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- Presidential Prompter
- Confidence Monitor
- Podium Prompter
- Wireless SteadiCam Teleprompter (AutoCue) & Jib / Slider Teleprompter
- The Ear Prompt aka In Ear Teleprompter
Standard Teleprompter Rental
Price: $845 10 Hour Day with an operator.
Our “through-the-lens” teleprompter lineup includes AutoCue, Telescript or Prompter People units. It can be rigged to a heavy-duty tripod, or set up as a free-standing unit. The average set up time is only about twenty minutes. Scripts can be sent to operators in advance or provided on set. Please note that they should be in Word document format. Minor adjustments to the script can be made at the last minute on set.
Interrotron Mark III Rental (Double Unit)
Price: $945 – 10 Hours
An operator accompanies the device.
The Interrotron allows you to get the best shot, the first time! With its dual teleprompter units creating a “face-to-face” dynamic, it captures a more natural sounding performance. From the talent’s unit, the director/interviewer’s image is reflected onto the front of the lens. This provides them with direct engagement towards the center of the camera. On the other end, the director’s unit allows you to see the subject, so you can check for framing, correct coloring, or adjust lighting.
Price: $250/Day; $750/3 Day Week
Please call for more info on extended rental packages.
The EyeDirect uses reflective surfacing to promote direct address towards the center of the camera. Much like a standard Interrotron, it projects the director/interviewer’s image onto the front of the lens. This encourages a more natural sounding conversation from your talent by diminishing the presence of a camera. The unit comes in a custom-fitted Pelican case for protection during shipping. The EyeDirect weighs 30lbs and is permissible as an airline carry-on.
Presidential Teleprompter Rental (aka Speech Prompter)
Price: $945/10 Hour Day
The Presidential Prompter is the device of choice for those addressing an audience from a podium. It consists of two glass panels on stands which are positioned on either side of a podium. While the speaker confidently reads the text reflected on the glass, the audience sees right through it. Their face remains visible to the audience.
You can compare the features of our Confidence or Lectern Monitors and the Presidential Teleprompter to find the ideal device for your engagement.
Price: $745/10 Hour Day for 2x 19″ monitors OR 1x 32″/36″ monitor on stand
Confidence Monitors are the perfect setup for speakers who prefer to move around the stage, as opposed to standing behind a podium. They allow for open and direct audience engagement, while still providing the speaker with accessibility to a teleprompter. There are three options for a Confidence Monitor setup:
- Downstage- placed on the floor in front of the speaker.
- Offstage- placed on stands off to the side of the stage.
- Back of the House- placed at the back of the room, behind the audience.
These are small, “flat screen” HD monitors which can receive any signal from a teleprompter. Check out the Confidence Monitor page for more information, as well as images of the units by clicking on the link in the top menu.
iPad Teleprompter Rental/EyePrompter Rental
Price: $95 without iPad, $120 with iPad (Stand not included)
The iPad/Eye Prompters are the preferred rentals for smaller productions. The EyePrompter is designed for its portability, durability, and quality. It supports a wide range of device sizes, from large smartphones to tablets, yet collapses into the size of a laptop. With its sleek and clean design, setup takes less than 2 minutes. Due to current iPad Teleprompter software, your talent will have to keep pace with the text speed of the device.
Available for shipping only.
Podium Prompter (Podium AutoCue)
Price: $645/10 Hour Day
The Podium Prompter is the discreet device for speaking engagements. It’s a thin teleprompter monitor placed on top of the podium out of the audience’s view. The speaker has the ability to scroll the text from a handheld mechanism, or the cabling can be dressed down the inside of the podium and out to the operator offstage. This allows for easy referral to the script while maintaining a consistent connection with your audience.
The Ear Prompter aka In Ear Teleprompter
Now your talent no longer needs to rely on script memorization to deliver a seamless performance. The Ear Prompter allows an operator or recording device to feed the text directly into the talent’s ear while they speak. It is recommended that talent have prior experience performing with an Ear Prompter before using this device on your shoot.
For availability and pricing, please contact Bill Milling at 917-414-5489.
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Chicago Teleprompter Service
Before the rise of Hollywood, Chicago was the production capital of the nation. Chicago has a strong industry presence and began attracting filmmakers back to the city in the early 80s. Over 1100 feature films have been shot in the city, generating over $2 billion in revenue. Iconic films such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and High Fidelity have been shot in Chicago. The city is no stranger to television production either. Shows including the NBC Chicago franchise, Netflix’s Easy and Showtime’s Shameless are filmed in Chicago. The city introduced a tax credit bill in 2009 which has reeled in more filmmakers and content creators from across the nation. 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.
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 Bill Milling a call at 917-414-5489 or call us toll-free at 1-800-811-7805.
Our Teleprompter and Interrotron rentals come with a professional operator, laptop, software.
- Des Plains
- Arlington Heights
- Lincoln Park
- West Town
- Old Town
- Wicker Park
- River North
- Gros Point
- Gary, Indiana
- South, Bend Indiana
April Langston,Teleprompter Speech Coach, Chicago
April is an award-winning actress, spokesmodel, acting and speech coach. She will help your talent be confident and deliver a highly effective speech. April has an MFA in acting from Northwestern University and is a graduate of LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). She worked in New York with the American Movie Company as “On Air Talent” and then moved to Chicago.
I am associated with the American Movie Company and Teleprompter Rental both housed in Manhattan. They branched out to cities across the country. I’ve worked under their auspices for a few years in New York. I just ended a relationship and needed a change. I jumped at the chance to literally put distance between my old life and the prospect of an exciting new chapter here.
It’s turned out to be my kind of town. Last week I worked as a teleprompter operator on a very interesting event. It was a fund raiser for inner schools. Next week we are shooting at a jazz club. Can’t wait.
An aside – in the breakup, I got to keep Lex and Luna – they make me happy.
Tony Allen, Manager and Producer at the Chicago Office
Jasper, (on the right) is a loyal assistant at our Chicago office.
Jasper is a very energetic doggie! He loves to eat, explore his surroundings and play outdoors whenever he can.
Meet Olivia Sullivan
Olivia Sullivan graduated from New York University’s film program in 2012. While studying, she spent as much time as she possibly could on shoots across the city, often acting as a production assistant, as well as filming her own projects. One day, she found herself assisting American Movie Company on the set of a national television commercial as a PA. Impressed by her work, the company began working with her more often, and she eventually learned how to use a teleprompter. Olivia worked as a prompter operator in NYC before returning to her hometown, Chicago, in 2015. Since then, Olivia has been American Movie Company’s Chicago-based operator.
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