Kim Fain | Entertainment Design

Lighting & Media Designer | Creative Director | Consultant

Kim Fain | Entertainment Design
Lighting & Media Designer | Creative Director | Consultant
​​​​​Education:
2021                     The University of Iowa | MFA in Theatre Arts | Magna Cum Laude
                                               Emphasis in Lighting & Media Design
2012                     Southern Oregon University | BFA in Theatre | Cum Laude
                                               Emphasis in Lighting Design
                                               Minor in Native American Studies & Shakespeare Studies
2009                     College of the Siskiyous | AA in Technical Theatre
                                                Technical Theatre Certificate
Experience:
2021                     Lighting Designer, Dispossessed (Installation Art Gallery)
                               The University of Iowa - Grant Wood Fellow Elena Smyrniotis - Iowa City, Iowa, USA

2019-2021            Research Assistantship, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Office of Community Engagement
                               The University of Iowa - Arts Share - Iowa City, Iowa,USA

2018-2019            Projection Mapping Speaker - Station Programmer 
                               Live Design International - Projection Mapping Summit - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

2019                     Entertainment Design Fellowship - Corporate, Nightclub, Wedding
                               Rock The House Entertainment - Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2019                     Lighting Director, 98 Degrees
                               Wired Entertainment - Rhythm City Casino - Davenport, Iowa, USA

2018                     Master Electrician, Born Yesterday - Nunsense, The Musical - Tally's Folly
                               New Harmony Theatre - Murphy Auditorium - New Harmony, Indiana, USA

2014 - 2017          Assistant Manager Production – Lighting & Video (Designer-Operator-Programmer-Technician)
                               Carnival UK - P&O Cruises - Britannia Build Team - Southampton, England, UK

2016                     Lighting Designer, The Great Gatsby
                               The California Theatre Company - The Grand - Fresno, California, USA

2012 - 2014          Entertainment Staff - Lighting Apprentice
                               RCCL - Celebrity Cruises - Equinox, Infinity, Summit - Miami, Florida, USA

2012                     Lighting Designer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
                               Southern Oregon University - Center Stage Theatre - Ashland, Oregon, USA

2011                     Projection Designer, Speech & Debate
                               Oregon Shakespeare Festival - The Black Swan Theatre - Ashland, Oregon, USA

2008                     Lighting Designer, Spitfire Grill
                               College of the Siskiyous – Kenneth Ford Theatre – Weed, California, USA

2008                     Lighting Designer, Inspecting Carol
                               College of the Siskiyous – Kenneth Ford Theatre – Weed, California, USA

Related Experience:
2019                     Rock The House Entertainment - Corporate Design Fellowship
2015                     Carnival UK - Training Courses: GrandMA2, Hippotizer V4, ROBE Moving Light Maintenance,                                                 Just FX Pyrotechnics Operator, & Showtime Laser Operator
2012                     Oregon Shakespeare Festival - Internship in Lighting
2005                     ROP Work-Study, Fresno Board of Education - Lighting Technician I Certificate

Related Skills & Interests:
Lighting Consoles — ETC, HOG, GrandMA2, Strand, Avolites, Onyx
Lighting Softwares — Lightwright, Vectorworks, Vision, MA3D, Capture.se, Wysiwyg
Media Servers — Watchout, [Green Hippo]tizer, Qlab, Catalyst, Pandora’s Box, PowerPoint, Resolume, Isadora
Media Software — DaVinci Resolve, Adobe; Photoshop, Premiere Pro, In Design, After Effects, Illustrator
Lifts — Genie Lift Safety Certified at Sea, Mobile Platform Lift trained
Chicago Fly House Training — Aerial Rigging & Performer Flying
Carnival UK Training — ROBE Maintenance, [Green Hippo]tizer, GrandMA2, Showtime Laser, & Just FX Pyrotechnics

Awards:
Graduate Assistantship - University of Iowa - Fall 2018 thru Spring 2021
SOU Theatre Department Scholarship - Professional Development & Potential
Theatre Study Abroad: Thailand, Singapore, & Vietnam, focus on Water puppets & Shadow puppets
Music Study Abroad: Austria, Italy, & Czech Republic, focus on Music Business & Diplomacy

References:
Available Upon Request
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