.


No More Joy at the Joyland Amusement Park

Mike Petty shot this video of an old abandoned theme park in Wichita Kansas. I found it beautiful to watch, even though I’ve never been to this theme park, or even the city of Wichita. It’s really well done. Please give it a watch–it’s kind of sad, actually!

His words:

The bankrupt & abandoned Joyland Amusement park in Wichita, Kansas. Great, sad images.

Tools…Canon 7D. Kessler Pocket Dolly. Lots of

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VO: Void Where Prohibited (Sorry Tennessee)

If you’re looking for an American male voice over actor for your next project, please visit my voice over site or my professional American male voice over gig on Fiverr.

That is where all my current demos are located (this one here was too out of date to keep active)!

Thanks,
Chris... (more)


VO: Motorz TV Promo Video

This is a short 3-1/2 minute promo video I put together just prior to the 2010 SEMA Show. The goal was to show what Motorz TV was all about in just a few minutes.

I really shouldn’t have used my own voice for this job as it’s weird (to me, anyway) hearing my own voice over for a show that I am also hosting. But, I didn’t have time to ... (more)


Tips from a YouTube Exec on Successfully Building an Online Audience


“Flawless” Film Trailer (All Canon 5D Mark II)

While watching this, keep in mind this movie was filmed entirely with Canon DSLRs. Looks fantastic!


Experience Human Flight

I’ve always thought skydiving was cool — something I’ll never do, but after watching this it is definitely more inviting. My only question is: what happens if your parachute doesn’t open? Yup, you die. That’s probably why I won’t ever do it.


How-To Lower a Mustang With Coilovers

Chris Duke from Motorz TV http://www.motorz.tv shows you how to lower a 2008 Ford Mustang GT (S197) with an Eibach lowering kit, and how to install Hella LED tail lights on a Toyota Tundra and a Chevy 1500.

Show notes: http://www.motorz.tv/mustang-coilovers/

Website: http://www.motorz.tv/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motorztv

Twitter: http://twitter.com/motorz/... (more)


Kessler Pocket Dolly v2.0 Cheap Motor Trick

 


How-To Caption Your Videos For Broadcast

Making videos for online is simple enough, but at some point you might want to take your content to television like I have with Motorz. Making a commitment to going from a variable length video series to a half-hour (22 minute) episode series is quite an undertaking. As you explore your options for broadcast, you will quickly find that each channel/network has different requirements. And, depending on their age ... (more)


How-To Install a Big Brake Kit & Bleed Your Brakes

[Motorz]