What an amazing update to the tiny helmet cam:[GoPro]
This is the latest episode of Motorz TV (our 64th!) and in this episode we walk through the entire process of machining a block (our Chevy 350 small block V8), from start to finish. There are also some fun segments in this episode (Partz and Letterz). Be sure to watch all the way to the end to catch the bloopers, too!
If a 61-point autofocus and an ISO range up to 204,800 doesn’t make you giddy, how about the fact that videographers can now record up to 30 minutes (actually 29 minutes and 59 seconds) in one 4GB file–and when that fills up, it automatically starts a new one?
Yes, continuous recording is now here with the introduction of the new Canon 1D X ($6800), Canon’s new top-of-the-line DSLR. What? You ... (more)
An article was published today online and in print by Kyle Oliver in one of my favorite magazines, EventDV. It is an extremely comprehensive look at the past and present Motorz TV and how I brought it to life. It includes a detailed list of equipment and software used to produce the show, and a whole lot more. Please check it out online, or in print![Motorz TV]... (more)
Motorz Season 5 has just begun and the first episode went online today at Noon! Check it out and learn how to tear down a Chevy 350 V8 small block engine in order to get it ready for machining, then rebuild!
And for those playing along with my blog here, note that this was edited completely using Final Cut Pro X (version 10.0.0).[Motorz TV]... (more)
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)
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)
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)
Read the article
“TV Show Production on a Budget” (SHOOTonline)
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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.
- You cannot delete an event when background tasks are running (even if tasks are paused).
- You cannot rename a folder in the Event or Project Library when background tasks are
After getting up to speed with Ripple Training’s awesome 37 video lessons on the new Final Cut Pro X, I set off to further evaluate FCP X for my needs. I will say that I’m thoroughly impressed with the product, despite the bugs and the frequent crashes. It’s definitely Beta. As I encounter difficult situations and work my way out of them, I’ll document them here on my blog when ... (more)
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
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)
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]
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]
One of the more impressive videos of time lapse photography that I’ve seen.
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!
The bankrupt & abandoned Joyland Amusement park in Wichita, Kansas. Great, sad images.
Tools…Canon 7D. Kessler Pocket Dolly. Lots of
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)!
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)