Diamond Amplification/Diamond Guitars/Diamond Tactical visit 25 March 15'

Blues City Music will be in Houston, Texas, 24-25 March 2015, to meet with owner Jeff Diamant and shop manager Sam Austin. I'm hoping to shoot 4 videos.

1.  Introduction to Diamond Amplification and how, when, and where this company is going.

2.  Introduction to Diamond Guitars what the future holds as far as models and pricing.

3.  Introduction to Diamond Tactical gig bag, guitar, effects, etc. MOLLE system products.

4. *** Live video of the just released Diamond Amplification 327SD guitar amp.  Sam Austin will demo this amp for me covering all aspects including Clean, Crunch, and Overdrive channels.

I'll be bringing my portable photography and video rigs with me to capture both days visit.  I'll be using my Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera with a 24/105 mm L lens, Speedlite 600 external flash, Manfrotto tripod, and IR shutter release for pristine pictures.  I'll be shooting in RAW and will edit later in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements 12.

For video, I'll use the same DSLR camera in Manual settings of 1/50 shutter speed, F8 aperture, and 1600 ISO +/-, in ALL AI, for stellar 1920 x 1280 HD video files.  Next will be a 1/8" or 3mm TRS plug from the camera to an XLR microphone cable to a Yamaha 2 channel mixer with Darlington mic preamps.  Out from the mixer will be an XLR cable to a Shure SM58 BLX wireless hand held vocal mic for narration during the videos, and another XLR cable to a Shure SM 57 for hookup to guitar amplifiers.  All will be monitored by a 19" LCD monitor to make sure audio and video is perfect.

Standby, I hope to have these videos edited and up on the BCM website, BCM Face Book, and BCM You Tube channel ASAP. 

James Burke
James Burke


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