Ovation Teleprompting is owned and run by Neil Tanner, and is one of the premier teleprompting companies here in Northern California. Neil has a great track record and he takes pride in what he does, and this shows in the quality of his work. He has done work for a wide range of clients; from President Obama, to well known celebrities, and to folks who are giving a speech for the first time. He has literally travelled the globe and being the renaissance man he is, he speaks a number of languages, and yes his service is available for foreign languages.
It you hear what his clients have to say, they all tend to agree that he is a very intuitive operator. They make note that his work is transparent, as it should be, and it feels like they are controlling the flow of text in a way that suits their temperatment and style. This is the mark of a good operator.
Neil has been doing this a long time, and at various times he has been an audio tech, art director, set builder, still photographer and grip. So even though he does teleprompting full time now, he has a breath of experience that shows when he is on set. Plus he actually still loves the film biz.
Another mark of a good operator is one that has all the gear you need. Neil maintains an inventory of top flight gear, and he has something that will work on just about anything you can think of, period. From DSLRs to Red to the Big Arri Alexa or 535 there is something that can be put together for just about anything. If it can be done Neil can do it. In addition to the teleprompting gear he also has a mirrorcam (like used in the Errol Morris documentaries) and the eyeliner rig, for direct eye contact when doing interviews, and more.
So a gazillion clients cant be wrong. This is an all around good guy, talented operator, with the personal and creative flair you are seeking is the reason he is one of the few teleprompting services we included in our SF / Bay Area Hotspot listings.