Hey ya'll I'm Shannon, a soon to be BFA-3 Lighting Designer at CalArts up in Valencia, CA. CalArts is what it is, but there are some defenite good people there, and some good times to be had. It's a crazy liberal art school, so just let your imagine wander, and that will fill in the story of the school and all of it's glory. Nontheless, I go there.. LoL. I'm a lighting designer by study, a photographer by trade, and somehow I hope to tie it all together. Oh, and I'm more partial to installation art with ligthing, as well as dance shows.. And, with photography, I'm partial to fashion photography, as well as artistic portraits. Primarily. Yes. But, on a more important note.. Okay, so I need to figure out where the heck I'm going to go to grad school. I mean, I've got the next year to basically college search and solidify what exactly I want to study, because I'm actually still a bit up in the air about it all.. So.. I'm thinking I either want to continue to study Lighting Design for Theatre/Film, OR I want to study Photography.. However, what kind of photography, I'm not sure. I'm leaning towards Crime Scene Photography, just because I think it's interesting.. But, it's a little crazy.. So, Commercial Photography is boring, and just doing traditional portraits is a bit wonky.. Weddings are awesome, all of those "timeless" moment kinda things are fun.. But, really just Photography in general.. Like for specialized purposes, as in people needing artistic/erotic/personal photos.. Yea.. Part of me wants to say that I want to actually go back into Biochemistry.. But, I really doubt that. So, as far as Lighting Design is concerned.. I'm thinking about going to NYU. I'd go to Yale, but I don't want to be a cookie cutter. Other than that though, I don't know where else to look into. If Chris Akerlind gets his program running by the time I get out CalArts, then I'd like to look at going to Columbia.. But, that's still up in the air. Now Photography on the other hand.. I have NO IDEA where to look at, so any suggestions or directions to go in would be greatly appreciated. Anyone out there in the world.. Help!