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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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Denny Laine: Nights in White Satin

A wonderful impromptu performance of Nights in White Satin, by Denny Laine.

Through Alma’s work with Chad and Jeremy, she’s been fortunate to know other artists from the 1960s. In March 2015, she 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 Alma’s Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with a 25mm F/1.4 TV lens, with multi-source audio, and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 with audio mastering in Adobe Audition.

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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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The Bottom Drawer Sessions Website and Graphic Design

Bottom Drawer Sessions No 1

Bottom Drawer Sessions No 1

Jeremy Clyde, who Alma does ongoing work with in the context of Chad and Jeremy, approached her in February of 2014 to work collaboratively on the graphic design of his solo album project. After a few rounds of conceptual art based on the name he’d chosen, The Bottom Drawer Sessions, Alma created a simple line art sketch. That sketch became the cornerstone of the entire graphics and marketing package, including album art.

Given the scope of the music project – Jeremy is simultaneously creating in-studio music videos and producing album tracks – Alma began to construct a robust and modern website, capitalizing on responsive design in HTML5 and CSS3 and providing a more immersive experience.

Continue Reading →

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Can We Help You? Video for Loyola DMS

Annually, there are massive updates to the online training courses for the Digital Media Services student workers. While planning media to highlight the vast array of equipment available through the department’s Equipment Loan Program, the team of supervisors differed in their ideas for what the video in training should look like.

Alma created storyboards for the three video variations and shot the footage for all of the videos simultaneously. Then she edited the video to each of the storyboard specifications. The video below is meant to promote the use of the equipment loan program because of its equipment selection and the friendliness of the staff. While students are not supposed to remember the entire list of equipment pieces, they should walk away with the impression that we have just about anything they need.

Alma shot the video using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. She edited the footage using Adobe Premiere CS6 with titles from Adobe After Effects CS6.

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