We can shoot you against a green screen, and later dub you over a corporately styled graphic background
We light you using professional lights so the footage looks great, and you look great.
We make shure every word is heard clearly
We can supply a professional corporate video director who will coach you for maximum performance on camera.
Whatever your best is, we can help you get there!
We don’t just edit you into a series of suitable clips. We tweak the footage so you look at your very best.
A teleprompter is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. Using a teleprompter is similar to using cue cards. The screen is in front of, and usually below, the lens of a professional video camera, and the words on the screen are reflected to the eyes of the presenter using a sheet of clear glass or a specially prepared beam splitter. Light from the performer passes through the front side of the glass into the lens, while a shroud surrounding the lens and the back side of the glass prevents unwanted light from entering the lens.
Because the speaker does not need to look down to consult written notes, he appears to have memorized the speech or to be speaking spontaneously, looking directly into the camera lens. Cue cards, on the other hand, are always placed away from the lens axis, making the speaker look at a point beside the camera, which leaves an impression of distraction.
How to improve your performance:
- Writing Your ScriptMost importantly, write your script to be spoken, not read. Keep in mind that your audience will hear your words rather than see them, so it’s important to write in a way that when spoken it sounds natural. For example:Use we’ve . . . not we have
Use haven’t . . . not have not
Generally speaking, it’s also easier to read a script that’s written in capitals and lower case rather than all in capitals. And write out numbers in full. Write one thousand four hundred not 1,400.
- PracticeThe more you practice and personalize the text, the more you’ll put meaning to the words.It’s important to practice aloud. See just how the words roll off your tongue, and if necessary make changes to the text that will make it easier for you to deliver.
- Passion and EnergyGive your performance passion by upping the energy. Television squashes your energy level. What seems like ‘over the top’ translates wonderfully onto the screen. So ‘turn yourself up’ . . . not in volume, but in emotion, and instantly become more interesting and appealing to watch.
- Smile!Don’t forget to smile. Smiling is perhaps the simplest way to connect with your audience. The warmth of a smile is a must at the very least at the beginning and very end of your performance.A smile can also be used throughout the delivery, almost regardless of the subject matter, as though you’re telling a funny story. A smile creates an attitude that’s captivating to watch, although of course, there may be some occasions when a smile is not appropriate – you need to gauge your audience on that score.
- Maintain Eye ContactThe magic of the teleprompter is that it enables you to look directly into the camera lens, creating the illusion of eye contact with your audience. Take full advantage of this by not looking away. Your continuous gaze really does engage your audience.
- Use NonVerbal CommunicationAppropriate facial expressions and hand gestures are critical to your performance. Loosen up and use gestures and expressions to amplify your words, stress important points to show that you are passionate about what you’re saying. And move your head . . . but not too much!
- Don’t ShoutAddress your presentation to just one person. Even if the tape will be watched by a massive audience, your intention should be to connect with each person individually, as though you were speaking only to them.
- Don’t Follow the TeleprompterYour teleprompter operator is trained to follow you, so deliver your speech with pacing that’s appropriate and comfortable for you. Be confident that the words will always be there. When you pause or even improvise (go off script) your next word will be there on the teleprompter, waiting for you to pick it up.
- Call us 514 522 2241 because we have great telerprompter operators!