How To Interrotron
He shed some light on some of the specifics of setting up an Interrotron. Essentially, here’s what he had to say.
An Interrotron works like a teleprompter that shows the interviewer or director’s face as opposed to the script scrolling above the camera. The Director also sees the talent (interviewee) or the subject being filmed.
We at Teleprompter Rental LA, can boast that not only do we use the top brand of Autocue Teleprompters for, in essence, building an Interrotron, but we have also upgraded our monitors to professional 1080p HD video playback. Monitors excellent quality to enhance the face-to-face conversation. The crisp image attracts the talent to look right into the lens behind the Teleprompter glass.
Interrotrons are essentially a dual Teleprompter system. The physical set up and break down is much the same as when dealing with two normal teleprompters. However, the video relay in between is what makes it different. You send the video feed of each camera to its adjacent other Teleprompter monitor, creating a Skype or FaceTime “esque” video conferencing system.
Lou, Zack and Michael also shared some clips of projects for which they’ve teleprompted. In Lou’s case he is also a cameraman. All three have other talents, one is pursuing a career as a DP, one is an actor, another a comedian (not just around us – he actually performs!) I’ve edited some into this super awesome teleprompter reel that you must watch.
Take a look at this video, which highlights some of our favorite gigs: Working on the promo shoot for Samantha Bee’s Christmas special, teleprompting for 7 Deadly Sins, meeting the Bodega Boys, Desus and Mero, whose Showtime series is hilarious.
All three mavens, who have become close friends, made it a point to inform me that it was very fun working on these sets.
For your benefit the following pictures continue to depict a typical Interrotron set up:
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Our Operators have shared their perspectives on the magic that goes into setting up one of these spectacular filmmaking tools. We hope that you find this information useful and insightful.
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