Teleprompters are a huge essential in speech and interview videos to aid presenters in reading a script while maintaining eye contact with the audience (or camera lens in most scenarios).
This allows the presentations to be more natural and fluid as it removes the need for presenters to consult their written notes or wreck their brain memorizing a script.
Below we have compiled a list of Camera Equipment Rental Places in which you can rent a teleprompter for your next video.
What is a teleprompter?
A teleprompter, also commonly known as a prompter or an autocue is a device that prompts the presenter with his or her script.
The most commonly used teleprompter is the glass teleprompter which makes use of any display such as an iPad or tablet and a specialized ‘one-way mirror’. The display is usually placed at the base of this set-up while the glass is placed diagonally in front of the camera lens allowing the presenter to look straight at the audience while reading out the script.
This is an improvement from the usage of cue cards as the presenter will no longer be required to lose eye contact with the audience in order to refer to the script.
Teleprompters allow presenters to look professional as it gives the impression that the presenter has memorized the script or is speaking spontaneously.
When to use a teleprompter?
A teleprompter is most notably used by news anchors and TV show hosts when presenting to television. However, its usage has gotten more widespread and is now commonly used for video and live stream productions that require its presenter or talent to present a large chunk of text such as corporate interview videos, corporate speech videos and CEO announcement videos.
Here are some videos we have done for our clients in which a teleprompter was used:
Tips when using a teleprompter
Most teleprompting software requires an operator on set so as to pace its scroll speed.
Before jumping straight into reading off a teleprompter, here are some tips for your presenters to ace their first presentation using a teleprompter.
Read and familiarize yourself with the script
- This helps you to avoid making unnecessary mistakes. Should ‘999’ be read at “Nine, nine, nine” or “Nine hundred and ninety nine”? This depends on the context of the speech
Rehearse with the teleprompter operator beforehand
- Teleprompter operators will be able to operate more optimally when they are familiar with your reading patterns and pace so set aside some time before rolling the camera to rehearse with your teleprompter operator
Save your presenter’s script in a compatible format
- Most teleprompters require scripts in either Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt) formats
- Using such formats will ensure that loading the scripts in the various teleprompter softwares are straightforward and time efficient
Format the scripts with segment names/titles
- Titles are added to segment the different blocks of text to aid presenters in their delivery
- Such titles should be capitalized so the presenter does not mix it up with the script
Consider hiring a professional
Teleprompters are only one out of the many equipment needed to film a professional corporate video.
Here at Vivid Snaps, our in-house video production crews are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure you get the best results catered to your needs.
Contact us now to find out more!
Teleprompter rentals in Singapore
Teleprompters rental come in a wide price range based on the product pricing. This can range from as low as $10/day to $188/day.
Rates are taken from respective company website, correct as of Sep 2021, subject to change by the respective companies. The rates are provided for reference only. Please contact individual companies to obtain price quote.
Renticulous strive to offer a wide range of rentals at competitive rates.
Located at 6 Ubi Rd 1 #02-03, Singapore 408726
FeelWorld Portable Teleprompter TP2 ($15/day)
TeleprompterPAD iLight Pro 10 inch ($45/day)
Camera Rental Centre
Camera Rental Centre carries a large collection of equipment for your photography and videography needs.
Located at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #03-77, Singapore 338729
Autocue (iPad) Studio Cinema Teleprompter ($188/day)
Onetakeonly iPad Teleprompter ($168/day)
J Rental Centre
J Rental Centre (JRC) is Singapore’s first peer to peer event logistics, camera gear and creative spaces rental platform.
Located islandwide based on where owner is located
Glide Gear TMP-500 Tablet Teleprompter ($25/day)
Datavideo TP-300 Tablet Teleprompter Kit ($28/day)
Teleprompter Filming in Studio
We have a small green screen studio, that is exclusively reserved for our clients. This allow us to provide high availability. We have used this studio to film management speech videos, character mascots, corporate videos and short skits. Other than that, our studio space is also suitable for live streaming with maximum of 2 presenters on-screen at any time.
To make a teleprompter video filming booking with us, get in touch with our Project Coordinator.