Yup, emojis have crept into teleprompting!
This was a special circumstance, because the dialogue between two actors was rapid fire. Their names would actually take up too much space on the screen.
Normally the solution is to just delete their names entirely and specify colors like what you see: Larry’s text is Yellow, Mary’s text is in White etc …but the talent wanted… emojis:)
So, I snuck online, found a site that is a copy/paste dictionary for emojis at a decent resolution… then asked the talent who they wanted to be… A Unicorn and a Koala. Then find > replace. Boom!
And that’s the story behind this image 🙂
Actually, the teleprompter software I use, PresentationPrompter, will allow for jpegs, too, so if you need to include a reference slide like PowerPoint or Keynote or the picture of a happy cat to make the talent smile… it’s now easy!!!
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