September 24, 2015
Top 7 Tips for Using a Professional Teleprompter
A professional teleprompter, or Autocue as it is known in the British Commonwealth, can be a very helpful tool for speaking on camera – when used properly. While […]
July 11, 2015
Teleprompter Career Gratitude
I’ve been teleprompting professionally for at least 26 years now. I started thinking how cool life is. I just felt it needed to be put out […]
May 11, 2015
Can’t I just do my own teleprompting?
“Why don’t I just rent your teleprompter and do this myself?” People watch us operate our gear and see that the show is smooth with great […]
May 10, 2015
“I’m just starting out. Hiring a teleprompter operator is overkill.”
You don’t need to hire a teleprompting professional. But I really recommend not using a teleprompter app on autoscroll by yourself. Just get your spouse, friend, […]
June 1, 2014
Zen Teleprompting
Teleprompting is a dance. People often assume that the teleprompter operator drives the speed of the speech. They think that we just set the pace and […]
January 7, 2014
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 […]
January 6, 2014
How does a teleprompter work?
A teleprompter is the modern version of “smoke and mirrors.” There was this theatrical method called “Pepper’s Ghost” in the 1860’s that used a stretched piece […]
December 17, 2013
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, […]
December 11, 2013
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, […]
December 5, 2013
It’s a travel necklace
The necklace that I wear at all times is a conversation starter. People from clerks to CEOs, and bicycle messengers to busy librarians have remarked “What […]
December 4, 2013
Teleprompting for Graduation or Commencement
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 […]
December 2, 2013
Ocean cliffs and our outdoor teleprompter
Teleprompting outside can be fun and challenging. You’re at the mercy of the weather and geography, and are often hours from any support. Today we shot […]

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