Going For The Best (Virtuoso DVD /). Yes achieved a height of popularity by Their exploration of spiritual themes and pushing the boundaries of symphonic rock and even jazz fusion drew massive crowds on their last US tour with the June 12th, show in Philadelphia drawing , Jan 22, · Yes, yes, I understand your point. And to expound I'm a fan of everyone. However, must of the acoustic blues stuff I've listenend to over the years and gravitate toward (Lightin', Rev. Gary Davis, Jorma Kaukonen, etc.) hardly (if ever) played slide. And electric (BB King, Hooker, Buddy, Kaukonen) same thing. Jun 15, · CHICAGO – The documentary maker Steve James, one of the best in the history of cinema, has a resume of quality reporting through feature film that is stunning in its context. The director of.
Production of Space Jam totaled around 19 months, with filming taking up ten of them;  this was half the time of any other film of its kind according to animation director Bruce W. Smith considered Space Jam an important part of diversifying the animation industry.
Space Jam was one of the first-ever productions to be shot on a virtual studio. Concept drawings and discussions between the animators and Pytka about how the animation would be incorporated into the live-action shots took place on set during shooting, and re-writes to the script would be done daily.
Space Jam was one of the earliest animated productions to use digital technology. Cinesite had begun developing proprietary software for motion tracking when working on Under Siege 2: Dark Territorywhich involved most of its shots incorporating a digital background; this made the company prepared for Space Jamwhich consists of a bunch of moving camera shots with 3D backgrounds to be added. For scenes that take place in the stadium, shortcuts were made. For crane shots of the crowd of 15, people in the final basketball sequence, it was created with live-action extras, cloned animated crowd members, and a few computer-generated characters walking around the aisles in the stadium.
Abbate suggested the hurried workflow of the animators bled into the character animation, resulting in a quick-witted style the Looney Tunes cartoons are most known for.
Although the animators had to work with almost characters, they were the most focused on Bugs and Daffy not only because they were principal characters, but also because they were the most recognizable Warner Bros. There was also a lot of experimentation with motion blur with the 2D characters, especially Tweety; as Simon Eves explained, "The workflow was that an artist would track some specific points on the sequence of 2D character-on-black that came from the animation house, and I think it was able to take a basic roto shape as well, and then it would generate an interpolated motion vector field which could be applied as a variable directional blur.
The field would deform based on the relative motion of the tracking points on the camera, to produce more accurate blur as the character deformed. The soundtrack sold enough albums to be certified as 6-times Platinum. The film's title song was performed by the Quad City DJ's. Warner Bros. The film was re-released on DVD on July 25, On October 28,the film was released as a 2-disc, special-edition DVD including newly made extras such as a commentary track and a featurette.
On February 8,the first disc of the previous 2-disc edition was released by itself in a film-only edition DVD and on October 4, the film was released for the first time in widescreen HD on Blu-ray which, save for an hour of classic Looney Tunes shorts, ported over all the extras from the 2-disc edition DVD. Space Jam later expanded into a media franchise which includes comics, video games and merchandise.
The website's critics consensus reads, "While it's no slam dunk, Space Jam ' s silly, Looney Toons-laden slapstick and vivid animation will leave younger viewers satisfied — though accompanying adults may be more annoyed than entertained. The sound bites are just a little longer. Although Janet Maslin of The New York Times criticized the film's animation, she later went on to say that the film is a "fond tribute to [the Looney Tunes characters'] past.
Michael doesn't soar enough. Is it a crowd-pleaser? Is it classic? Though it could have been. In a interview, he expressed his views that the film was "terrible" and said, as a man who worked with the characters for almost thirty years, the story was deeply flawed.
Those aliens, whether they were tiny or colossal, would've been dealt with in short order come the seven minute mark. Screen released a parody of ESPN 's 30 for 30 about the game shown in the film.
The short dates the game as taking place on November 17,although Jordan's real-life return to basketball occurred on March A sequel to Space Jam was planned as early as As development began, Space Jam 2 was going to involve a new basketball competition between the Looney Tunes and a new villain named Berserk-O!.
Artist Bob Camp was tasked with designing Berserk-O! Joe Pytka would have returned to direct and Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone signed on as the animation supervisors. However, Jordan did not agree to star in a sequel, and Warner Bros.
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Animated Views. November 30, Retrieved June 18, November 15, Vai's playing style utilizes specialized guitar techniques such as two-handed tappingalternate pickinglegatohybrid pickingsweep pickingwhammy bar acrobatics, and circular vibrato in his music, as well as a wide range of recording techniques. As a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai transcribed some Steve Jams (Telecaster) - Yes - Going For The Best (DVD) Zappa's most rhythmically complex music, using a range of conceptualizations for the notation of rhythmic music.
Vai says "While transcribing the material, I was often confronted with situations that led me to reach into the intuitional areas of my imagination to come up with various notational devices and constructions that I had never seen before. I soon discovered that many contemporary composers were then and are still using these notations".
These concepts can be seen throughout the "Frank Zappa Guitar Book", which were composed of Vai's guitar and drum transcriptions from various Zappa albums. Vai toured with Zappa from toperforming selections of this technically demanding music with Zappa's band at the time. Vai designed the Ibanez JEM guitar, a unique instrument that incorporated a series of groundbreaking designs that have since become staples in feature throughout the guitar industry, in In speaking of the development of the guitar, Vai says, " Stratocasters had whammy bars —which were fantastic—but they were very limited, were always going out of tune, and had single-coil pickups.
Les Pauls had humbuckers —which gave Steve Jams (Telecaster) - Yes - Going For The Best (DVD) that real scream in the bridge position—but no whammy bar, and I didn't like the way they sat. Neither guitar had twenty-four frets. So I went to a guitar shop in Hollywood, where I had these elements implemented into a guitar what would have been considered a Superstrat at the time. The guitar was designed with a sharper body shape, a large cutaway around the neck, twenty-four frets, a fully floating tremolo system, a specially wired five-way pickup selector switch, and an output jack angled on the side of the body so that when you step on the cable, it doesn't pull out of your guitar.
I knew of course that these features would eventually be taken and used in other guitars, so I did something completely preposterous: I said, 'Put a handle in it!
Vai had several custom prototypes of these guitars built which were used on the Eat 'Em and Smile tour by Joe "Jem" Despagni, a custom guitar luthier and friend of Vai's. Due to Vai's highly coveted position in Roth's band, many guitar companies were eager to propose endorsement opportunities.
In response to these offers, Vai sent out the specifications of the JEM guitar, detailing that the company that returned the best guitar would be given the endorsement. Dissatisfied with the guitars returned and unwilling to compromise, Vai held out on a guitar endorsement until Ibanez approached him, sending him an instrument superior to that of the other companies and willing to follow his instructions.
Since its original release, the JEM has become one of the longest-running and most successful signature series guitars in history, with its sister guitar, the Ibanez RGbeing the second highest-selling guitar behind the Fender Stratocaster on the market.
Another design by Vai was the Ibanez Universethe first production seven-string guitarwhich was released in Used by Vai on much of Passion and Warfare and all of Whitesnake's Slip of the Tonguethe Universe was a large stepping stone for the burgeoning Nu-metal genre with bands such as KornLimp BizkitFear Factory and Meshuggah having adopted the instrument and incorporating it into their signature sound.
Having always enjoyed the aspect of teaching and sharing his experiences in life and in the music business, Vai began a series of "Alien Guitar Secrets" masterclasses in a touring masterclass in which Vai holds open forum discussion about his own experiences in the music industry, explains the key principles to understanding success, plays to backing tracks often inviting class attendees to jam with himanswers questions, articulates key points of guitar technique, and more importantly goes beyond the technique and into the more profound esoteric principles at play.
Often embarking on masterclass tours through Europe, South America, and Russia, Vai considers this ongoing series of classes as one of his most important contributions. Guitar effects manufacturer Eventide approached Vai in the mids to contribute unique ideas for their H effects unit. Vai suggested many specific concepts, such as diatonic pitch change and multi-voice harmony, that were used in the unit and have since become standard algorithms in guitar effects processors.
InVai's signature series high-output "Evolution" humbucker pickup set was released by DiMarzio. InVai had begun working with the Carvin Corporation to design a signature series of Legacy amplifiers, which were used on his Epic Records release The Ultra Zone. In the s, Vai began touring in European and Asian countries such as Russia and China as well as South America, often having been the first American rock act in history to have performed in these areas.
With the broadcasting of this event on January 26,Vai became the first rock artist ever broadcast on a Chinese television program. Vai's personal studio, The Harmony Hutis a large edifice located in his backyard equipped with a full control room and performance room. Before his endorsement with Ibanez, Vai was endorsed by Charvel guitars, most notably using a green and black San Dimas model. In addition, over the course of his career, Vai has used guitars made by various other companies, including JacksonFenderand Gavtone.
Generally for live use he utilizes the unit for stereo effects such as delaychorusand phasewith a separate preset for the parameters of each different song in his setlist. The Axe-Fx MFC foot controller is set up in conjunction with the unit, allowing Vai to switch effects on and off in a fashion reminiscent to that of standard stompboxes. The centerpiece of the pedalboard is the Axe-Fx MFC foot controller for the Axe-Fx II XL, which, as previously mentioned, controls the effects in a manner similar to switching on and off stompboxes.
There are two expression pedals used for the Axe-Fx, one to act as a volume pedaland the other to control the harmonizer built into the Axe-Fx unit. From the output of the Whammy, the signal heads into the input of the Carvin Legacy amplifier head. Out of the effects loop of the Legacy, the signal heads directly into the Axe-Fx II XL, where it is split into stereo and the effects are applied and controlled via the MFC foot controller. Out of the output of the Axe-Fx, one signal is sent back to the original Legacy head return, and a second is sent to a second Carvin Legacy head return, bypassing the preamp stage completely and acting as a slave power amp.
Vai utilizes his stereo setup on effects like delay, where he sets up two separate delay times one slower and one faster and allows them to alternate back and forth. The signal is then sent from the amp to the 4x12 Carvin Legacy speaker cabinets loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Vai uses AKG microphones to mic his amps, and uses a separate Carvin power amp to power a direct guitar monitor cabinet instead of relying on the PA. InVai began working with the Carvin Corporation to design a signature series of Legacy amplifiers, which were used on his album The Ultra Zone.
Detailed gear diagrams of both Vai's  and guitar rigs  are well-documented. Since the late s, Vai has resided in Encino, Los Angeles with his family. Vai is married to Pia Maioccoformer bassist of the band Vixen who can be seen in the film Hardbodieswith whom he has two children, Julian and Fire Vai.
Not including guest appearances. Vai started his recording career in with Frank Zappa, and has since recorded with a plethora of artists and bands. InVai began his career as a solo artist with his release of Flex-Ableand solidified his place as a virtuoso rock guitarist with his acclaimed release of Passion and Warfare.
His discography consists of nine studio albums, two EPstwo special albums, eight live albums, twelve soundtracks, twenty compilation albumsand six DVD releases.
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Aug 21, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - The best jam I’ve ever witnessed (1/6) YouTube Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Lesson - House of the Rising Sun Breakdown - Duration: TrueFire 1,, views. Steve’s Guitar Store Since my early experience working for luthier Michael Gurian in , I have remained active building, repairing and restoring stringed instruments. After relocating to Seattle in and finding some good workshop space downtown, I’ve been devoting more time to some of the dozens of “projects” picked up in. Michael Jackson Bucharest Live Tour is the best concert I have ever seen in my life (have the DVD) I have been to many, many concerts and this is the best. I watch the DVD over and over again. Every time I watch it I see something I missed in an earlier viewing. Michael is the greatest entertainer we have ever had, a gift from heaven unappreciated.
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Guitar lessons, master courses and live guitar lessons from + world-class teachers. Learn guitar online and join over ,+ who have enjoyed our guitar lessons. Beginner to advanced for acoustic and electric. Apr 22, · I think Lick Library Albert Lee by Steve Trovato is also a great DVD Steve is a great teacher and explains and breaks down some Albert Lee style solos he's put together along with backing tracks. This DVD is really good and he also shows right hand technique for people new to the style. Here's a sample from the DVD.
Steve’s Guitar Store Since my early experience working for luthier Michael Gurian in , I have remained active building, repairing and restoring stringed instruments. After relocating to Seattle in and finding some good workshop space downtown, I’ve been devoting more time to some of the dozens of “projects” picked up in.
Feb 4, - '70s Rock Guitarists. See more ideas about Rock guitarist, Guitarist, Musician pins. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers:) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule.
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