Wondering what some of you do to “soften” or help minimize eye movement during teleprompter readings. With one of my clients, it seems like no matter what I do, his eyes move too much when he reads the teleprompter directly into the camera. I know that using medium and wide shots help, but some times I need to include “chest up” shots for this particular annual project.
Do you find a particular sized font to work best?
Do you have the talent off-center versus head-on?
Got any other “tricks of the trade?”
Phil is right. Farther from the prompter is better. I find placing the talent about 10 to12 feet works well. Any farther and you have to make the font ridiculously big. Less then 10 feet and it becomes obvious that they are reading (even if the talent is a pro).