EyeDirect

Journey Productions have been huge advocates and users of the EyeDirect® device for a lot of its interviews in various productions. EyeDirect® use a patented combination of mirror and beamsplitter to guarantee eye contact with any interview subject, regardless of age or mood. Subjects see the interviewer’s face while actually looking directly into the camera’s lens.

If you can have someone telling their story to the lens, that creates an even stronger experience than if they’re telling their story at an angle

Using the EyeDirect® creates a better environment for the interview itself and better audience engagement. Steve McWilliams, the inventor sums up its impact – “If you can have someone telling their story to the lens, that creates an even stronger experience than if they’re telling their story at an angle,” Steve says. “I don’t think we’re ever going to lose our appetite for eye contact.”

This video from EyeDirect® explains how it works –

Journey Productions films using the EyeDirect® device: