A Teleprompter for your next shoot?

No more script learning, a true confidence in your words while keeping a straight look at the camera?
The Answer -> A Teleprompter.

It’s not just for TV presenters, you can also benefit from this tool in your next shooting.
Here’s what you need to know about it and why it can make sense to use one in your next shooting.

The principle is relatively simple, a screen put below the camera lens is reflected to the eyes of the presenter using a sheet of clear glass.
Here the screen is a usual Ipad, then mixed with an Ikan system.

 What’s a teleprompter?

BMPCC6K with a teleprompter
A teleprompter, also known as autocue, (in reference to cue cards, or note cards) – A Teleprompter is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text.
Because the speaker can look straight at the lens while reading the script, the teleprompter creates the illusion that the speaker has memorized the speech or is speaking spontaneously, looking directly into the camera lens – at the audience.
Notes or cue cards, on the other hand, require the presenter to look at them instead of at the lens, which leaves an impression of distraction.

How it works

How a teleprompter works
The screen is put in front and usually below the lens and the words are reflected the eyes of the presenter using a sheet of clear glass.
To make it work, the text must also be mirrored.
I’m using here an App Called Teleprompter on the iPad and it works fine. You can also use a remote to control the scrolling. You can also find smaller versions for Smartphones – however, a bigger size is more convenient.
On this App, you can control many settings, like the speed, the size, the background…

Why it can make sense to use one

Confidence in your works thanks to a teleprompter
  • No need to learn a script
  • Confidence in your words
  • Look straight in the camera : Effect is that you speak directly to the audience
    (And not the cheap version of holding a piece of paper next to it – because we can see it)
BUT: Bigger setup, less flexible – Still need to get used to it – that means we should not have the impression that you’re reading!

 In a nutshell it’s a very useful tool that can save a lot of time during a shoot – at the same time, the way you talk- you’re acting skills – are more important.

Find more videos like this in my Blog and follow me on LinkedIn.

Let's Talk

Drop me a line


Travaillons ensemble !


Ich freue mich von Ihnen zu hören!