Occasionally I use a teleprompter to make videos. It’s great for keeping myself on task and tweaking the wording I’ll use for videos. I made my own teleprompter using materials I already had around the house. Here’s how.
This teleprompter works great for making videos. The app even follows your voice. It stops when you stop speaking or go off script. It will pause and keep listening. When you get back to the script, it picks back up with your voice and follows along.
The app is PromptSmart. Get it here.
- Art Core
- Duct Tape
- Picture Frame (around 8″x10″)
- Retractable Razer
- Straight Edge
Seriously, this is one of the easiest Do It Yourself projects in video. All you have to do is cut one plane of art core the width of your picture frame (I made mine a little wider) and then the length of the picture frame + the depth of your camera and lens.
After you’ve figured that out and cut it, you cut two 45 degree angles for the picture frame to rest on. They need to be 45 degree so that the angle is right for the frame.
I made my 45’s a little less than half the width of the art core width, so that they would be able to fold down and lie flat after attaching them. The I positioned them on the art core and duct taped them down.
That’s all the hard work.
Now you just lay the picture frame on the 45’s and put the camera behind the lens. The iPad lies flat under the angle of the picture frame so that it shines up into it. Then you drape the fabric on top of the whole thing so you can see the reflection of the words easier.
Boom! Instant teleprompter!