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Many times it is desirable to accentuate certain portions of the stage with light. This can have a very dramatic effect, but also can be used very subtly. A dramatic use of a special would be having a single instrument light an actor. A more subtle use of a special would be to highlight an actor during an important speech without reducing the existing lighting.

Ellipsoidal instruments are usually used for specials, due to their focusing and shuttering capabilities.

Steve Richardson 2000-07-06

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