The VoxBox Pro is a two-way mirror box which positions in front of the camera lens. It allows film makers to shoot down-the-lens interviews while maintaining eye contact between the interviewer and the subject.
VoxBox Pro was invented by cameraman Steve Lord, after he thought he could come up with a better solution than what was already on the market.
The EyeDirect mirror box has been around for years, and while it works well, it is a pain in the backside to set up and construct.
- FITS IN SECONDS TO YOUR EXISTING 15MM RAILS (OR TO A LIGHTING STAND)
- SOLID METAL CONSTRUCTION; MANUFACTURED IN BRITAIN
- CONVERTS TO A TELEPROMPTER
- HARD CASE INCLUDED
- AFFORDABLE SOLUTION FOR OWNER-OPERATORS
How does it work?
The interviewer and subject see each other through the two-way mirror, but the subject is actually looking down the lens, resulting in direct eye contact with the audience. This is a nice way of conducting interviews where the interviewee needs to look stright down the barrel of the lens. By having someone else to look at it helps relax the subject and allows them to give better interviews. There are no additional cameras, TV screens or technology required.
There are no cumbersome tripod plates or adaptors to fit – the unit simply attaches in place of your matte box to existing 15mm rails. If you don’t have rails or you are using a DSLR, the kit includes a 16mm receiver allowing it to be mounted on a standard lighting stand.
Portable and Flexible
The unit can be quickly configured to allow the interviewer to sit at several possible positions. For shooting-producers, directors or camera operators, the unit comes with a side mirror which allows operation of the camera whilst maintaining eye contact with the subject through the VoxBox Pro.
This flexibility allows you to quickly adapt to each location. The unit can be carried fully-rigged to the camera between setups.
Converts to a teleprompter
Included with the VoxBox Pro is a tablet holder which attaches to the unit, converting it to a teleprompter.
What’s in the box
Main box – positions in front of the lens
Two-way mirror – inserts into the VoxBox Pro main box
Side mirror – optional use depending on the position of the interviewer
Side flag – optional use with the side mirror
Tablet holder – to convert the unit into a Teleprompter
Doughnuts (63, 76 & 112mm) – fits on the lens to prevent light from entering the main box
Cleaning cloth – for handling and cleaning the mirrors
16mm receiver – optional to allow the unit to be mounted on a standard lighting stand
Printed instruction manual
Hard Case with laser-cut foam
Above you can see a great first look at the VoxBox done by Paul Ream.
Price & Availability
The VoxBox Pro is available online for £995 + VAT. There is FREE UK Delivery.