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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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Local orphan Sandy Paradise, lead followspot for Pippin at the Music Box Theatre, got her start from a job landed in the replacement room.
well, it's not that you have to go to college, but you do have to be educated to work with the technology, or you'll be left behind." According to Brendan Lynch, a second-generation member and former followspot operator for Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, family connections no longer insure reliable employment.
Cypress, CA, November 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- USHIO America, a leader in the specialty and general lighting marketplaces, introduces the Takumi-2000 Xenon Followspot. This 2kW xenon followspot has its roots in Japanese followspot manufacturing dating back to 1965.
Together these product features make the Takumi-2000 the best choice when purchasing a medium throw followspot today.
On Broadway My employed six followspots and a whole host of robotic Vari-lites to aid him in this task.
There are three pages of instructions for the follow spot assistant before the designer run and then another twenty-two pages regarding followspots in tech.
Lighting indicated the several locations by determining which parts of the set were revealed and the use of followspots. Dramatic and emotional impacts were influenced by the specific use of selectivity, color, and timing.