September 13, 2009

sema speaking chris duke motorz tvThis past August I was on a panel at the SEMA Internet Symposium where I spoke on how to create professional looking video on a budget.  I covered lighting, audio, editing, and a whole lot more.

I get to do it one more time this year as I’m on the same panel at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November!

Seminar: “Creating Killer Video: Using Video to Communicate with Your Customers”
Track: Online Marketing
Presenter: John Naderi,
Date/Time: Monday, November 2, 2009, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

More information at the SEMA website.

August 25, 2009

chris duke sema internet symposium podiumIn a recent issue of the SEMA eNews, they published an overview of the session I was invited to speak at earlier this month in Pasadena.

The article, Creating Killer Video: Using Video to Communicate with Your Customers, is a brief overview of the session.  I wanted to say Thanks to SEMA for spotlighting the session in the newsletter, which features a photo of me up at the podium!

I’ve been invited back to speak at the Big Show (SEMA Show) this November. I’m looking forward to it!

August 2, 2009

Chris Duke at SEMA Internet SymposiumThe 2009 SEMA Internet Symposium is a wrap!

I was invited to speak at this year’s symposium in Pasadena, CA, which is a great honor.  I found out about it last year after the fact, and everyone was raving about it.  I was planning to attend this year, but was thrilled to be able to speak at one of the sessions.

I spoke on creating professional Internet video on a budget during the “Video Killed the Radio Star: It’s Still True Today” session, and my segment lasted about 15 minutes.  From what I hear the sesession was very well received!

I’m queued up to speak again at the big show–the SEMA Show 2009–in Las Vegas this November, too.  Another great thing to look forward to later this year.  If you attended the SEMA Internet Symposium, I’d love to hear your feedback.

Thanks to John Naderi, Jason Tolleson, Nathan Ridnouer, and everyone else involved for the invite and making everything go smoothly.  Also a big thanks to my fellow speakers Famous Rhodes, James Lawrence, and Josh Biggers for a job well done.

July 13, 2009

sema internet symposiumI have been invited by SEMA to speak at the 2009 Internet Symposium, Saturday August 1st at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. In addition, I’ll also be speaking on the same topic at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this coming November.

The Internet Symposium will discuss how to take advantage of creating video and successfully distributing it across the internet. I’ll be joined by John Naderi (Executive Editor of, Famous Rhodes (Director of eBay Motors), James Lawrence of PowerTV, and Josh Biggers of STILLEN.

The symposium is open to everyone, however SEMA members pay a discounted rate. For registration details, head on over to

Here are a few videos put together by Nads for the events…

April 15, 2009

I am beyond excited to announce that the show has new graphics, including a brand new intro clip that will replace the current 19-second long clip starting with our next episode.

We all actually have some mixed emotions replacing it, because the original clip that you’ve seen for the past year and 22 episodes is a compilation of video we have shot over the years at car shows and SEMA.  One of the short clips of the truck burn-out shot by our “in-car cam” mounted underneath that truck, ended its life (it cooked it real good!).  Even Mike’s grabber orange Mustang made an appearance at the beginning of the clip.

So it is a bit sad to see the old one go, but we wouldn’t have done it without replacing it with something truly amazing, and that’s exactly what we have!  It is about 10 seconds long, so it’s much shorter, still packs excitement before the show starts, and features the same MOTORZ theme song we’ve all grown to love.  That’s about where the similarities end, however, as you will see this Friday.  The rest of the intro is completely different, as it is 100% computer animated.

I realize that this may just be a tad bit cruel, but I don’t want to give this away until it’s well represented in our upcoming episode so I’ve included a single still image from the new intro to give you a taste of what’s to come.

Come back Friday for the introduction of MOTORZ TV’s new graphics!

January 9, 2009

CES LogoIt seems like we just got back from Las Vegas from the SEMA Show!

Our crew is off to CES in Las Vegas today!  We’ll be looking for the latest mobile electronics to install or talk about in future episodes of MOTORZ TV!

December 5, 2008

Today’s SEMA eNews newsletter came out, and there’s a nice mention about AMP Research’s involvement with MOTORZ TV:

AMP Research and “MOTORZ” have teamed up to produce new online instructional videos featuring AMP product installations. The videos highlight installation techniques for the AMP Research Power Step, BedStep and Bed X-Tender.

Chris Duke, the host of “MOTORZ,” shows viewers how to install products on their vehicles using common tools already in their garage. Duke offers step-by-step instructions on how to get the job done and provides helpful tips to avoid problems along the way. To see the AMP Research videos, check out

December 2, 2008

During the SEMA Show 2008 in Las Vegas I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Alex Fees at  They interviewed me on 11/7/08. The interview just came online at their website.  Thanks a bunch, SBTV!

Watch the interview at!

SBTV interviews Chris Duke

The interview is also now at

November 11, 2008

Here’s a group photo of the gang at the SEMA Show 2008 in Las Vegas last week, standing in front of one of our project trucks:

From left to right: Tami, Jason G, Brian, Jason C, Chris, Mike S, Mike W, Denny

Last week was an absolute blast!  I’d first like to thank my crew that was there to help spread the word about MOTORZ TV for the first time at the SEMA Show: MikeS, MikeW, JasonC, JasonG, Brian, Tami, Denny, and even Sherman!  MOTORZ was very well received by everyone we talked to, and the word is spreading like a wild fire!

Next, I’d like to thank Hellwig, AMP Research, and Horntones for showing MOTORZ on their screens all week long, and handing out our media folder.  It was so cool to walk around and see our show playing at your booths!  I just can’t thank you enough for your support.  We got some great photos that I’m working on posting soon!

In the 8 years I’ve been going to the SEMA Show, this was by far the most enjoyable for me.  It went by so fast it seemed like it ended as soon as it started.  Each day was busier than the last!

I’d like to thank Daytona Dayton for taking the time to interview me on her Daytona & Friends Worldwide Radio show, as well as SBTV (Small Business Television) for interviewing me for their site.  Look for my SBTV interview soon at!

SBTV Booth

Daytona broadcasting from the Hellwig booth

November 1, 2008

In case you haven’t heard, we’re also live blogging at SEMA this year for Truckblog and Muscle Car Blog!

Be sure to follow along as we blog everything we see (well, almost everything–it is Vegas after all!)  We’ll also be live blogging MOTORZ TV-specific events right here so stay tuned!

Check it out!

I’m speechless!  Just a few days before the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, AMP Research has completely changed their home page in support of MOTORZ TV.  Thanks Mark and your team–nice work!

Visit AMP Research…

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