Is it possible to just use a laptop as a teleprompter?
I was thinking of just buying a simple adjustable tripodstand with a flat plate at the top that would allow me to put the laptop screen directly below the camcorder lens. More specifically I was thinking of a flat plate type of music stand to support the laptop.
Is there a specificdistance it would not be noticeable that the actor is reading the screenjust below the camcorder lens?
Also,teleprompter softwareseems to be designed for mirror image re-directionand the script flows frombottom to top. Is there a teleprompter software that scriptflows normally down the screentop to bottom?
I found some plans for teleprompter stands and such, but they are too bulky andwould be in the way for many shoots. Also, they look amateurish for the most part.