Video Professionals are always on the hunt for gear that improves their work and simplifies their workflow. Here are a few thoughts from Production Company Owners, Videographers, and Media Producers who graciously took time to write Amazon reviews about my Little Prompter. They say things like the Little Prompter “works perfectly” and “is easy to use” and “is great for more complex messages” and “My subjects love that they don’t have to memorize that stuff anymore!” The Little Prompter remains one of the least expensive and most versatile teleprompter on the market and video professionals around the world are learning why.
I had a fun opportunity to talk with Susan Siravo of How to Be Good on TV. She’s a Little Prompter user, and conducts a great interview. Check out the video, below, and follow her YouTube channel for more great tips about how to be good on TV! (You can also order a Little Prompter at http://www.littleprompter.com)
This November, thanks to the generosity of a faith-filled customer, Little Prompter was able to donate 14 Little Prompters to churches and charities throughout the US to continue to spread their faith with flawless video. Congratulations to the following organizations who will receive a Little Prompter as they continue to bless our their communities and our nation with their ministry:
- Diocese of Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
- 30 For Freedom, Burnsville, MN
- Rocky Mountain Chapel, Cripple Creek, CO
- Sacred Heart Church, Aberdeen, SD
- Global Media Outreach, Plano, TX
- St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Huntsville, AL
- Lifeway Church, Dacula, GA
- Mac Ministries, Eagan, MN
- Normandale Chi Alpha & Minnesota Young Adult, Bloomington, MN
- Mount Marty College Campus Ministries, Yankton, SD
- Willmar Assembly of God, Willmar, MN
- Living Hope Church, Little Falls, MN
- ZOE Church, Burnsville, MN
- Arts & Entertainment Ministries, Los Angeles, CA
Thank you to all who submitted to the contest! May you God continue to bless you and those you serve through your ministries. (He does.)
Summer has wrapped. Cooler temps are on us, and I’m already looking hopefully forward to another insightful (and warm) National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas in April, 2020! Check-out my short and keen Instructional Video Tips from NAB video on Carleton’s Academic Technology Blog!
The iPhone 11 Pro does what photographers and videographers have wanted for years, it offers a smartphone with a true optical zoom–without diminishing resolution. Now with the three camera system that features a telephoto lens, the iPhone 11 Pro has set itself above its competitors. Coupled with the lightweight and portable Little Prompter, an iPhone 11 Pro makes your video production studio even more mobile. This short video walks users through how the two impressive tools can help make your video production . . . flawless. Visit http://www.littleprompter.com for more information on the Little Prompter, (and you can find information on the iPhone 11 Pro at your favorite Apple dealer).
It’s great to hear from folks about how they’re using their Little Prompters. Today I received this short email from a university instructor and actress:
“Hi Dann, Thank you for the prompt response and information. I’m looking forward to using the Little Prompter – both as an instructor at [University] and as an actress. This is going to make the world of self-submits so much easier!Thank you again, [Name].”
A big thanks to this customer for giving Little Prompter a try, and I continue to enjoy hearing how instructors, actors, directors, small businesses, and churches and charities are benefiting from the Little Prompter!
The Little Prompter requires a camera to record and a smart device with a teleprompter app to display and scroll the text. Your smartphone can actually function as either. To use a smart device–such as an iphone–as the recording device, you’d also need to purchase a holder or tripod attachment such as the Neewer White Cellphone Holder or the Ivation Universal Tripod Stand Mount for Smartphones. (Both are available on Amazon.) Below are a couple pictures of what it might look like. My favorite configuration is still with a DSLR as the camera and my iphone running the teleprompter app, but if you’ve got an old smart phone around, you could put two smart phones to work to make some flawless video!
Josh Hicks is a camera guru. I’ve never met him, but I’ve now seen some of his tech reviews and he’s a bright and talented guy. He unboxes, demonstrates, reviews, modifies, and uses, the Little Prompter in about 8 minutes. If you’re a video pro and debating about a teleprompter for under $200, you gotta watch his review.
(Note: The Little Prompter does work well with any pro and pro-sumer camera–even if the weight shifts backwards a little–but this gave Josh a chance to highlight his impressive 3D design skills.)
Santa is often one of the first to discover great gifts–and this year is no exception! Santa ordered up a Little Prompter! Even better . . . he gave it a 5 star review on Amazon! He wrote a a number of nice things, including: I’ve been creating Videos from Santa since 2007, and I’ve tried everything I could think of to make them better and produce them faster . . . in less than 5 minutes, the Little Prompter took me from 11 years as an amateur to a real professional.” For the rest of Santa’s great review–and for several more, visit Amazon, and click on those 5 Stars.