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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 3:17pm 
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Part of my job is working with Actors and actresses all day long, but whenever I get the chance to film or photograph music its the best. Here are some pix and a final clip of my day with Al Di Meola. My job was to film him specifically and to record all the audio for the video portion of what was happening. Turns out he was an extremely nice dude and gave me a pick which I thought was cool. This was a while back but i wasnt on rig talk then or I would have posted..

Setting up Chick Coreas Keys:
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Bassist Rig Porn:
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Drummer Rig Porn :
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2 of AL Gits :
The les paul is an original 1958 that he PAINTED?! (when I asked why he devalued it like that, he said he didnt like Red..)
The PRS is Paul Reed Smiths OWN guitar given to Al.
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2 Amps: He had the Elmwood and A fuchs I believe and a Sewell was delivered in the morning by his tech Andy Brauer
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Action Shot:
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Pick he gave me:
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The OG PRS:
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The final product we made for them from the days shoot:


Very cool experience. hope you can dig it...I was never a big DiMeola fan but after hanging with them all day, he seemed like a really nice dude and played really technical things I dont understand but it was fun anyway...

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 3:37pm 
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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 4:10pm 
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Damn! You sir, have an amazing day job!

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Wow, I would kill to have a job like yours!
Especially filming a Return to Forever show!!
I wore out the old VHS tape I had, of a RTF
concert that was recorded in 1976 by the BBC in England.
My favorite song off of the Romantic Warrior LP
is "The Dual of the Tyrant and the Jester"
Great stuff, really opened my eyes to Progressive
music.
Al Dimeola, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and
Lenny White, are "Musician's Musicians"

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 5:06pm 
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I didn't know you had such an amazing job :shocked:

It must be a wonderful experience to meet Al DiMeola! Thanks for sharing.

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HOLY SHIT REZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That cat's one of my guitar heroes!! Nice to read that he was a cool dude, no 'tude. Nicely done. THANKS for the wicked post :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 6:33pm 
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Was it the Elmwood M90 or M60? The M90 I had could get wickedly aggressive. Awesome Thread!

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 6:43pm 
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Awesome Post!!

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 7:00pm 
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Rezamatix wrote:
Part of my job is working with Actors and actresses all day long, but whenever I get the chance to film or photograph music its the best. Here are some pix and a final clip of my day with Al Di Meola. My job was to film him specifically and to record all the audio for the video portion of what was happening. Turns out he was an extremely nice dude and gave me a pick which I thought was cool. This was a while back but i wasnt on rig talk then or I would have posted


Nice job, if you ever get a gig like this and need a videographer or editor, give me a call.
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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 7:15pm 
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thanks jimmie, why dont you shoot me over a link to your reel, website, imdb , current gear list etc. so I can call you. Are you in LA? because im based out of los angeles primarily unless the client is flying us...

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 7:31pm 
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Nice job you have, how did you land that gig???


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my dad grew up down the street from Al, nice guy


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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 7:38pm 
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Hey rob, I have been in film production for the last 7 years, meet ALOT of contacts along the way, I just got a call a week before booking me, I didnt know who or what we were shooting till I got there..

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 7:52pm 
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Great stuff, I would have wet my pants in front of those guys :lol: :LOL:
DiMeola is incredible :rock:

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So, so awesome :rock:


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PostPosted: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 7:12am 
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Thats cool! Some great pics and a simple setup for awesome tones and playing. That PRS is beautiful :inlove:

Al has some crazy timings. I started listening to him in the early 90's. Glad he is playing electric more now. :rock:

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