Jo Mayer

"I got into lighting because I wanted to help create that 'magic' moment when the audience is not only entertained, but moved, informed and, hopefully, changed in a positive way by what they've seen and experienced. My job is to create a visual environment that best supports the connection between the actor and audience, an environment in which that magic can occur."

The neighbor's dogs sun themselves in the middle of the narrow road in front of Jo Mayer's house in the rustic Topanga Canyon area of Los Angeles. Her bird, Barney, tries to make conversation as he watches her sort through lighting plots for one of her current assignments. ...

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