If you have chosen to ad-lib, the chances are that you already have a very good idea of what you want to say. This is probably because you are very familiar with your topics and have an ‘internal’ script. It is common for people who teach, present to audiences and are generally very confident around their subjects to choose this method.
Using PowerPoint slides and ad-libbing
PowerPoint slides are often used to aid ad-libbed video production and can be included alongside you in your videos as well as shown full screen when required. Another option is that the PowerPoint is just for you to use as a prompt and not shown in your video. If you wish, you can make two PowerPoint presentations, one for your notes and one for your viewers to see. For this option you must have the same number of slides as they will be advanced together.
More information on including presentations
Your PowerPoint presentation will be shown on the teleprompter when you record your videos allowing you to view each slide whilst keeping perfect eye-line with the camera lens.
You will be viewing your PowerPoint slides on a 7″ monitor at a distance of 2.5m. This may sound tricky, but so far many hundreds of videos have been successful created by a number of different presenters in this way. If the slide is more detailed (and therefore difficult to see) then you simply switch it to the full screen mode which then displays the slide on a 40″ monitor above the camera. As you are not being recorded in full screen mode you can look at the large screen to see the details of your slide.