After months of design, development, and personal investment, the Little Prompter is ready for the production line. We’ve had users in Wisconsin, California, and Minnesota performing extensive testing with versions of the Little Prompter, which led us to the versatile model we have today. We’ve tested with multiple types of laptops, tablets, monitors, webcams, iMacs, DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and more.
Little Prompter – a cool little Teleprompter
If you make talking head videos as an online course creator, video podcaster, YouTuber or internet marketer then a teleprompter can help to make your videos look more professional. There are many options available from full size, professional teleprompters to simple smartphone or tablet apps.
The problem with using an app (without an actual teleprompter) is that the phone or tablet will be placed a little off-axis from the camera view. A teleprompter places the text you are reading in front of the camera so that as you are reading it you are looking directly into the camera.
The Little Prompter is a new product (coming to market soon) that will solve several problems.
- DIY Teleprompters can be difficult to create if you don’t have the technical building skills
- Teleprompters typically bulky and heavy which means not very portable
- A mobile app by itself may help you to read your script but without “eye contact” to the viewer.
As I am writing this post they have a Kickstarter Campaign that is well on its way to being funded.
The Little Prompter is a small teleprompter that can fit over your built-in laptop camera, a webcam, or a professional DSLR or Video Camera. You then put your smartphone on the tray and play your queued text and you are good to go.
Watch the Little Prompter demo video:
Little Prompter was developed by Dann Hurlbert because he saw an opportunity for improvement after years of experience as an actor, director, film and theatre instructor and now a design and media specialist in higher education. He currently works directly with employees making instructional videos.
He has used everything from DIY teleprompters to large professional teleprompters over the span of his career. While working with people creating videos using his bulky pro-grade teleprompter he often heard people say that they wish they had one of those in their office.
The faculty and business professionals I work with are smart. Their content is good. But some still struggle when delivering content on camera. That’s not rare, either. Many people become more self-conscious in front of a camera. To make matters worse, today’s video audiences have little tolerance for unpolished delivery. They’ve been consuming high-quality video produced by professionals their entire lives. So, when a viewer see poor video quality, a halting delivery, and a lack of eye-contact, they dismiss the speaker as insecure, unprofessional, unintelligent. That translates to a drop in engagement, a loss of trust, and poor results.
Check out the Kickstarter Campaign today. If you pledge $120 not only do you help kickstart the product but you get one for yourself too!
The Little Prompter website is at LittlePrompter.com