From the author’s webpage: “Running a spotlight is harder than it looks. To do it well, you need to understand how the light and its controls work, you need some training, and you need some practice.
Unfortunately, for many people, your first exposure to operating a spotlight is getting handed a pile of color and directions to the spot booth or catwalk one day when people are short, and maybe, if you’re lucky, getting a quick rundown on the controls from someone in a hurry to get to their own place before the show starts.
This book is an attempt to give you the information that, in at least my opinion, every good spotlight operator should know. It isn’t really a substitute for hands-on training and experience, but it’s a start.