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FILM TECHNIQUES Errol Morris’s interrotron

PHOT Errol Morris [handwritten quote]

I like the irrelevant, the tangential, the sidebar excursion to nowhere that suddenly becomes revelatory – Errol Morris

from Film Experience Blog {1}


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From: Errol Morris’s Secret Weapon for Unsettling Interviews: The Interrotron

–The ingenious design behind Errol Morris’s indelible trademark of showing people making eye contact with the camera.

↑ That’s it explained

But as you know a picture is worth a thousand words, so if you aren’t into explantions here’s a photograph showing how it works:


Well, it looks rather like a picture won’t always do – just to say the Erroll in front of the interrotron is where the interviewee sits looking at Erroll. And Errol wouldn’t be looking through the camera eye-piece -that’d be the cameraman – but off to the side looking into video camera as per the nice colour diag.


September 27, 2013 - Posted by | Errol Morris, film production, film technique, interrotron | ,

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