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follow spot

[′fäl·ō ‚spät]
(electricity)
A high-intensity spotlight used to follow action in arenas and stadiums and on large stages; it is equipped with adjustable iris and shutter controls, and its light source is either a carbon arc or an incandescent bulb.

follow spot

A theater spotlight used to follow a performer on the stage.
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Theoretically, this could allow designers to harness all of the flexibility of a moving head light, including the ability to light a moving actor, and would eliminate the safety risks and time needed to put follow spot operator platforms in space.
Participants will have the chance to sit in prompt corner, operate a follow spot and stand onstage in the course of an exploration that will cost them pounds 5 - including a glass of wine at the bar - and last about two hours.
Used as a replacement for intelligent lighting fixtures in applications such as a follow spot, a digital projector can be much more economical, easy to obtain, and portable.
The ceiling of the house contains three steel catwalks off side aisles for front-of-house (FOH) illumination, backed by an oversized follow spot booth housing three Super Troupers.
The shabby red tabs (so badly in need of replacing) light up with a follow spot and Richard appears in top-hat and frock-coat - a song-and-dance man from a 19th-century musical farce (pictured).
During a performance I could be moving the set, operating a follow spot, helping with props, sweeping, mopping - it all depends on the show's requirements.
The dancers hatch plots, hog the follow spot and flirt outrageously with the audience, each other and the Prince.
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Clay Paky's portfolio of products includes the so-called moving heads, follow spots and projectors that are used at live concerts, in theaters and studios as well as in the area of architainment.