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The Interrotron - Technology for Intense On-Camera Interviews

March 15, 2013

 

Oscar winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has a secret weapon for unsettling interviews: The Interrotron. Developed with production designer and frequent collaborator Steve Hardie, the technique allows an interviewee to maintain eye contact with Morris so that there is an intensity and honesty to what appears on film.

This technique replicates the intensity of the eye contact in an intense interview session, and allows us to see more genuine reactions to questions. Even artists are looking for enhanced techniques to obtain the truth. 

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