The 8-Foot Ceiling Mounted DIY Camera Slider

Posted on March 12, 2012

We shoot Motorz with a limited crew, and sometimes I'm even flying solo. Filming a 22-minute (half hour format) television series on a budget has its challenges, but they are so much fun to work around it's part of the game. Take for example my recent challenge. I wanted to be able to ceiling-mount one of our three Canon 60D DSLRs so I could position a camera anywhere overhead (within reason).I knew that I wanted to span about an 8-foot ...

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TV Show Production on a Budget

Posted on November 1, 2011

It’s amazing what you can do these days with a limited production budget and some knowledge... including producing a national TV show.

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The HD HERO2: Just Wow!

Posted on October 25, 2011

What an amazing update to the tiny helmet cam:[GoPro]

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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 say you can't afford it? Well, neither can ...

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Timelapse Montage

Posted on May 20, 2011

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

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Chris Duke from 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.

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The Mountain – Time Lapse

Posted on April 16, 2011

How-To Caption Your Videos For Broadcast

Posted on March 24, 2011

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 and method of broadcast you may be ...

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DIY Spider Trax Dolly

Posted on January 21, 2011

Seems simple enough. I just need to find a cheese plate "lying around"! You can buy one for $140 (if they ever get them back in stock), but this seems cheap and easy to build.To save you some time, here's what he bought to make it:Glidecam Camera Weight Plate: $15 from B&H Skateboard: $20 from Target Wheel upgrade kit: $10 from TargetThen just use any old tripod head, grab 2 carriage bolts with some washers and wingnuts to ...

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UNDERCITY by Andrew Wonder

Posted on January 20, 2011

Watch the video and then read about it here.

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I thought green screens were just used in news rooms. Not at all! In fact, these days they are used to create entire scenes. Check out the "Stargate Studios Virtual Backlot Reel 2009" and be prepared to be shocked and amazed!More from Stargate Studios...

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Friday Night Falcon Lights

Posted on October 12, 2009

Here's a short film I recently created after obtaining the Canon XH A1S.To view full screen in HD, go to sure to watch full screen and turn up your volume. The music is low at the beginning.This is my first short film created in honor of one of my favorite TV show dramas, "Friday Night Lights".Equipment: Canon XH A1S, 1080i60, on a Manfrotto monopod.Editing: Final Cut Pro 7Titling: ...

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I posted this because I couldn't find any online testimonials about this company and I know there are others out there like me who are desperate to purchase from them...

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