About the author:
Kade Mendelowitz is the Lighting Designer and Technical Director for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Theatre & Film, where he is a Professor. He has authored two cross-platform (Mac and Windows) multimedia titles which teach about lighting or sound design. He has also produced a 4-disc set of Makeup for the Theatre instructional DVD’s with Tara Maginnis of Costumes.org fame.
After growing up on the Lower East Side in New York, New York and attending the High School of Art & Design, Kade earned a BFA in Scenography from SUNY New Paltz (New York) and an MFA in theatre design from Temple University (Philadelphia).
In 2012 he completed “The Messenger” - a feature length movie he wrote, directed, and edited which won an Indie award for Technical Merit and was a selection in the S.U.R.G.E. - Annual International Social Uprising Resistance and Grassroots Encouragement Film Festival. He created, wrote, and produced “Water Stealers” – an interactive sci-fi video adventure which combined live actors and animation, and put the viewer in control. It won the Platinum: Best in Show Aurora Award for 2004). He wrote and directed an interactive “Alice in Wonderland” in which the audience followed Alice and the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, accompanying them on their adventures!
In 2006 he won “Best Training Video” from Videomaker Magazine for “Theatrical Lighting Basics”. Kade won “Best in show: Animation” at the Fairbanks Film Festival for his animated short “Love at First Light” and an honorable mention for his animated short “Hounds”.
Reviews of his work include “The play boasts a fantastic set, with scene design by Kade Mendelowitz. The transition from one scene and business to another is absolutely flawless in its execution” for Nickel and Dimed reviewed by Scott McCrea for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, November, 2013 and “The lighting imparts a suitably moody and mysterious atmosphere. And the set is lean and imaginative with an arch that seems like the portal dividing life from death, and a towering conical canopy through which the spirits emerge or retreat” for Hamlet Dreams reviewed by Robert Hannon, December, 2001.
Learn more about his work at: http://www.TheatricalDesign.com/kade/
This workbook has been designed to be used in conjunction with the multimedia cross-platform DVD "Theatrical Lighting Design Interactive" by Kade Mendelowitz, version 3.
It includes assignments, scripts and resources not found on the DVD.
Featuring 16 assignments (some are quizzes, some papers, some draftings), it is a full curriculum which guides a student through the DVD in a logical progression.