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All Good Things: The Unheard Chad and Jeremy

In advance of the Chad and Jeremy Fall 2016 tour (their final full-length North American tour), the artists requested the  compilation an anthology on three CDs and forty-page photo book. Alma reviewed over fifty years of photos in cooperation with noted rock photographer, Gered Mankowitz, artists’ management, family and friends. Alma prepared the complete chronological layout for the book, covers and loose art card for a package featuring over 300 unseen photos.

When designing the visual elements for the CDs, Alma decided to dovetail with the rough era of the songs on each disc: the sixties being represented by the classic look of Ember Records, the eighties by Rocshire Records and the present by the style of their current record label, Electric Paintbox.
This Anthology is limited to 300 copies, Alma’s personal copy may be requested for review at in-person meetings.

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All Good Things: Complete Track Listing

This final video which preceded the release of All Good Things includes the full track listing for the three CD set. Of the 76 tracks, only six were previously heard, and even then those were heard on TV appearances, and radio commercials.

The video also features the disc art, which Alma designed to be reminiscent of what labels Chad and Jeremy were signed to during the eras present on each disc.

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All Good Things: Announcement Video

After Chad and Jeremy decided to compile and release their anthology, Alma designed all of the visuals for the project (more details in the post specifically related to the product’s release). In advance, the following video was released to promote the book and three CD set. The following video was made within After Effects.

As a note, this was a second version of the video as the number of books to be produced was increased to 300 from 100 due to popular demand.

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Benefit for Owen Shelly

In summer 2016, Chad Stuart’s stepson Owen had to be hospitalized due to pulmonary hypertension. He was placed on the transplant list to receive a double-lung transplant. That transplant came sixty days after he entered the ICU and he is (at the time of this post) still in the hospital recovering from this massive operation.

A group of musicians organized a benefit concert for Owen to take place on July 31 at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA. Alma attended the show to provide media support for the show as well as thank the artists and management who were involved. The entire show was streamed to Facebook Live (Part 1 and Part 2) and recorded in high definition video. Alma took photos throughout the show.

The post production for this footage needed to be fast, so Alma used mobile versions of Lightroom and Photoshop to process photos. Alma also created several titles within After Effects ahead of time so videos could be edited and published more quickly. Photos are still being posted to LilMarauder Productions’ Instagram page and one is linked below. Video links are coming soon.

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Jeremy Clyde, Rick Jones, Valerie Neal: So Right Tonight

Jeremy Clyde on vacation in the US after the May 2015 tour. Last September, Rick Jones and Valerie Neal performed with Jeremy to launch his first solo album, The Bottom Drawer Sessions, No 1 (linked are details on my work on the album). This song is another from the bottom drawer.

This video was shot on my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with a 7.5mm F/3.5 fisheye lens and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Audio was recorded on a Tascam handheld recorder (on the table) and synced with video footage during post production.

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Jeremy Clyde: Willow Weep for Me

The Chad and Jeremy tour scheduled in May 2015 was cut short by an emergency which left Chad unable to travel. Jeremy sang four songs on his own at the Cannery in North Las Vegas.

Chad has since had a successful knee replacement and we are all very happy for that.

This video was shot on my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with a 7.5mm F/3.5 fisheye lens and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 with effects created in Adobe After Effects.

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Mike Pender’s Searchers: When You Walk In The Room

Through my work with Chad and Jeremy, I’ve been fortunate to know other artists from the 1960s. In March 2015, I joined several dates of the British Invasion Tour, which included the artists: Terry Sylvester, Mike Pender, Chad and Jeremy, Billy J Kramer, Denny Laine and Peter Asher.

This video was shot on my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with a 25mm F/1.4 TV lens and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 with effects created in Adobe Photoshop.

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Vlad and Jeremy Album Joke Poster

Vlad & Jeremy Album PosterAfter working with Rick Jones and Valerie Neale, friends of Chad and Jeremy’s, we began to joke about the (fictional) older, darker music group “Vlad and Jeremy”. Inspired by the album art Rick created, I developed a publicity poster for the album’s resurrection, complete with tracks spun-off from Chad and Jeremy hits. The poster was posted on Chad and Jeremy social media channels in time for Halloween 2014

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LilMarauder.com Logo Redesign and Website Launch

The original logo and symbol for LilMarauder Productions played heavily on the “marauder” part of the name. However, increasing client work demanded a move towards a simpler, cleaner symbol which could feature in watermarks. Over the course of a month, Alma developed a new logo that was based on the slightly shattered look of the logo for 6th Floor Studios.

Alma also expanded the LilMarauder website from the few photo galleries it had been to something that provided a little more information about her experience, values and interests. Initially, Alma used a set of HTML5 and CSS3 templates, modifying them and and carving the elements in to chunks to be re-assembled using PHP.

Visit LilMarauder.com

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