I've been wanting a teleprompter for my personal home studio for sometime. I recently started digging around online to see the best way to build one. I use them at work and they can be incredibly expensive, but I had seen some home brew setups that seemed to work pretty well.
This weekend, inspired by the guys over at Indy Mogul, I built my own version of their $35 teleprompter. Here is a completely how to video outlining their build.
The $35 teleprompter
Obviously to say it's a $35 teleprompter isn't exactly true since you still have to use some kind of display to run it. I'm using my iPad and the Telepompter + app ($15). The app works fantastic and it even allows you to control the prompter with another I device. In my case, I can use my iPhone to control the app on my iPad making it much easier for me to be on camera and running the prompter at the same time.
I made some tiny variations on their design, but over all it's the same. I'm incredibly pleased with the result, especially consider the investment.
I know there are a lot of people on here doing video work on a tight budget, so I thought I'd share.