Almost Famous

Doing teleprompting for a Who concert... sort of. The image shows a backstage pass in Lake Tahoe, California.

Yay for last minute calls for work. Even “yay-er” if it involves nice drives to Tahoe. Even more “Yay” if it involves working with Sammy Hagar. Can it get more “Yay”? Yes, add Roger Daltrey getting interviewed by said Red…

A cool Powerpoint Notes to Teleprompter hack

A sample of a PowerPoint deck to be used for teleprompting.

As teleprompter operators, we’re usually just given text as a Word or Pages file, or even text pasted into an email. We then copy that and put it into our professional teleprompter program for smooth scrolling. Lately however, there’s this…

Teleprompters and drones

Our battery powered teleprompter outside with a drone in San Jose, California.

This was a fun solution to a random problem. We were originally asked to simply provide a teleprompter for an outdoors shoot. So that means bringing a battery and a highbright monitor. Normal stuff for us… But when we got…

Special Events

This is what presidential teleprompting looks like from the presenter's point of view.

With presidential teleprompters, speakers look at the audience, instead of their notes. Important names and facts are always included. Last minute edits are easy. And since you know what they’ll say, your event ends on time. Keynote speakers for commencements…

CERT Training

While this may not deal with teleprompting, it does deal with life. I like life and helping others stay alive. So, read on: When a large earthquake or similar disaster hits, the first responders will be focused on more populated…