How to make naturally engaging conversation videos?

Use a teleprompter to help you create naturally engaging conversation videos

Although only about 10% of video creators use a teleprompter in their videos because scripting takes time and reduces productivity. Implementing it based on a list of topic bullet points can speed up production. But when video users create paid content, like video courses, most use a teleprompter. This ensures that the content remains on-topic, accurate, and concise.

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How the teleprompter works

For those who are completely unfamiliar with teleprompters, here’s a brief overview of how they work: The teleprompter displays a scrolling script in front of the camera lens, allowing the presenter to read while maintaining eye contact with the audience. The display (like in the opening scene of the Star Wars movie) sits at the bottom of the prompter and displays the scrolling script. Glass is constructed in such a way that it splits the light into two parts (called a beam splitter). Reflective clear glass sits above the display, just in front of the camera lens, and reflects the displayed text. That’s the whole concept. One thing to consider when getting a teleprompter is the installation method. There are mainly three ways. Some teleprompters are mounted on tripods, while cameras are mounted on the back of the teleprompter. Some are attached to the front of the camera unit. Still others mount on a separate tripod or stand in front of the camera.

When you are a novice

You can feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable in front of the camera when you are not familiar with talking to the camera. If you also have to think about what to say next and go all the way to the end of the video, it’s easy to see why many video creators give up after watching a few clips.

Having a script on the teleprompter is like someone holding your hand and guiding you to the finish line. Yes, it’s a crutch, but what’s the harm if it helps you get the job done and helps you build confidence. For beginners, a small teleprompter like TQ-S or TQ-M is enough, it is equipped with 8 camera adapter rings, and it is easy to install and easy to control.

Save yourself the hassle of learning scripts

Have you ever had to recite some text?I don’t think it’s easy, and trying to recall the script while the camera is rolling is more difficult. It’s the kind of pressure that I and many other video streamers really don’t need.When you don’t want to go through the stress or hassle of having to memorize a script or even a bullet point outline for a video. Being able to read on-screen scripts is a workflow crutch that allows you to get work done.

Even if you gain experience and probably enjoy using it, there are times when you might want to use a prompter.While screenwriting takes time, using a teleprompter can speed up your production, or speed up your time in front of the camera. You will have the words in front of you in the correct order. You don’t have to worry about forgetting any important facts as they will appear in your script.

Save editing time

Even if you’re done recording, consider further time savings. Once you’ve finished your show in the jar, you’ll still need to edit, and if you’re like me, you probably have quite a bit of editing to do.

By using a teleprompter and thus sticking to the script, editing will be much easier, whether you do it yourself or give it to a freelancer. Instead of going through a rambling performance of multiple shots and trying to cut it into a smooth and coherent video, you can just cut parts together.

The structure already exists because you followed the script. Editing is just a case of picking the best shots and stitching them together. Because you follow the script, editing is a linear job that doesn’t require any jumps, you just drop the junk and splice the good pieces together.

Keep it concise, on time and on topic

When you write a script, you have a chance to make sure everything you need to say is in the copy. Script writing is an opportunity to edit the video before the camera starts so you can cut out the fluff and waffles.

During conversations, many of us have a tangential habit of sometimes not going back to our original thoughts. There is a script to help prevent this from happening.When you’re writing, it’s easy to stay on topic rather than just leave on a whim. If you do, just highlight the text, hit delete, and continue until you’re done with the idea.

Writing a script to read out the teleprompter also ensures that you don’t bore your audience. Usually, I can rewrite my copy to halve its length. Your audience won’t thank you if you triple your video production time unnecessarily.You don’t need to remember technical details.I don’t know about you, but I’m not very good at remembering technical details, part numbers and stuff like that.

With a teleprompter, video creators don’t have to worry about technical issues. It’s right in front of you, black and white, and all you need to do is read it.So when you have a lot of technical details to include and say exactly, don’t try to memorize them, write them into a script and use a teleprompter.

When recording a course or client video

When you write a script, you have a chance to make sure everything you need to say is in the copy. Script writing is an opportunity to edit the video before the camera starts so you can cut out the fluff and waffles.

During conversations, many of us have a tangential habit of sometimes not going back to our original thoughts. There is a script to help prevent this from happening.When you’re writing, it’s easy to stay on topic rather than just leave on a whim. If you do, just highlight the text, hit delete, and continue until you’re done with the idea.

Writing a script to read out the teleprompter also ensures that you don’t bore your audience. Usually, I can rewrite my copy to halve its length. Your audience won’t thank you if you triple your video production time unnecessarily.You don’t need to remember technical details.I don’t know about you, but I’m not very good at remembering technical details, part numbers and stuff like that.

With a teleprompter, video creators don’t have to worry about technical issues. It’s right in front of you, black and white, and all you need to do is read it.So when you have a lot of technical details to include and say exactly, don’t try to memorize them, write them into a script and use a teleprompter.

Q&A

Q: How durable is the teleprompter?

A: The frame of the teleprompter can take some hits without denting or breaking. Most frames are made of metal or carbon fiber. However, the glass of the teleprompter is fragile and easily scratched or dented. While plastic is certainly more durable than glass, it’s not the easiest to read or the most seamless for video capture. Spots and imperfections can be spotted by cameras that record through plastic.

Q: What software does the teleprompter use?

A: Most mobile teleprompters use an app projected from a tablet or smartphone. You can download the script to your tablet, load it into the app, and start scrolling. There are also teleprompters that come with a remote control that works with tablets and computers. This allows you to control scroll speed and start and stop text. General purpose large tablet teleprompter like TQ-L or TQ-LD widescreen teleprompter with built-in tablet, compatible with multiple cameras, designed for senior photographers, suitable for senior video creators , more than anything.

Q: How to clean the teleprompter?

A: The glass is the main part of the teleprompter and needs to be cleaned regularly. Since you want to avoid scratching or damaging the panel, use a microfiber cloth with some cleaning fluid. You can use glass cleaner or distilled water. To clean the teleprompter, remove the glass from the frame, apply some liquid, and wipe gently.