Faster and stress free videos with a Teleprompter

Recording a video can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not used to being on camera. There are many things to consider, such as what you’re going to say, how you’re going to say it, and how you’re going to present yourself. One tool that can make the process easier and less stressful is a teleprompter, also know as an autocue. In this blog, we’ll explore how teleprompters can help you record videos with ease and confidence.

What is a teleprompter?

First, let’s define what a teleprompter is. It is a device that displays text in front of the camera lens, allowing the speaker to read their lines while looking directly into the camera. This makes it appear as though the speaker is speaking off the cuff, when in reality they are reading from a script. That script needs to be ‘loaded’ onto a device, idealy a tablet with a teleprompter app. Mobile phone can also be used, but tablet has a larger screen.

Teleprompter with a tablet showing a script.

Advantages

One of the biggest advantages of using a teleprompter is that it eliminates the need to memorize your lines. Memorizing a script can be time-consuming and stressful, and even the most experienced actors can struggle with it. With a teleprompter, you don’t have to worry about forgetting your lines or stumbling over your words. You can simply read the text on the screen and deliver your lines with confidence.

Another benefit of using a teleprompter is that it allows you to maintain eye contact with your audience. When you’re reading from a script that’s off-camera, your eyes will naturally drift away from the lens, which can make it appear as though you’re not fully engaged with your audience. With a teleprompter, you can keep your eyes on the camera and maintain a strong connection with your viewers.

Camera with a telprompter being used. A person is standing in front of the camera.
Teleprompter in use.

Using a teleprompter can also help you save time. When you’re reading from a script, you can deliver your lines more quickly and efficiently than if you were trying to recall them from memory. This will make the recording session shorter.

Finally, using a teleprompter can help you deliver a more polished and professional performance. When you’re reading from a script, you’re less likely to stumble over your words or make mistakes. This can help you come across as more confident and authoritative, which can be especially important if you’re trying to convey a complex or technical message.

Conclusion

In conclusion, using a teleprompter can make it easier and less stressful to record a video. It eliminates the need to memorize your lines, allows you to maintain eye contact with your audience, saves time, and helps you deliver a more polished and professional performance.

We use a teleprompter regularly on our shoots, have a look at this corporate video.

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