What teleprompter equipment do I use?

[st_row id_wrapper=”elm_59e890a1ef059″ ][st_column span=”span12″ id_wrapper=”elm_59e890a1ef011″ ][st_text wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_opacity_slider=”” id_wrapper=”elm_59e890a1eefab” ] I’ve seen a lot of changes in the teleprompter industry. When I first started, a teleprompter was mostly limited to the studio. I used my client’s crazy proprietary “remote” teleprompter system that would give a composite video out, but only display to…

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Michael Bay’s CES meltdown from a teleprompter operator’s perspective

The awkward Michael Bay teleprompter moment has been shared worldwide, yet it could have been easily prevented. Director Michael Bay spoke briefly at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday, to talk about the new large screen curved displays from Samsung. The talk was streamed live. Michael was supposed to read from a downstage monitor (DSM.)…

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How does a presidential teleprompter work?

The presidential teleprompter demystified: no, the audience can’t see your words. When I was a kid, and saw photographs of these glass panels around a lectern, I just thought they were bullet-proof glass to protect the speaker. Like, someone Secret Service dude knew exactly where an enemy would fire from:) I’ve also had people ask…

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Why did I superimpose teleprompter text over the Director’s face?

I’ve wanted to try putting teleprompted script over a person’s face for years. It made sense: put the words for the talent to read as usual, but also superimpose the friendly face of the director to nod, smile or just be the focus. It’s the combination of an Interrotron, MirrorCam™, or EyeDirect with a traditional…

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Teleprompting for Graduation or Commencement

[st_row id_wrapper=”elm_59e890a27c172″ ][st_column span=”span12″ id_wrapper=”elm_59e890a27c12e” ][st_text 1=”#_EDITTED” 2=”#_EDITTED” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_opacity_slider=”” id_wrapper=”elm_59e890a27c0d5″ ] I have a long history with commencement (aka graduation) ceremonies. This is because I used to play saxophone in the marching bands for both my high school and university. At least once a year, we’d perform ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ over…

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