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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.

 
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 »

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 »