Archives FAQs

Do I have to be experienced to use a teleprompter?

Nope. We have worked with people at all levels of experience. Some are seasoned professional speakers, and others are deep from the computer labs and totally new to speaking in front of people at all. Remember that public speaking is…

Do you train people on how to use teleprompters?

That’s often a big part of our job. We love helping people feel safe on-camera and on-stage. We heartily recommend remote or in-person rehearsals with just you, us, and your director before the real event. We offer private training or group…

Help! We can’t shoot in person. Do you prompt remotely?

Welcome to the (temporary) world of COVID-19 video and live event production. Actually, we’ve been doing these solutions for decades and foresee them being used long after we are free from lockdowns. Our operator stays in the safety of their…

How do I give you my script?

Scripts are best delivered the day before, via e-mail in .txt, .rtf, .pages, unlocked pdf, .doc or .docx formats and in simple paragraph form—no multiple columns or sections please. Please remove extraneous visual or stage cues. You can supply files…

Do you prompt Powerpoint or Keynote slides, too?

Yeesssss, but with a big caveat: We use our big prompter hoods and monitors to make the slides easier to see, but even then— if a slide is made up of tiny text, the presenter would want to be about…

Will my camera and lens fit your teleprompter?

Yes. Cameras and attachments are always evolving. So are we. We have a variety of teleprompters that play well with your standard broadcast camera, PTZ, DSLR, RED, Black Magic, Arri, Sony, or even film cameras— using short primes, fat Cookes…

Do you rent that cool Interrotron thing?

Direct to camera interviews were pioneered the master documentary filmmaker Errol Morris with his Interrotron. It makes for riveting results. People sometimes ask if we rent it by itself. While a few local Assistant Camerapeople are trained on its assembly,…

Do you rent the EyeLiner, EyeDirect, or VoxBox?

The EyeLiner and EyeDirect are devices that use mirrors to superimpose the director’s image over the lens—much like an Interrotron. The EyeLiner is an older version. We rent out the newest EyeDirect Mark II. It’s great: you’re in eye-contact-heaven. Body…