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Any time a production brings an audience to laughter, or to tears, or simply envelops them in a story and makes them forget they aren't watching reality for a few moments, you had a hand in making that happen. That's pretty awesome. Unless you're doing lighting for a reality television show, in which case the pressure's off.

And if you have a less than glorious career in the film biz, you can always fall back on lighting community theatre productions or at the photo studio at Sears.