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Talking Heads – Autocue or Interview?

When planning a talking head video, clients often ask if we recommend using an autocue or interviewer.

Autocue is generally best if:

  • the content is instructional
  • there’s a lot of detailed information to present
  • there’s a short time slot to film in

If you go here you’ll see various Talking Heads videos using autocue – all ‘presenters’ are clients, using autocue, except Glen, a professional presenter, in the Standard Life Healthcare video.

The interview approach works better if:

  • a conversational style is required
  • there’s more time to shoot and edit

On this page you’ll see clients talking without autocue, to an off-camera client interviewer – often a more ‘natural’ result but also more time consuming

On some shoots we take the off-camera client interviewer approach, but bring along the autocue as a back-up.

Whichever route we take, clients invariably tell us we made it much easier than they were expecting!



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