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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.

 
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 »

GRAPHIC DESIGN: CJ Ceremonies Logo
GRAPHIC DESIGN: CJ Ceremonies Logo

My newest graphic design project is a logo for wedding officiant and life journey coach Robin Miller. Robin is very classy and classic, but also has a fun spark and a wonderfully bubbly personality. I wanted to encompass all of that in her logo, while still focusing on what services she offers.  Read More »

Co- LIGHTING DESIGN: Ludlow 1914
Co- LIGHTING DESIGN: Ludlow 1914

Through tons of (unfortunate) politics (not from LIDA) and a long, long daily commute, I recently completed my first show with the LIDA Project. Put on at THEATREWORKS in Colorado Springs, this show was commissioned to remember the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, a horrific event in Colorado’s history, that, while not well publicized or taught, was the ignition for a lot of union movement back in the day.

Directed by Brian Freeland, the show took lots of blood, sweat and tears from all involved. SteeVee Dee (Steven Deidel), Scenographer, worked long and hard to try to achieve big results with little resources. It was a fantastic experience co-designing with him on this project.

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LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard III for Wolf Theatre Academy
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard III for Wolf Theatre Academy

Lighting design at the Mizel Art & Culture Center for the Wolf Theatre Academy summer camp production of Richard III. Photos by BLF Photography. Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY: Athena Project Festival
PHOTOGRAPHY: Athena Project Festival

Photography for the 2014 Athena Project Festival based in Denver, Colorado. Photos taken on Canon Rebel T3i and edited in Photoshop. Read More »

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Out with the Old for ARTiculate: Real&Clear
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Out with the Old for ARTiculate: Real&Clear

This month’s article for ARTiculate: Real&Clear talks about spring cleaning. Diana Dresser talks about the fact that spring cleaning is not just for our homes, but also important for all aspects of our lives, including presentation habits. For some reason, spring cleaning always thinks of advertising from the 1950’s. Maybe I associate spring cleaning with housewives, or maybe it just has a nostalgic feel to me. To illustrate Diana’s article, I decided to mimic that nostalgic feel, while also trying to add some whimsy. The result, I think, is classic and fun. What do you think? Read More »

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Ads for Dance Show Program
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Ads for Dance Show Program

These are just a few of about 25 ads that I was commissioned to create for a dance school’s upcoming show. The ads are a part of the show program book. I used Photoshop for this entire project. Ads ranged from full page, half page and quarter page, full color to grayscale. Elements like photos and wording are submitted by the purchaser, and I was tasked with layout, design elements, and any fixes that might be needed. More examples of this work are available upon request.
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VIDEO: All Ivy+ Career Expo Explainer Video
VIDEO: All Ivy+ Career Expo Explainer Video

This explainer video was comissioned by Robin Kane and Ryan McCaw, the Vice President and President (respectively) of the Penn Alumni Club of Colorado. They are on the board of the group that holds the All Ivy+ Career Expo here in the Rocky Mountain region. Hilary Blair and Kenny Storms of ARTiculate: Real&Clear attending this year’s expo, with Kenny shooting video of the event. Hilary was tasked with recording the voice over, while I took on all of the editing. This video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro. Read More »