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- Presidential Prompter
- Confidence Monitor
- EyePrompt / iPad
- Battery-powered, High Bright Daylight Standard and Presidential Prompters
- Wireless SteadiCam Prompter
- Robotic/Rise and Fall Teleprompter
- Podium Teleprompter
Standard Teleprompter Rental
Price: $945 for 10 Hour Day with a professional operator.
Our professional “through-the-lens” teleprompters include AutoCue, Telescript or Prompter People units. Our prompters can sit on the tripod with your camera, or be set up on a separate tripod placed in front of your camera (freestanding). This unit allows the talent to look right into the lens and read copy.
The average set up time is about twenty minutes. We suggest providing your operator with a script in Word format before the shoot, however, operators are able to load scripts and/or make minor edits on set.
Prompters are delivered at no charge within the city, but there is a mileage charge of .56 cents per mile, plus any tolls outside NYC.
Price: $945 – 10 Hour Day with Operator
The Interrotron Mark III consists of a director’s unit (camera, lens, tripod, hood, mirror, mounting plate, professional monitor) and a talent unit (hood, sliding 15mm double gold plate mounting system, professional monitor). Together, these units enable both the director and the talent to have a face to face conversation, whilst looking directly into the camera. This is ideal for inexperienced talent who are intimidated by looking into a camera lens for an extended period of time. The interrotron gives the talent someone to look at, producing a more natural manner of communication.
The Interrotron Mark II includes a camera, lens and talent unit. Although the talent will be able to view the director, the director will not be able to view talent and must divert his/her attention to a camera that feeds the image to the talent unit.
To find out more about the Interrotron, click here.
Price: $250/Day – $750/3 Day Week
Please call Bill at 917.414.5489 or Leah at 646-340-6450 for details on extended rental packages.
Available for office pickup or shipping.
The EyeDirect, like the Interrotron Mark III, allows both talent and director to see each other all while achieving the effect that the talent is looking into the camera. This unit is ideal for stationary/fixed camera set ups only.
The unit comes in a custom-fitted Pelican case and is prepared and ready to ship. The total package weighs 30 lbs and is just larger than a carry-on bag.
To learn more about the EyeDirect, click here.
Presidential Teleprompter Rental (aka Speech Prompter)
Price: $995 – 10 Hours with operator.
The Presidential Teleprompter consists of two glass panels that are placed on either side of a lectern. The speaker looks to the glass panels to read text, but the audience sees right through the glass, making it appear, from their point of view, as if there is no text on the glass that would obstruct their view. This unit can commonly be found at conferences, award shows, presidential speeches (hence the name) and graduations.
We are regularly called to the United Nations to prompt for visiting heads of state. We have also prompted for A List celebrities and politicians including Beyoncé, Oprah, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton.
We recommend allowing our operator into the venue several hours before the start of the event so that he/she can work directly with talent to adjust prompter positioning and script fonts to their comfort.
We also offer the Rise and Fall Robotic Presidential Teleprompter. This is a unit is particularly useful for live events with multiple speakers reading off of a prompter. People come in different shapes and sizes, and oftentimes, the ideal height of a presidential stand is different across the board. Having a stage hand run out on to the stage to adjust the height of each panel between speakers is not only unattractive, but also dangerous as there is a possibility of glass breaking and shattering. With the robotic prompter, the operator to remotely adjust the height of each panel between each speaker, allowing for a seamless transition between speakers.
This unit is available in New York but can be driven or shipped to other cities. For example, our robotic prompter has served Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Nantucket, Newark, Atlantic City, Hartford, Westchester and The Hamptons.
It comes with operator and 2x 19″ Monitors or 1x 32″/36″ Monitor.
Additional monitors and sizes are available.
Please call 917.414.5489 to discuss multiple monitor rentals or unique setups.
Confidence Monitors are an alternative to Presidential Prompters and give speakers/presenters the freedom to walk around the stage without losing access to copy. Musicians and singers often use several of them (referred to as “Rock ‘n Roll Monitors”) placed at the edge of the stage and angled up (out of audience sight) so the talent can see the lyrics.
The Confidence Monitor typically has three configurations: onstage, offstage or at the back of the house.
Check out the Confidence Monitor page for more information as well as images of the units.
iPad Teleprompter Rental/EyePrompt Rental
Price: $95/Day without iPad; $120/Day with iPad (Stand not included)
Available for in office pickup of shipping.
The iPad Teleprompter is a great tool for small shoots with extensive travel and/or tight budgets. It can easily fit inside a laptop case and sets up in less than two minutes. It sits on a small light stand or low C-stand (typical 750 stud) not included.
It is important to note that most iPad softwares do not allow for live script scroll adjustment, so talent must follow along with the iPad, rather than going at their own natural pace. iPad software that does allow adjustments (via Bluetooth) often lag by a few seconds.
To get more info on this prompter, please click here.
Battery-powered, High Bright Daylight Standard and Presidential Prompters
We can now prompt anywhere without worrying about the lack of AC power or not being able to read the text because of bright sunlight. Both “through-the-lens” teleprompters and presidential teleprompters have options of high bright monitors. These monitors make it easier to read text in bright sunlight. We also have battery operated options since many outdoor shoots do not have access to power.
Naturally, you must take every precaution not to allow sunlight to fall directly onto the monitor(s). Think of your TV image when window light falls directly on the screen. It’s best to shield the monitors as much as possible.
This new lightweight SteadiCam Prompter
has a 10″ X 10″ High Bright Monitor.
It attaches to your camera’s rod system.
- IYF 10″ beamsplitter / hood
- 2.8 Pounds without monitor
- 1000 NTS 10″ High Bright Monitor 1.7 Pounds
- Power D Tap, Anton Bauer, 4 Pin XLR (cables included) or included Sony Batteries
- Wireless Option Available $195
- Adaptors included for 15 mm and 19mm rods
- Composite, HDMI and VGA inputs
- Sturdy Aluminum Frame
- No Fan
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
Teleprompter Rental NYC: Meet some of our New York staff.
Teleprompter Speech Coaching
In New York and Hollywood, we have several professional Speech Coaches who are trained in teleprompter operation. They are skilled actor/trainers who will help you to prepare for and deliver an effective presentation before either a standard through-the-lens camera mounted Teleprompter or a Presidential style Prompter aka Speech Prompter.
Our coach can go to your place of business or meet you at our studio with the prompter and camera (to record comments and your progress) and give you one-on-one training.
You (or your talent) will learn to read the prompter naturally and be able to confidently give a relaxed, persuasive and compelling performance or delivery.
Daria Schabad is a classically trained actress who will help you deliver a relaxed, effective speech with the use of a teleprompter. She is New York based. An operator can bring a teleprompter to your place of business or provide personal prompter training at our office or studio.
Michael Gonzalez is one of our senior prompter and interrotron specialists. He is also a speech coach, and acts as a producer and director for the commercial and music video division at American Movie Company.
Michael primarily operates in New York City, but can travel to shoots outside of the city.
As a seasoned prompter operator, he has worked with and instructed Former President Bill Clinton, A-list celebrities like Oprah and multiple CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies. Those I just named didn’t need much help, but some credit for their flawless and confident, speeches must go to Michael. He is at ease with everyone. Michael is a true Renaissance man. He’s been a working actor for over ten years, a proud member Sag-Aftra. We believe this is yet another reason he has such keen insight into the film business and is able to make everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Production Office Coordinator and Teleprompter Operator
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