Back in 2016, Dragonfly established a relationship with the Lady Eleanor Holles’ school in Middlesex. Since then, we’ve been their sole supplier for all video production requirements – from talking heads videos, to event filming.
Over the years, we’ve filmed a great deal of talking head’s content for LEH – but a particularly good example of our production skills lies in this particular series. We were asked to produce a number of talking heads featuring the sixth form schoolgirls. The techniques employed by our team achieved a relaxed, honest and human interview content. Despite the subjects being teenagers, we were able to avoid any self-conscious awkwardness.
A classic method of delivery for a talking head video is the ‘direct address’ – where a contributor looks directly down into the camera lens as they speak. The invention of an innovative piece of equiptment called an ‘eye-direct’ has transformed the way that production companies record interview content. It uses a series of mirrors to re-direct the contributors line of vision, forcing the illusion of face-to-face conversation.
This tool was first used in broadcast and documentary film making – and has been brought to corporate video production by Dragonfly.
Using this equipment cleverly re-directs the contributors line of vision. Without having to stare into an intimidating camera lens, we find that interviewees relax, often forgetting they’re on camera. This leads us into the second, key benefit –
The series of mirrors simulates a face-to-face interaction. Contributors feel at ease, imagining that they are having an ordinary conversation with an interviewer. The results of this method are infinitely better than the old style of interviews, and it truly shines through in the footage.
Take a look at some of the finished videos from this series: