Can you solve this teleprompting puzzle, Neil?
I was asked to bring in a teleprompter for a major brokerage firm in San Francisco. It was the 40th anniversary of their founding so they were making a big deal of the production, using RED cameras paired with gigantic, impressive lenses. On top of that, they requested the ability to prompt at 90º since their camera would be tilted on its side to enable vertical 9:16 when projected at their big meeting, months away.
The solution was to mount our large 19″ prompter freestanding on our C-stand, so that their camera could be angled however it needed to be on its OWN tripod. This way our teleprompter text is the correct orientation for the speaker.
If it wasn’t a locked off shot—perhaps a dolly or slider—there is a bracket that tilts the whole camera and teleprompter package on their side, together.