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Teleprompter Rental Chicago

Call Bill at 917-414-5489

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We have the following prompter gear available in Vancouver delivered and operated by an experienced professional.

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Standard Teleprompter Rental (AutoCue)

This is a professional “through the lens” teleprompter such as an Autocue, Telescript or Prompter People unit.  Our prompter sits on your tripod and then your camera sits on the sliding 15mm rods of our prompter plate.  The talent looks right into the lens to read the copy.

It is suggested that you allow some time for rehearsal as our operator will want to customize the type size and speed to best fit the needs of your actor. 

It is suggested you show the”Ten Top Teleprompter Tips” video located in the footer below to your talent as much in advance of your shoot as time will allow  Many producers have asked for this and, after showing it to their talent, informed us that it gave the talent more confidence and made the shoot go much more smoothly and resulted in a much more natural reading.

The average set up time is only about twenty minutes.   Loading your script onto the operators laptop is simple and quick.  If you provide the copy on a flash drive or send it by email it should take just a ew minutes to ingest and format for the screen.  You will have the operators contact information in advance so you can email it, but many times producers want to work on the copy up to the last minute.

Naturally, our operators can make adjustments to the copy at rehearsal.

Price $645

Ten Hour Day

Delivered and Operated by an Experienced Professional. Overtime is $65 per hour.

Prompters are delivered at no charge within the city but there is a mileage charge of .56 cents a mile plus any tolls.

Daylight Battery Powered Prompter: Click Here

 

 

 

 

Interrotron Mark III

Interrotron Mark III

Interrotron Mark III

 

Interrotron Mark III Rental (Director’s Unit and Talent Unit)

The Interrotron Mark III contains two separate units:

The Director’s Unit comes with its own camera, lens, tripod, hood, mirror, mounting plate and a professional 16 X 9 camera monitor.  It can accept any signal your camera outputs (HDMI, HDSDI, Component, Composite).  Thus, your director not only is “face to face” with the talent directly through the lens but he/she can simultaneously judge framing, exposure, depth of field, focus, color saturation, etc.

The Talent Unit is built on a modified, professional teleprompter platform.  But the standard definition VGA teleprompter monitor is replaced by a large 16 X 9 full HD monitor, sized to correctly display a human face in the correct proportion.   Our sliding 15mm, double gold plate mounting system will easily accommodate any camera and also support your zoom lens, if desired.

Each unit comes in its own rolling Pelican case.  It’s delivered in your city by a trained technician who will set up and operate the unit and then at the end of your shoot, repack and return both units.

Price: $845 – delivered with an experienced technician.

($65 hr OT after 10 hrs)

The Mark III unit was invented by Errol Morris, the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, who used his Interrotron to get great “face to face” interviews with famous and infamous, but non-professional talent.  Actually, his wife is credited with coining the word “Interrotron”  which is a combination of the words “Interview” and “Terror”.

The Mark III rig is especially useful with children.  Telling a child to “keep looking into the lens” is most often an exercise in futility.  But when a kid sees a smiling human speaking to them from in front of the lens they are naturally drawn to the face speaking to them.  

It’s just human nature.

The unit also serves to relax the talent.  This is especially true with those not used to being in front of the camera.

The Interrotron not only saves shooting time (read $$$) but often gets the best response on the first take.  

That’s why top commercial directors prefer the Mark III.

Interrotron Mark II

This is basically just a teleprompter that can accept a video signal from a second camera.   It is not the real “Errol Morris invention”,  but can serve to calm the talent by allowing them to see the face of the director or interviewer in front of the lens.  It does not allow the “face to face” more intimate communication possible by the Mark III or the EyeDirect described below.

It does not come with a director’s unit or second camera or professional camera monitor.

Price $645

Delivered with a professional, experienced operator.

Your other option, particularly if you are traveling or if on a very tight budget, would be to consider the EyeDirect.  

This popular device functions like the full Mark III in that both director and talent can see and interact with each other while preserving perfect eye line.  It does give him/her a “face to face” rapport with the talent.  Often, producers will shoot with the full Mark III in a major city such as New York or Hollywood and then take the smaller, highly portable EyeDirect on the road with them.  

To see images and learn more about the EyeDirect click on the tab in the top menu or below.

Price: EyeDirect $250 day / $750 weekly.  

It weighs about 29 lbs in its custom fitted rolling Pelican case and is just a bit larger than an airline carry-on bag.  

We can ship it to you anywhere in the world.

EyeDirect Rental . Click Here

“A List” Talent We Have Prompted For. Click Here

 

 

EyeDirect Rental LA

 

EyeDirect Rental

The EyeDirect functions like the standard Mark III Interrotron in that both talent and director are able to see each other “face to face” and can judge body language as well as speech all the while allowing the talent to maintain perfect eye contact with the lens.  To learn more about the EyeDirect just click on the tab in the top menu.

Like the Mark III, this unit relaxes the talent who see a human face rather than the cold eye of the camera.

The unit comes in a custom fitted Pelican case which protects it while being shipped.  The case weighs just about 29 lbs and is just a bit larger than the typical airline carry-on bag.

 The case has a retractable handle and wheels to ease transportation

Price $250 day / $750 week

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Folding Mark E Eye Direct

 EyeDirect Rental . Click Here 

 

Presidential Teleprompter Rental LA

President Obama and the Presidential Teleprompter

 

 

 Presidential Teleprompter Rental (aka Speech Prompter)

The Presidential Prompter is the standard device of choice for speaking to an audience from a podium.  Chances are you have seen  these in action on TV.  Every President since Dwight D. Eisenhower has used one.  

It consists of two glass panels on thin steel rods which are positioned on either side of the podium.  The audience can see right though the clear glass so the speaker’s face is not blocked from view.  But the speaker can clearly see his/her text reflected in the two-way mirrored glass form their vantage point behind the podium.  For this reason, the device is sometimes called the “invisible teleprompter”.

We have prompted for every President since Gerald Ford with our Presidential Prompters and highly experienced, professional operators.  We are regularly called to the United Nations to prompt for visiting Heads of State.  Most recently, we prompted for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  It was a fascinating experience. 

It is essential that a highly experienced operator set up and use this device as in virtually every case your event is live.  This puts pressure on the operator to get it right and to be ready when Murphy’s Law kicks in and there is some unexpected problem.  Our skilled operators carry a backup laptop because, let’s face it, while today’s computers are rugged and dependable and we always update and care for ours… they’re still computers.  And on rare occasions they fail.  So a backup is not just a good thing, it’s an essential thing when operating at a live event.

Additionally, the operator must thoroughly know the software and be able to react instantly with every change in the script.  Suddenly the talent stops for a joke or to respond to an audience member or to just ad lib for a few moments… the operator cannot get flustered. If the speaker strays “off text”, the operator needs to not panic and handle the situation.   He/she must stay calm and professional and deal with the unexpected.

For more information as well as images of the Presidential Prompter click on the tab at the top menu above.

Price $845

Pair Delivered with a Professional Operator.

Presidential Prompter aka Speech Prompter Click Here

“A List” Talent We Have Prompted For. Click Here.

 

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Rise and Fall “Robotic” Presidential Prompter Pair

Occasionally, there might be a need for several speakers to share the same podium at a live event.  The speakers may be of varying heights so that the teleprompter may need to be adjusted up or down for each individual.  Having assistants rush out onstage to adjust the prompter height is not a desirable way to handle this.

Enter the Rise and Fall Presidential Teleprompter.   In rehearsal, our operator sets the height of the two glass “paddles” for optimum comfortable reading level for each speaker.  Then during the live event he/she robotically adjusts the prompter height from a remote location.

This unit is available in New York and San Francisco but can be shipped to other cities.  For example, our NYC robotic prompter has served Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Nantucket, Newark, Atlantic City, Hartford, Westchester and the Hamptons.

Price: $1295 Rise and Fall “Robotic” Teleprompter

Pair Delivered with a Professional Operator

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Podium Teleprompter

Now there are cases where in spite of the fact that the Presidential Prompter is virtually invisible, the speaker still does not want the audience to suspect that he/she is using a teleprompter.  In that case we recommend a  “Podium Prompter”.  This consists of a thin “high bright” professional prompter monitor placed directly on the podium.  The wires are dressed inconspicuously down the inside of the podium and over to the operator hidden offstage.  

Note: as the Presidential Prompter is in two large rolling Pelican cases and the Podium Prompter is in one small briefcase, it’s cost effective to ship the podium prompter for venues where budget is an issue or the local operator is not totally familiar with the more complex Presidential Prompter setup.  A local operator can easily connect the device (it’s a professional camera monitor with HDSDI, BNC, HDMI, Component and Composite inputs . It has a VGA converter just in case.    The Podium Teleprompter is available in NYC and Hollywood but can be shipped anywhere.

Price:  $645 Podium Teleprompter

Delivered with a Professional Operator

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Confidence Monitor

While speakers most often stand behind the podium, some prefer to roam about the stage and occasionally venture out into the audience.  In these cases we recommend using one or more confidence monitors.  These are flat screen HD monitors which will receive a teleprompter signal.   

The size and number of monitors varies depending on the venue and preference of the client.

Typical configurations are:

Price $645

Two 19″ Monitors.

Delivered with Operator, Computer & Software.

($95 per additional Monitor).

Price  $645 One 32″ or 36″ monitor on a low black stand.

Delivered with Operator.

($125 per additional unit).

Large screen 42″ to 90″ Monitor mounted on large rolling stand.

Delivered with Operator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confidence Monitor

It’s common for most speakers to stand behind the podium.  Although, some speakers like to walk around the stage and, at times,  actually move out into the audience itself.  In cases like this we suggest you use one or more of our confidence monitors.  These are small, “flat screen” HD monitors which can receive any signal from a teleprompter .   

The size and number of monitors varies depending on the venue and the client’s preference.  

Typical configurations are:

Price: $645 Two 19″ Monitors

($95 per additional Monitor)

Delivered with Operator, Computer & Software

($125 per additional unit.)

 

Price:  $645 One 32″ or 36″ Monitor on a low black stand.

Delivered with operator.

 

Large screen 42″ to 90″ Monitor mounted on large rolling stand.

Delivered with operator.

Please call 212-219-1075 for prices.

Check out the confidence monitor page for more information, as as well as images of the units by clicking on the link in the top menu above.

 

 

EyePrompter | iPad Teleprompter

EyePrompter | iPad Teleprompter

 

 

 

 

iPad Teleprompter Rental / EyePrompt Rental

We have experimented with virtually every type of iPad prompter and, frankly, we are not in love with any device that depends on an iPad. The text is just not easy to control. And the key to a good prompter experience is the confidence the talent has that the text is going to keep up with him or her.  If they speed up, the text flow must speed up, if they slow or stop, the text must follow suit.  

The iPad is just not great at this.  There is a way to control the iPad with an iPhone via Bluetooth but I have never been satisfied with this working dependably in a professional situation.

But, the best iPad prompter we have seen is the EyePrompt.  It is one piece, folds flat so it fits in a small briefcase (great for shipping) and unfolds ready for action in literally one minute and eleven seconds.  I timed it.

It sits on a small light stand or low C stand (typical 750 stud) not included.  We do supply the adaptor.  This means you can use any camera, from a small prosumer camcorder to a huge professional rig with a very long lens.

To get more info on this prompter, please click on the menu at the very top of the screen.

Price $95

An additional $25 if you need the iPad and software.

Note: This unit is not delivered and does not come with an operator.  It can be picked up and dropped off in Manhattan and Hollywood.

 EyePrompt Rental Page. Click Here

 

Silver Podium

Silver Podium with Podium Prompter

Medium Wooden Podium with Podium Prompter Not visible

Medium Wooden Podium with Podium Prompter Not visible

podium 2 with Podium Prompter not visible

Podium 2 with Podium Prompter not visible

 

 

 

Podium Prompter (Podium AutoCue)

The Podium Prompter is a thin teleprompter monitor placed on top of the podium out of sight of the audience. The cable is dressed down the inside of the podium and out to the operator offstage.

The speaker just glances down at the top of the podium as if he/she were simply glancing at notes and then returns gaze to the audience.

This is the most “invisible” of the prompter types for a live performance.

$645 – 10 Hrs

Delivered and operated by a professional prompter operator 

 

 

 

Wireless SteadiCam Teleprompter (AutoCue) & Jib / Slider Teleprompter

This unit is not available in all locations and is custom built.  Please call Bill at: 917-414-5489 for more information re availability and pricing.

 

The Ear Prompt aka In Ear Teleprompter

Click on the button below and then call Bill Milling at:  917-414-5489 for types, availability and pricing.

EarPrompt: Click Here

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Teleprompter On Tripod with large camera

PresidentObama at Presidential Teleprompter Chicago

Obama at Presidential Teleprompter Chicago

Chicago Teleprompter Service

This is my kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of people too
People who smile at you…

We a agree with the sentiments expressed by Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Our Teleprompter and Interrotron rentals come with a professional operator, laptop, software. 

We are over the moon to be in Chicago!  The people are welcoming and it is a pleasure to be among such industrious, dedicated folks.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his appreciation for the arts has contributed to an atmosphere which prizes and attracts creatives.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

An interesting fun fact, when Rahm Emanuel was White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama, both he and the President used teleprompters quite often.  He still does when giving speeches as Chicago’s mayor.

If you are thinking of using a prompter – give us a call.

Call Bill Milling  at:  917-414-5489 or toll free at 1-800-811-7805.

 

 

And each time I leave, Chicago is
Tuggin’ my sleeve, Chicago is
The Wrigley building, Chicago is
The union stockyard, Chicago is
One town that won’t let you down
It’s my kind of town.

We rent Teleprompters (aka AutoCues) Interrotrons, Eye Directs, Confidence Monitors and Presidential Teleprompters (aka Speech teleprompters)

Chicago Teleprompter Rental Service 

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  • Cicero
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  • West Town
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Here we supply Presidential Teleprompters aka Speech Prompters, Standard Thru-The-Lens Prompters, Confidence Monitors and Podium Prompters with Professional, Experienced Operators.

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