Welcome to BasicallyRed.com!

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.

 
LOGO DESIGN: Top Dog Recruiting, LLC.
LOGO DESIGN: Top Dog Recruiting, LLC.

Created in Illustrator. The following is a testimonial from Chris Shoulet of Top Dog Recruiting, LLC.

“Working with Stevie has been one of the best professional experiences I’ve had in over 25 years! Her consultative approach is second to none! She really understands your business, your goals and objectives, and asks all the right questions and comes back with EXACTLY what you want, even if you don’t know what you want! She has an exceptional gift for being able to delivery outstanding (and I mean OUTSTANDING!) service and products that stand head and shoulders above others that I’ve worked with throughout the years with any of my companies! She has a great sense of humor, she’s highly polished and professional, but totally down to earth, and one of the best humans you could ever work with. And after 20 years of logos, collateral, websites and graphics that have been so so.. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE .. LOVE … LOVE the work that Stevie has done for me! We have been getting compliments all day long on our new logo! And I can’t wait to get the new website launched! If you are looking for someone who really understands your business and your graphic needs and business goals and objectives and produce Far SUPERIOR products than anyone else.. Stevie is who you need to be talking to! Whether you know exactly what you want, or you need someone to help guide you through your process, Stevie and Basically Red stand far above the rest… You need to be talking to Stevie!!! THANK YOU!!!”

~Chris Shoulet, Top Dog Recruiting, LLC.

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LOGO DESIGN: KMC Infosolutions
LOGO DESIGN: KMC Infosolutions

Created in Illustrator for KMC InfoSolutions, this logo symbolizes the 6 different service options that the company offers. The circle of colors is the cycle of InfoSolutions service offerings.  Read More »

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.

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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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