EyeDirect Mark II

The EyeDirect is a photographic device that guarantees eye contact from any subject, regardless of age or mood. Used by producers and shooters all over the world, the EyeDirect can guarantee an authentic connection. By employing two mirrors, a 'periscope' is created to draw the subject's attention to what is reflected behind camera. EyeDirect requires no electricity and is as simple as a child's toy.

The EyeDirect Mark II is the professional's tool to guarantee eye contact from any subject. The Mark II accommodates the larger, professional cameras like a Red, Alexa or Amira with large zooms, but may be configured to handle DSLRs as well. Users may attach their iPads and convert the Mark II, to an AutoCue/TelePrompter. The EyeDirect allows interviewer to be on either side of the camera.

EyeDirect Features

  • Easy set-up
  • Accommodations for DSLRs to full-size cameras with zoom
  • 18" adjustable balance base plate and riser
  • Easy conversion to an AutoCue or TelePrompter with your iPad or tablet (iPad not included)
  • Versatility to put the interviewer on either side of the camera
  • No electricity required
  • High quality beamsplitter mirror and secondary glass "Edison" mirror

Package Includes

  • EyeDirect device with 50/50% beamsplitter and secondary mirror complete
  • 18" adjustable baseplate
  • Riser for DSLRs
  • Rubber donut
  • SKB custom foam fitted case
  • Hex head tools and 3/8 x 16 tiedown fastener
  • iPad/tablet accessory to convert system to teleprompter/autocue
  • Complete system to mount your camera to your tripod

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"The EyeDirect is a filmmaking marvel. We set out to make Pony Excess look like nothing the viewer had seen before - I mean we've all seen thousands and thousands of "talking heads" interviews in our lifetime, right? To reach that goal we utilized everything from achieving close to the shallowest depth of field possible to using kino bulbs naked from their casings directly in frame- but it all began (and ended, frankly) with the EyeDirect. Everything else we did was to augment the immediacy that theEyeDirect delivers right out of the box. Speaking for myself and the entire Pony Excess team, we couldn't have been happier with the results."
- Thaddeus Matula, Director, Pony Excess, a 30 for 30 ESPN film

"It turns an interview into a conversation."
- Bradley Jorgensen

"One of my favourite things to do when making documentaries is to get interviewees to not look at me but look at the camera, to talk to the audience. If you have ever tried this you will know this is not an easy thing to do. It's very unnatural but worse than that because you are not making eye contact with them it?s much harder to connect with them and get the best out of them, especially if they are novices in front of the camera... I have just come across a really simple solution. It's called EyeDirect and made by US based cameraman Steve McWilliams."
- Philip Bloom, filmmaker


$ 195.00/day

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