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Bruce Bennett
Poll: Teleprompter tricks?
on Jul 30, 2008 at 4:11:22 pm

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?”

Looking forward to replies.

Thanks,
Bruce


Bruce Bennett
Bennett Marketing & Media Production, LLC


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Phil Nicols
Re: Poll: Teleprompter tricks?
on Jul 30, 2008 at 6:55:10 pm

Hi Bruce

I found using a really big font helps cause the talent is not "reading across the screen"

play with the speed too. if the letters are really big, you need to go a bit faster.

also, of course, the further away the talent is, the less eye movement is detected. of course that means big letters or talent with good eyes ;~)

best, Phil


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Ben Ferrer
Re: Poll: Teleprompter tricks?
on Aug 2, 2008 at 6:23:48 am

Hi Bruce,

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).

Best,

-Ben

Ben Ferrer
Director of Photography
San Francisco


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