The Shadow Knows…
I pause when I think of this phrase, because the power of light is the shadows.
I discovered storytelling in College. I started as a modern dancer working on ways to tell stories in abstract ways. It was fun but I was not finding the power in my stories. Using lighting for dance and theatre I continued to work on the techniques of creating environments that can communicate the emotion, and I was still missing something.
I discovered filmmaking. I started with pushing the dolly, I loved it. I learned to choreograph for the visual story. Then I worked with the lighting and grip gear that used light to create shadows.
This is when I found that visual story-telling was the medium where I could use all of my training.
Lighting is the beauty, the shadow is the power. I discovered the stories in the shadows.