I couple years ago I created this DVD package design for Todd Sucherman, the drummer for Styx. If you were alive in the 80′s you definitely have heard of them. Such greats as Renegade or Blue Collar Man. I was lucky enough to not only create this design but I also was a camera man on the shoot and took the pictures for the DVD and a drumming lesson book. This project was a 6 panel, tri-fold DVD package that won Best Instructional DVD in ‘Modern Drummer Magazine’ in 2009 and 2010. Not to mention 2009 Best in Show at the NAMM show and 2009 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll – 1st place.
Designing this package design was an absolute blast. For 3 days we stayed in a large ranch house that was miles from civilization. We worked until we were zombies and ate like kings. One morning, before dawn broke, we hauled Todd’s drum set to the edge of a cliff looking over a river. It was an amazing sunrise jam session that we filmed in high definition. After the shoot we all drove home (most of us live in Austin, including Todd) and I slept for days. Soon after I started on the print work. I was very honored to work on this project.
Todd Sucherman brings the knowledge of thousands of gigs, shows and recording sessions along with over three decades as a professional drummer to this useful and unique DVD package. Astonishing technique, power and musicality explode from the various musical and solo performances throughout this presentation. Working with artists over a myriad of genres diverse as Styx, Brian Wilson, Spinal Tap, Eric Marienthal, Peter Cetera, John Wetton, Steve Cole, The Falling Wallendas and countless more, there’s a wealth of knowledge imparted that goes way beyond just the technical aspects of drumming. Pick up a copy online here.