Teleprompter Rental Nashville
Call Bill – 917-414-5489
Saeedah – 646-617-6535
We have the following teleprompter gear available and ready to be delivered and operated by an experienced professional.
Click any tab below to get prices and detailed information on all rental options:
- Presidential Teleprompter
- Confidence Monitor
- EyePrompter/iPad Teleprompter
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 the 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 talent.
We strongly recommend 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 screening it, informed us that it gave the talent more confidence and made the shoot go much more smoothly and resulted in a much more natural delivery.
The average set up time is only about twenty minutes. Loading your script onto the operator’s laptop is simple and quick. If you provide the copy on a flash drive or send it by email it should take just a few minutes to format it for the screen. You will have the operator’s contact information in advance so you can email it, but quite often producers want or need to work on the copy up to the last minute.
Naturally, our operators can make adjustments to the copy at rehearsal.
Ten Hour Day
Overtime is $65 per hour.
Delivered and Operated by an Experienced Professional.
Prompters are delivered at no charge within the city, but there is a mileage charge of .56 cents per mile plus any tolls.
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 is delivered in your city by a trained technician who will set up and operate the unit and then at the end of the shoot, repack and return both units.
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, but non-professional folks. 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 him/her from in front of the lens they are naturally drawn to that face.
It’s simply 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 Marl III or the EyeDirect described below.
It does not come with a director’s unit or second camera or professional camera monitor.
Delivered with a professional, experienced operator.
Your other option, particularly if you are traveling or if on a 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 here.
Price: EyeDirect $250 day / $750 weekly.
It weighs 30 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.
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 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
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 through 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. Not too long ago 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 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 are 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 to 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 script”, 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.
Pair is delivered with a professional operator.
Rise and Fall “Robotic” Presidential Prompter Pair
Occasionally, there is a need for several speakers to share the same podium at a live event. They may be of varying heights so that the teleprompter may need to be adjusted up or down for each individual. Having an assistant rush onstage to adjust the prompter height is not a good way to handle this.
Enter the Rise and Fall “Robotic” 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 nearby location.
This unit is available in New York and San Francisco but can be shipped to other cities. Our Manhattan 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
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 the 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
While speakers most often stand behind the podium, some performers 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 receive a teleprompter signal.
The size and number of monitors vary depending on the venue and the client’s preference.
Typical configurations are:
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 a large rolling stand.
Delivered with Operator.
It’s common for most speakers to stand behind the podium. Although some performers 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 a signal from a teleprompter .
The size and number of monitors vary depending on the venue and preference of the client.
Typical configurations are:
Price: $745 Two 19″ Monitors
($95 per additional Monitor)
Delivered with Operator, Computer & Software.
Price: $645 One 32″ or 36″ Monitor on a low black stand.
($125 per additional unit.)
Delivered with operator.
Large screen 42″ to 90″ Monitor mounted on large rolling stand
Delivered with operator.
Price: Please Call 212-219-1075
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
We have experimented with virtually every type of iPad prompter and, frankly, we are not in love with any. 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 it. It is not dependable in a professional situation.
But, the best iPad prompter we have seen is the EyePrompter. 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.
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.
Meet some of our staff!
Rogério Santos – Associate Producer and Teleprompter Operator
I continue to work for the American Movie Company in the capacity of Associate Producer and Teleprompter Operator. It’s been great both in terms of projects and just being near the Ole Opry! I find it fascinating that I can bridge both worlds of country and rock. Just found out that next month I have a three day gig at the Opry. Luminaries such as Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood to name a few will be there.
I am also looking forward to a visit from a director friend of mine from Italy. He is shooting a documentary here. I will collaborate with him on this project and introduce him to the rest of the motley crew.
2018 promises to be terrific both in terms of work and on a personal level. My wife will deliver a bundle of joy (sounds trite) in April. We are both so excited to welcome him/her – our first!
Meet Luca and Brutus – they make us so happy.
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and home to the historic music venue, the “Grand Ole Opry”. It is regarded as the center of the country music industry and serves as inspiration for shows like ABC’s Nashville. The Tennessee Entertainment and Film Commission makes it easy to film in its big cities and offers a plethora of resources to filmmakers of all experience levels. A few features and shows that shot in Nashville include Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, The Matrix and Country Strong.
We are happy to say that we have on several occasions provided both equipment and our services in this wonderful city. TeleprompterRental.com sings their tune! Our operators always look forward to working here given the music history and the incredibly friendly people.
We Proudly Serve:
The Nashville Music Center
We have served the center with Standard Prompters, Presidential Prompters, and Confidence Monitors.
The Music City Center is Nashville’s convention center. The building opened in 2013 and was designed so that the city could host huge, city-wide conventions downtown. The Music City Center was to bring great economic benefit for the greater Nashville region by attracting local and national music events. The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center has been at the heart of Nashville’s art scene since 1977 when it opened on Thanksgiving Day. Originally a hotel, it was built to host Nashville’s, Grand Ole Opry. A concert has been held on a weekly basis at the building ever since. The hotel has been expanded and now includes a 57,000 square foot ball room and a 289,000 square foot exhibition space.
Please call us:
Bill – 917-414-5489
Saeedah – 646-617-6535
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