Here are a few tips for teleprompter operators. You might think me picky in writing these out, but they are time savers on shoots and for anyone who has ever had the privilege (or pain) of producing, you know time=money in film, television, and video production as much, if not more, than in any other field. Every minute counts. Every second counts. In hundreds and often thousands of dollars. Tip #1: Talent dictates speed. Basically, all you are doing when prompting is following along with them — when they speed up, you speed up. When they slow down, you slow down. And keep their words right by the cursor. It’s […]
A Teleprompter in the Sun Why did I give a Teleprompter Blog such a crazy title? I don’t know. I’ve been trying to think of what to write for this blog for a while. Would that it were sunny! It was a rainy Manhattan day. I was to arrive at a private residence in the Village at 9:00 in the morning. I was early. The residence was a penthouse. But not just one penthouse, it was three. THREE!
Brooklyn Studios are for the Trues Shooting in Brooklyn is done down and dirty I’m not going to lie, most shoots are tedious, but something about working in Brooklyn, helps move that tedium along. It’s not a bad thing, when something goes “on film” it’s permanent. You want it done right, because you aren’t going to get it done again. Plus there is a lot of money that goes into an average shoot. So the tedium, focus on details, and making sure it’s absolutely perfect, make a lot of sense. This was a typical green shoot, mostly close ups and cowboys. The talent had teleprompter experience so that was easy. […]
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The set is all ready to record promos for Transitcheck.com Today, for the first time, I worked the teleprompter in Spanish for American Movie Company. I am prompting for TransitCheck.com, and our clients want to make two videos: one in Spanish and one in English. Spanish is up first and I have to follow along the screen in Spanish, a language that I had been putting off learning for as long as I can remember. This might not make sense to you, but because there are a ton of local resources to teach me Spanish and so many Spanish speakers all around, it makes it harder for me to learn. In fact, […]