teleprompting

June 1, 2014
Neil with Pendarvis Harshaw
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 […]
March 1, 2014
What teleprompter equipment do I use?
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 […]
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 3, 2013
Teleprompting in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese
Tonight was a blast—teleprompting for a local community hospital, in Chinese! It was an example of working together as a team to help the client with […]
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 […]
November 29, 2013
Taeyang performs for MTV with our concert teleprompter.
Musicians using a concert teleprompter is more common than you would think. Musicians have a lot of lyrics and songs to memorize. Naturally, when they’re on […]
September 7, 2013
James Cameron reads our teleprompter for X Prize
Film director James Cameron is on stage in front of hundreds of wealthy X PRIZE Foundation donors. He’s reading a speech from a teleprompter in order […]

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