The EyeDirect is a revolutionary and deceptively simple method to hold your subject’s attention.
You rent the EyeDirect as a substitute for the Interrotron or traditional off-camera interviews.
No monitor, electricity, or cables are required, so it’s perfect to rent for field shoots. The director just stands or sits next to the camera and connects with the subject in a natural conversation through the EyeDirect. Gestures and body language are easily seen, too.
And it’s not just for the director: the subject’s parent, handler, or wrangler can also supply natural eye contact and improve the shot tremendously. The EyeDirect Mark II has a second mirror that pivots vertically, which allows for different heights of the camera and interviewer.
It also has a great feature that lets a “one man band” director shoot video as well as interview. Very cool! The EyeDirect Mark II is the newer sibling of the original EyeLiner MP1 and the EyeDirect 16×9. It’s also a little bigger than the DSLR-only EyeDirect Mark E. The lens opening is 140mm wide so will hold most lenses.
The EyeDirect Mark II rental system includes:
• The EyeDirect Mark II with shipping case
• Mounting hardware that fits almost any camera, including a DSLR riser, lens donut, and toolkit
• Tablet teleprompter adapter