Teleprompter tips x 10 brought to you by Profilm so you get the best from your teleprompter session.
How to get better results with a teleprompter
number 1 always Clean the teleprompter glass and camera lens.
number 2 Flag the light from hitting the screen of the teleprompter so you dont get flare on the lens or flare across the prompter glass.
number 3 set the text size and position on the screen so the presenters eyes dont move side to side or up and down.
number 4 a waist up portrait shot would look better coming from a 50 or 85 or longer lens which means in some cases the presenter will need to be further away from the teleprompter,
so you may need a larger teleprompter like this.
number 5 whoever is going to be reading the script really should be the person who wrote the script otherwise they will trip up with words they would never use on a daily basis .
number 6 helps number 5 Rehearse the script over and over to make it conversational so its not robotic and by doing this youl know wether you need to change any dialogue before the recording.
number 7 the font on the teleprompter will be basic and some software will not allow special characters so if you need to use Prompts or cues within the dialogue then create yourself a legend such as a comma will mean take a breather, a complete line break will mean take a pause,
a section within quotation marks could mean emphasise this part,
and brackets quotation marks could mean really emphasise this part,
number 8 Use your body language as much as your voice, dont be afraid to use facial expressions and use your hands
a second camera for long presentations can work well with continuity, during the edit you may need to cut and replace sections of the presentation and this second camera can make it seamless
number 10 backdrops ,try not to have any backdrop that will take the focus away from the presenter, but try to match the look of the subject matter or at least relate to it
such as white high key backdrops are clinical for medical and legal,theyre good for sports and they look healthy and clean ,
The Low key black backdrops can be mysterious, dangerous or moody and used in presentations such as a promotional presentation for this Film Noir book,
and green screen or chroma key gives opportunity for anything, high key low key stills or video,
try not to have any backdrop that will take away the focus from the presenter,
because less is more
to you by Jeff from Profilm studio
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we also have a teleprompter operator for hire with the teleprompter
contact us at the profilm studios for teleprompter hire, in the studio or at you place of work,
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