Hi! I'm a sophomore in high school, and after watching numerous videos of EDC and Beyond Wonderland, I've become fascinated with lighting and how it's programmed to look so amazing. So I started trying to do research, and I couldn't find anything...But Luckily I've found this website!!!!
So basically I know for a fact, I want to major in Computer Science, there are no ifs ands or buts about it. I know for a fact I want to. But I was wondering if it's possible from that to flow over into the lighting aspect of things. Like programming the lights to come up a certain way, and stuff like that. I did a programming project last semester in math, and I absolutely loved it :D. I found it fun and challenging, and rewarding in the end. I've seen websites where people have careers working for Disney world and concerts of famous artist. And It seems like those people get a hefty amount for their work. Which I found surprising. Any who, I'm seriously looking into a career, and would love more info, and to have some questions answered. But my main one for right now is can a degree in computer science help me in a lighting career? Because I know my family wants me to at least major in that so I have a back up plan.
And as for getting experience in high school. It's almost impossible I think for me to get into the control booth and learn, because there is person who is already trained to run it, and when she graduates next year, there is already someone in line to take her place. My Drama teacher has offered me to come and check it out, so I will go and see him to see if I there is room for me to learn.
Thanks in advance!