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Hey there! Welcome to Stevie Caldarola's Portfolio. Stevie is a budding photographer, video editor, visual effects artist, lighting designer and graphic designer. She has been an avid amateur photographer since she could first use a camera. In college, Stevie minored in photography while earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology (specializing in Lighting Design). Currently, Stevie is on hiatus from her studies to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from Academy of Art University in Animation and Visual Effects.
 
Some of the skills that Stevie have mastered include camera operation (SLR and video), advanced Adobe Photoshop, advanced Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Wordpress theme design and coding, programming on all ETC consoles, select Strand consoles, Hogs, and Jands Vista, bookkeeping, and great writing and computer skills.

 
Happy 40th, ILM!
Happy 40th, ILM!

I would like to thank Industrial Light and Magic for 40 years of eye candy, especially the 2 fantastic coffee table books I own on their visual effects. Because, you know, I read them. A lot.  Read More »

LIGHTING DESIGN: Blood Bath, Pandemic Collective
LIGHTING DESIGN: Blood Bath, Pandemic Collective

This lighting and projection design was a challenge and I’m very pleased with the results. For the lights, I only had 8 dimmers to work with. For projection, I utilized Isadora.

Photos courtesy of Pandemic Collective. Read More »

GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Hot Seat for ARTiculate: Real&Clear
GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Hot Seat for ARTiculate: Real&Clear

I so enjoyed making this graphic in Adobe Photoshop for ARTiculate: Real&Clear! Read More »

LIGHTING DESIGN: Cock at the Edge Theater
LIGHTING DESIGN: Cock at the Edge Theater

What a fun and frustrating challenge this show was – directed by Robert Kramer, starring Michael and Rachel Bouchard, Brian Landis Folkins and Chris Kendall. The script, by Mike Bartlett, describes that the show should have no set, no lights, no sound, no props. What? What?! While that can mean endless possibility, it can also easily cause “deer in the headlights” reaction. Set designer Christopher Waller started off the design team with a fantastic idea to create a cock fighting ring set up in the theater. That risky idea created a unique setting in which I could play with lighting (again, pretty much in the round) against a black and dull metallic background. Robert wanted us designers to have a lot of creative license, so he didn’t push too much with ideas, but did know that he wanted a dark, shadowy design that would cause actors to walk in and out of the light to help drive the scene.  Read More »

LIGHTING DESIGN: MF-er with the Hat
LIGHTING DESIGN: MF-er with the Hat

Motherfucker with the Hat at The Edge Theater, directed by Josh Hartwell.  Photos by Rachel Graham. Read More »

Daily Inspiration: 2015 Theme Song
Daily Inspiration: 2015 Theme Song

Well, this might be a bit mushy for some folk, but it’s powerful for me, so I’m posting it. The song speaks for itself. 2014 was supposed to be my year. It wasn’t, but as they say, you can’t win them all. 2015 brings 30 and who knows what else. All I can do is Carry On.

May I always hear the sound of my feet upon the ground, and the same to you in 2015. Cheers.

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VIDEO: Tips for Holiday Parties
VIDEO: Tips for Holiday Parties

I shot and edited this fun video for ARTiculate: Real&Clear. We wanted to do a fun spoof video for the holidays, but also make sure to give relevant content that would be beneficial to the audience. The result is fun, was quick to put together, and makes me laugh every time I watch it. Enjoy and Happy Holidays! (And always remember to Merry responsibly :) ) Read More »

LIGHTING DESIGN – Buried Child at The Edge Theater
LIGHTING DESIGN – Buried Child at The Edge Theater

Buried Child at The Edge Theater in Lakewood, Colorado. Directed by Rick Bernstein. Photos by Rachel GrahamRead More »