Module 09: How to Shoot a Self Submission
Segment 09: Teleprompter for a DSLR
Level up your submission and learn how to use a teleprompter with a DSLR or other video camcorder.
Teleprompt+ 3 is perfect for anyone who would benefit from having a powerful visual aid while engaged in a public speaking activity.
Teleprompter Pro (Android)
Teleprompter Pro is the professional teleprompter system for your Android phone and tablet.
Canon Rebel T6i camera is a great entry camera into the world DSLR's. You can do a lot more than shoot self submission videos too!
Velbon Videomate 638/F 3-Sec Heavy Duty Geared Tripod & Carrying Case
When using a DSLR, the camera is small enough that you won't need a large tripod.
Neewer Photography 160 LED Studio Lighting Kit
The Neewer CN-160 helps to ensure perfect settings for your photography or video subject.
On Stage MS7201B Round Base Microphone Stand, Black
Use this mic stand to hold your shotgun mic and focus card as your stand in.
On Stage MY200 Universal Microphone Clip
Spring-loaded clip. 5/8 inch 27 female threaded insert in plastic base.
Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone for Smartphones with Accessory Bundle
This high-quality condenser is ideal for video. It includes an adapter for instant compatibility with newer smartphones (Android, iPhone, more).
The RØDE NTG2 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, designed for professional applications within the film, video, television and production industries.
Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder
In case you want to record your audio separately, I recommend picking up one of these portable digital recorders.
If you want to take your shotgun mic and input it into this USB mixer, you can record audio straight into your computer.
Clamps for Backdrop and Focus Card
You'll need these handy clamps to secure any backdrop and focus card when you're shooting by yourself.
In case you don't have a gray wall, you can always pick up a gray muslin backdrop.
Download this focus card and print it out onto card stock. Clamp the focus card onto the mic stand for your stand in.
Want to learn some other tricks?
Now that we've gone through the gamut of ways to shoot a self submission video, what are some other tricks and tips that you can use when you have to play several characters at once?
See you in Segment 10: Tips and Tricks When Shooting a Self Submission