Little Tips Blog

Instructional Video

Making Video Work Well: Talk is Cheap (and Less Effective)

Why using both audio and visuals aids an instructional video.

Here’s the second in my three video series on Carleton’s Academic Technology Blog. It focuses on how and why you should be intentional about both the audio and visuals in your instructional videos. If you create videos to teach–or help others create videos–you check out the link, below!

https://blogs.carleton.edu/academictechnology/2020/01/14/the-science-of-instruction-talk-is-cheap-and-less-effective/

Business, Business Professionals, Churches and Charities

Prompted for Outreach

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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.)

dann

Business Professionals, Instructional Video

Video Tips from NAB 2019 (and looking forward to it again in 2020!)

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!

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Business Professionals, Instructional Video

The iPhone 11 and the Little Prompter

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 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).

Actors, Business Professionals, Instructional Video

From an Actress and University Faculty

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!

Instructional Video

Another Great Review!

A huge thanks to Wendy H-W (who I don’t know but) who kindly posted the following review on Amazon. (I continue to be humbled by the positive and thoughtful response to the Little Prompter!)

“I was thrilled to find this because I have wanted a teleprompter FOREVER, but have been intimidated about the tech of it AND the need to buy a fancy pants high end camera. I’m a business strategist for entrepreneurs and have done a bazillion FB lives over the past three years for my group with a webcam perched on top of my monitor with crib notes. I’ve gotten super comfortable with that set-up, but wanted to up my game to start a Youtube channel to reach more people.

“I knew a teleprompter was what I needed and was tickled when I found this-with all the fantastic reviews and the flexibility to use it in so many situations-so I can use it with my current filming set-up, but still have it work for me in a year when I actually graduate to using a DSLR.

“It’s super easy to set up and use-important-because now that I have committed to Youtube, I don’t want to spend months figuring it out. I have played with all kinds of configurations from having it and the webcam (and my ring light) mounted on a desktop tripod to a regular tripod to on top of my laptop, and finally, back to the set-up I am used to-with it and the webcam perched on top of my monitor screen. I actually didn’t think I could have this last one because it’s not one of the scenarios Dann goes over in his videos-but, yes, it DOES work. I have not seen ANYTHING else out there that has that ease of use and flexibility.

“And, as many others have mentioned, the customer service from this company is off the charts. I have reached out with a few questions about teleprompter apps and stuff and Dann has responded immediately.

“If you’re hesitating on this: don’t. It doesn’t have a bazillion reviews (yet) because it’s newer than some of the other prompters out there. But it’s a gem.”

Instructional Video

The LP2 is Now Available!

Though both sales and feedback on the Little Prompter have been fantastic, we know there is always room for improvement. We’ve implemented some of our customers ideas, and we’re now selling the LP2! Available through www.LittlePrompter.com, the Little Prompter 2 now features solid aluminum spacers and screws, a wider hole for camera lenses, and stronger, reinforced hooks.

The Little Prompter offers the same quality and lightweight design, but is now stronger, more sturdy, and even more versatile! The LP2 is available through this website and will become available through Amazon.com by August 1st. Order now, or let us know if you have any questions.