center column 5 A Uniquely Different Basketball Camp Coach Eslinger’s basketball academy teaches kids more than just shooting a basketball By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 12:59 pm 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Basketball is more than just learning how to shoot and dribble. It’s more than just a bunch of kids running around trying to score.While most basketball camps “kind of throw the ball out there and try to make money and thereâ€™s not a lot of teaching going on,” says Coach (“Doc”) Oliver Eslinger, head basketball coach of Caltech and the man behind Doc’s Youth Basketball Academy, “I want ours to be all about teaching, teaching how to play the game the right way, teaching strong fundamentals and skills and using a lot of the drills we do.”By teaching the fundamentals, students of Doc’s camp will learn not just the basics of the sport, but also the rules, and intangibles that go along with it.“I want to make ours a balance of interaction and building relationships but also teaching the right way how to play instead of a lot of what we see out there now,” says Eslinger.Other camps usually take the tallest guy and automatically make him a center, while the short ones are turned into guards, but Eslinger’s camp’s philosophy is not about that. It’s all about being versatile.“Our philosophy is we want to teach all the skills to everybody and provide opportunities for versatility, because weâ€™re trying to create complete basketball players,” says Eslinger.Though the camp will be mainly about basketball fundamentals, the psychology behind it is also taught. The mental game is just as important.“How you learn and how youâ€™re able to improve by learning life skills like being able to communicate, being able to look in a coachâ€™s eyes, being able to ask questions, being able to focus. I have a doctorate in sports psychology and thatâ€™s where the part of that comes in,” says Eslinger.Registration for the camp will be up to May 6th to ensure enrollment, though Eslinger says “weâ€™re going to keep it open until the beginning.”Start of the Academy will be on June 17th through the 21st, Monday to Friday with a second session from June 24th through the 28th.For more information on Doc’s Youth Basketball Academy, or to register online, visit http://www.docsbballacademy.com or call (626) 395-3264.You can also contact Doc via email [email protected] Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Business News More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week
Even before a line of thunderstorms reached Ocean City early Tuesday evening, parts of the island lost electrical power.Jeff Pinkerton passed along another photo from Tuesday’s storm on the Ocean City Boardwalk.With high humidity and temperatures topping 90 degrees, excessive demand for energy likely contributed to power outages.Atlantic City Electric reported 5,380 homes without electricity as of 8 p.m. Tuesday. Crews were still assessing the problem, and the utility company did not yet have an estimated time for restoring service.Before the storm arrived, power was out on the Boardwalk from Gillian’s Wonderland Pier to the Ocean City Music Pier. Across the island, the traffic lights on Bay Avenue were out between 18th Street and 34th Street. The Ocean City Community Center lost power, along with many nearby neighborhoods.It’s not yet clear if thunderstorms contributed to further outages.The electrical storms arrived about 7 p.m. and continued past 9 p.m. They came as a cold front moved into the region.Wednesday is expected to be sunny with a high in the low 80s.Clouds move in over Merion Park.The last moment of calm before the storm at 30th Street. Jeff Pinkerton submitted this photo from Manco & Manco Pizza at Eighth Street on the Boardwalk on Tuesday, June 23.
Jose Mourinho blamed Chelsea’s nearest rivals for his team’s 3-0 loss to West Brom in the Premier League on Monday.A brace from Saido Berahino and a second-half goal from Chris Brunt saw Tony Pulis’ men to their win at The Hawthorns, with Cesc Fabregas sent off in the 29th minute for Chelsea.With the title already wrapped up, Mourinho said his side were unable to play at the intensity required.The Portuguese tactician said his team could not be blamed for winning the title with matches to spare.”Football is to be played at maximum intensity and in our situation it’s not easy to do that,” Mourinho said.”I cannot say it’s a big surprise for me. I know what normally happens when a team is champion with matches in hand. “Bayern Munich lost the last three matches in the league, and when you’re champions so early it’s difficult to keep the motivation high.”When you lose that salt and pepper of the competition it’s difficult to compete at the highest level.”If I have to blame anybody, blame Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool for letting us win the title so early.”Chelsea are eight points clear of City (76 points) and even further clear of Arsenal (71), United (69) and Liverpool (62).–
Facebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyOn September 22 and 23, Thurston County residents can expect to see over one thousand volunteers wearing LIVE UNITED t-shirts pulling weeds, painting buildings, and cleaning sidewalks. It is about team building, giving back and helping organizations in need. Day of Caring has become an event that shuts down offices as employees hit the streets to make a difference together.A team from Olympia Federal Savings at Nisqually Land. Photo courtesy: United Way of Thurston County“Day of Caring is an unforgettable, hands-on experience providing volunteers an opportunity to actively improve our community while enhancing team-building outside the workplace,” said United Way Executive Director, Paul Knox. “When we expanded the event last year from one to two days, more people were able to experience the power of volunteering while making a significant impact on our community.”Day of Caring was established 25 years ago as the single largest day of volunteerism in Thurston County to increase awareness of human service organizations and demonstrate how people working together for the common good helps accomplish great things.“United Way is connecting community partners and supporters with non-profits throughout Thurston County to accomplish projects that can’t normally be done in one day,” said Volunteer Program Manager, Stacy Hicks.Students from The Evergreen College participate in Day of Caring with The United Way in Thurston County.Seasoned Day of Caring volunteer teams like Anchor Bank, Olympia Federal Savings and Puget Sound Energy will participate in projects for the Community Youth Services, Kiwanis Club of Olympia, Thurston County Food Bank and more. United Way also welcomes new participation from The Evergreen State College—they are sending more than 200 student volunteers—Labor & Industries—they are sending over 50 volunteers—and the LDS Church—they are sending over 300 volunteers.Volunteers will participate in over 30 different projects ranging from painting and landscaping low-income, disabled individuals’ homes, harvesting food bank gardens, and invasive plant pulling at locations throughout Thurston County.Day of Caring ScheduleFriday, September 22, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning Kick Off at First United Methodist ChurchFollowed by Volunteer Projects throughout Thurston County from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Saturday, September 23, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning Kick Off at First United Methodist ChurchFollowed by Volunteer Projects throughout Thurston County from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
By John Burton and Jay Cook |FAIR HAVEN – It’s been a busy boating season this summer as seemingly more take advantage of the area waterways for fun during the warm months. But with the greater number of people using watercrafts there are always a few who ignore the rules and common courtesy.Brian Rice, Fair Haven, is a licensed charter boat captain who grew up working and playing on the water. In his perception, boat traffic hasn’t necessarily increased this year, nor have the number of scofflaws failing to adhere to no-wake zones or those who wind up speeding. But, as always, “You have the weekend warriors,” Rice observed. “You have the people who are inconsiderate, let alone not knowing the rules of the road, being irresponsible.”“On the water, especially on the water,” Rice said he’s learned through experience. “Because there’s no posted speed limits,” people just disregard what should be done.“The biggest problems we’re seeing is a lack of knowledge on the part of the operators of boating rules and regulations,” said Lt. Ted Schafer, a spokesman for New Jersey State Police. “Specifically, they’re operating at higher rates of speed than they should be, than is safe and that is allowed.”Schafer was speaking in general terms of what State Police are witnessing in the waterways around the state, with enforcement on the waterways largely coming under the purview of the that law enforcement agency. Schafer said no hard data is yet available regarding this year’s activities on the water, until the season’s end.But, anecdotally, there have been persistent concerns, Schafer offered. “Boating while intoxicated is an issue,” he said. So much so, that State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard have partnered this year on an initiative in response, he said.State Police are also using undercover officers and vessels to address violations.The state agency operates a variety of boats, Schafer said, from 10-foot John boat (an often-aluminum fishing boat) to 50-foot cabin cruisers.In addition, State Police have begun using unmarked Jet Skis, especially in high traffic areas, such as the Navesink River, according to Sgt. Lawrence Peele, with the State Police’s Public Information Bureau. Undercover troopers on the Jet Skis identify violations and then escorts the violators to a uniformed trooper who conducts the official stop.“These details have been very successful in both educating the boating public and enforcing New Jersey boat regulations with summons,” Peele said by way of an email.The details will continue until boating traffic lessens with the change of seasons, Peele added.The Middletown Police Department has its own marine unit. And, according to Lt. Paul Bailey, the unit was quite active this summer, often working with the Coast Guard doing safety and equipment inspections. However, Bailey said, the officers didn’t see a significant increase in unruly behavior.Jim Cerruti has owned and operated Fair Haven Yacht Works, 73 De Normandie Ave., Fair Haven, for roughly 20 years. “It has been a very good summer for boating,” he said, probably the best since before Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Cerruti attributes it to a number of factors, including former boaters who lost their vessels to Sandy getting back into it; to new families moving into the area; and relatively lower prices for gas. “Those are all indicators people are enjoying their time on the water.”It may not be that boaters are behaving any worse than at other times, Cerruti suspected. “I think it’s getting a little more attention because boating is so strong,” he suspected. “You’re always thinking about those out there being idiots,” that’s what you remember, Cerruti offered, “more than the majority out there behaving themselves, following the rules of the road, being courteous.”“I think that’s true on land, too,” Rice maintained.“But I’ll say this,” Cerruti added, “people wave in boats. They don’t wave in cars…If you pass a boater, nine out of 10 will wave to you.”But being a courteous boater falls under more than one category.For Chan Irwin, the third-generation owner of Irwin Marine, located in Red Bank’s Marine Park, common courtesy on the evolves from a program the marina has been doing for over 30 years.When a customer new to the Two River area invests in a boat and docks at his marina, a captain on staff takes boaters for a complete overview ride of the river.“Usually it’s a four-hour service where our captain will take the boat out, show them the waterways, where to fuel – just make them aware of places they can go, places they can anchor and swim,” Irwin said.Although it’s a paid service offered, he finds it has been helpful to the boaters new to the Navesink or Shrewsbury rivers.Boating is a kind of recreation, Irwin said, “and they don’t want to denigrate their area.”A benefit of Irwin’s boater education service is that people new to the area are provided with a feel for the rivers, as well as what areas to stay away from.It’s education that Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, said is important to the ever-changing health of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers.“A lot of people get training about how to be safe on the boat, but not how to be more conscious about what environmental consequences their boat may be doing to the environment,” she said.The health of both rivers has been a hot topic in recent years. With fertilizers and fecal matter finding its way into the system, Zipf said both bodies of water need healthy vegetation to keep clean.Of that greenery, eelgrass and “submerged aquatic vegetation,” as Zipf put it, are of the most importance. Take eelgrass, for example. Zipf said it provides a necessary habitat for juvenile fish and crustaceans that could use a hiding spot during the summer months.Zipf also said that eelgrass is commonly found at the confluence of the Two Rivers – a spot where boaters open their throttles after bouncing at slow speeds beneath the Capt. Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge. At that location, the eelgrass is “extremely fragile and needs to be protected,” she said.But Zipf welcomes the challenge for more education, because it will ultimately save the rivers environmentalists have fought over for 30-plus years.“I don’t think any boaters go out there and say ‘I’m going to harm the habitat,’ ” she said. “I think it’s just a lack of awareness, and they need to be more conscious that they’re sharing this beautiful resource with nature and plants that need to be preserved.”This article was first published in the Sept. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Desert High is playing with house money, and the Scorpions aren’t completely comfortable with the way they got it. Nevertheless, they are determined to play for all it is worth. After finishing fourth in High Desert League play, Desert claimed a Southern Section Div. XII playoff at-large berth on the recommendation of third-place Mojave, which withdrew from playoffs after threats of gang violence forced the cancellation of a Nov. 4 league game against Frazier Mountain of Lebec and a subsequent arson incident at the school gym. The Scorpions (4-7), in the playoffs for the first time since playing in the 2002 Div. XII championship game, defeated Lucerne Valley 12-3 in a first-round playoff game Friday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Desert coach Chris Hinton said his players feel bad for regional rival Mojave, which defeated his team 28-14 in a regular-season finale to clinch an apparent playoff berth. “It’s not a matter of how they got in, it’s what they do when they’re there that matters and that’s what we’re focusing on,” Hinton said. “It’s unfortunate for Mojave, but our kids are excited about the opportunity.” Hinton said that excitement showed in the Lucerne Valley game. “They could have taken this as a vacation, but we got in and played really hard,” Hinton said. Familiar foe: Desert plays host to Ontario Christian (9-2) in Friday’s quarterfinal in a rematch of the 2002 championship game, which Ontario Christian won 27-19. Desert quarterback/defensive back Ryan Gava was a freshman on the 2002 team and appeared briefly in the title game at receiver. His older brother, Nick Gava, was the Scorpions’ starting quarterback. The 2002 title game was a blue-chip prospect showcase featuring Desert receiver Rudy Burgess and Ontario Christian running back Drew Robinson, who went to Arizona State and Nevada-Reno, respectively. “We don’t have the star power we did then, and neither do they,” said Hinton, who was Desert’s defensive coordinator that year. “It’s a team effort for us as it is for them.” Pass-happy: Rosamond (9-2), which defeated Desert Christian 35-0 Friday to advance to the quarterfinals, plays host to an L.A. Baptist of North Hills (6-3-1) team on Friday that passes more than anyone the Roadrunners have seen. The Knights threw the ball on 36 percent of their 476 offensive plays and gained nearly half of their yards (1,200 of 2,431) via the pass. It is an entirely different look than the Roadrunners are accustomed to in the High Desert, where passing teams are scarce. “It is a concern because we’re not used to it,” Rosamond coach Kevin Rizer said. Rizer said he’s working with defensive backs and linebacker on “playing honest” in practices this week, trying to get them to read the plays before filling holes against the run. Vulnerability? Vasquez coach Doug Odum acknowledged Friday’s Div. XII quarterfinal against No. 1 seeded Aquinas of San Bernardino (10-1) is a formidable challenge. But he believes Aquinas’ vulnerability to the pass, something he saw in watching film of its 34-0 first-round victory over Kern Valley of Lake Isabella is something the Mustangs might be able to exploit. Vasquez plays host to Aquinas on Friday at 7:30. “We saw Kern Valley throw on them and they threw rather well, so we plan to do same thing,” Odum said. Vasquez rallied from an early 13-point deficit in Friday’s first-round 21-13 victory over Salesian Los Angeles. The Mustangs, who didn’t run an offensive play in the first quarter, held their opponent without a first down in the second half. Vasquez quarterback Joe Perez, who sat out the Mustangs’ regular-season finale (a 17-7 loss to Rio Hondo of Arcadia) due to a suspension, was instrumental in leading the comeback. “It was like night and day,” Odum said of having Perez back. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Cranes during one of the training sessions in Maseru (photo by FUFA Media)2019 AFCON Qualifiers-Group LLesotho vs UgandaSetsoto Stadium, MaseruTuesday, 16-10-2018 @07:00pmReferee: Ali Mohammed Adelaid (Comoros)MASERU – The Uganda Cranes will be hoping they can seal qualification to the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon when they take on Lesotho on Tuesday evening.Sitting on top of Group L with seven points from three games, Sebastian Desabre’s charges will seal their spot at next year’s showpiece with a victory on Tuesday coupled by Cape Verde failing to win in Tanzania.Having arrived in Maseru early, Uganda have had proper time to recover and prepare for the game and have also been boosted by the return of Tanzanian based defender Murushid Jjuuko.Jjuuko missed the game on Saturday due to suspension after accumulating two bookings but now that he is available, he is expected to be slotted straight back into the starting line-up.He is most likely going to be paired with Hassan Wasswa at center-back while Denis Iguma goes back into the midfield alongside seasoned performer-Khalid Aucho.Joseph Ochaya who has been performing below per of late is the one expected to give way as Jjuuko returns.Jjuuko returns to the fold after serving a one game suspension (file photo)Speaking after the last training on Monday, Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre noted that all the 24 players are in good shape and focused ahead of the game:“We have had two good training sessions in Lesotho at the Setsoto stadium, said Desabre.“The players are all in shape and focused for the game.“We have the quality and happy for their response.Match Facts:Lesotho have never defeated Uganda in an AFCON qualifier before.This will be the fourth meeting between the two nations with Uganda winning two of the past three whilst drawing the other game.The only fixture in which Lesotho have avoided defeat against Uganda was the only game played in Maseru between the two sides. It ended 0-0 in June 2007.Lesotho go into the game in wanting form having won only two of their last eight games (D3 L3). Their last victory in the qualifiers dates back to a 1-0 win over Comoros in July 2017.At home, the Crocodiles have won five of their last nine games (D1 L3).For Uganda, having won only two of their last 10 games including the 3-0 victory over Tuesday’s opponents last weekend.However, the Cranes have not lost an AFCON qualifier since March 2016 when Burkina Faso defeated them 1-0 in Ouagadougou. In that period, Uganda has won four and drawn two of their six games.Away from home, the Cranes have won four of their last eight AFCON qualifiers (D1 L3) and are currently on a two-game winning streak.Uganda Cranes Players Available for Selection:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Dennis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda),Forwards: Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt)Comments Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersSebastian DesabretopUganda Cranes
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unverferth Manufacturing announces its 31 Days of Christmas Rebate for purchasers of its brands of new grain carts and wagons from December 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Purchasers of Brent, Killbros, Parker or Unverferth grain carts and high-capacity wagons during this time period will receive up to a $4,000 rebate check on grain carts and up to $1,100 on grain wagons.The grain cart rebate amounts are $4,000 for 2,000 bushel, $3,500 for 1500 and 1600 bushel, $3,000 for 1300 through 1100 bushel, $2,500 for 1000 bushel, $1,500 for 850 and 700 bushel and $1,000 for 650 to 500 bushel models. Grain wagon rebates are $1,100 for 750 bushel, $950 for 650 and $800 for 550 bushel wagons.Additionally, grain cart purchasers of any of these brands through year’s end also qualify for up to $3,000 in Buyer’s Bucks good toward the future purchase of a wide range of other Unverferth-branded products.Rebates are available for grain carts and wagons in dealer and factory inventory during this time period. Qualified, registered purchasers during the 31 Days of Christmas will be mailed a rebate check. Complete details are available at the nearest grain cart dealer and at Unverferth.com.Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. is a family owned manufacturer and marketer of tillage, seed, hay- and grain-handling equipment along with pull-type sprayers and agricultural dual, triples and specialty wheel products. For additional information, contact Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 357, Kalida, OH 45853. Phone 1-800-322-6301, 419-532-3121 or visit the website at www.unverferth.com.
Here are seven professional tips to keep in mind when filming a shoot using a teleprompter.Cover image via Four Winds Creative.In the professional video industry, opinions on teleprompters tend to vary. For some video production professionals, they are essential. For others, they can be a nightmare. If you’ve decided that a teleprompter is the best way to go, here are seven important tips to make sure your shoot goes off without a hitch.1. Set Your SpotImage via The Black and Blue.Ideally, you’ll be setting up your teleprompter shot well before your subject is ready to go. Use a light stand (or better yet, a similar sized stand-in) to help you set everything up. If you carefully mark your spot, you can set everything from focus to lighting to audio.2. Sturdy Tripod and Set-upImage of the UltraLight iPad 10″ via Prompter People.Depending on your teleprompter and camera choices, you very well may need separate tripods for each — or a very sturdy one for both. Teleprompters can range from lightweight iPad holders to heavy-duty contraptions, so be sure to make sure your tripod is well within its weight threshold.3. Give Good SightlineImage via Crescent Beach Productions.When you have your real subject in his or her spot and your camera set up, you may need to adjust the height of your teleprompter to give your subject a good sightline. Ideally you’d like it perfectly parallel with your subject’s eyes so that they are looking directly into the camera. (However, if you’re looking for a more abstract effect, feel free to adjust accordingly.)4. Record and Monitor AudioImage via Media Maven.When shooting a set teleprompter shot, you will have the luxury of maximizing your audio recording capabilities without tricky movements. If you’re using say, a boom mic, you can set it overhead (either with a person or a light stand) to be as physically as close to the subject as your shot will allow you. As you film, you can monitor audio either in-camera or through your external device.5. Establish PaceImage via Big Apple Studios.From the beginning, you’d like to get your subject comfortable with the teleprompter and how it scrolls. However, it’s also up to you to establish a pace for your subject to follow. Whether they naturally talk quickly or slowly, you have the power to scroll to match their comfort level — as well as the ability to kick it up or slow it down as you’d like.Pro Tip: if your video allows, you can still break up your teleprompter script into smaller chunks rather than running all the way through. Encourage your subject to take breaks between paragraphs or lines to catch their breath and collect their thoughts.6. Minimize Eye MovementImage via TeleprompterRental.com.One problem many experience when working with teleprompters is a tendency to get “shifty-eyed” when they read the words across the screen. One simple way to combat this is to encourage your subject to read and take in full lines at a time, rather than reading each word as it appears. Give them a chance to read the whole paragraph, understand the message, and use the teleprompter more as a safety net.7. Stay Cool (Keep Wipes Ready)Let’s face it, for some people, speaking on camera is a nerve-racking experience that will always make them uncomfortable. A teleprompter can be a good way to put a subject at ease because they don’t have to worry about forgetting lines — although they can still get nervous. If they do, try to keep them calm, give them positive reinforcement, and keep a package of sweat wipes handy.Looking for more video production tips? Check out these articles:The Best Teleprompters for Professional Video ProductionVideo Production: Nebula 4000 Lite 3-Axis StabilizerFree Location Release Form for Film and Video ProductionsHow to Pick the Best Video Production MicHow to Plan (and Diagram) Your Video Production Lighting SetupBrowse our full collection of video production articles here.