By Matthew Allard
Matthew Allard is a multi-award-winning, ACS accredited freelance Director of Photography with 30 years' experience working in more than 50 countries around the world.
He is the Editor of Newsshooter.com and has been writing on the site since 2010.
The New York Times.
"We really love the VoxBox Pro and have been evangelizing it to all of our colleagues in the digital video space. So much of our video journalism has turned direct-to-camera and we find this infinitely easier to use than the EyeDirect. It has been used extensively and has clocked some miles across the US traveling."
Lighting Cameraman / DOP, Tokyo, Japan
“I have used the VoxBox Pro on various corporate shoots. It's easy and quick to set up - I usually just put it on a lighting stand. It's solidly made and looks very professional - the director/client can plainly see what they're getting for the rental fee... it's not just a cardboard box.
I used it on one corporate shoot and the director was so impressed, the cameraman shooting the next segment in another country, was told to buy one too! And as an added bonus it can be a teleprompter too."
Founder and Producer, Chuffed Productions, London, UK
"We use the VoxBox Pro on shoots in the UK, Europe and most recently, Mexico. We feel confident sending it as checked baggage as the superb case protects the kit perfectly during transit, ensuring there are no nasty surprises at our destination! What we really like about VoxBox Pro is its versatility. We use it for both down-the-lens interviews and as a Teleprompter, it's quick and easy to rig with our DSLR kits, either using the rail mount or simply on a lighting stand in front of the lens."
Lighting camera operator, Barrass TV Crews Ltd, UK
“The VoxBox Pro is a really well-made piece of kit. You can tell it was designed by a working camera operator! Sturdy and made out of quality materials, I’m sure it will see a lot of action and last many years."
Filmmaker, Director, DP, New York
"The beauty of the VoxBox Pro is its simplicity. I can set it up in a minute flat! For someone who often works in small crews, a short set up time is absolutely essential. The VoxBox Pro is so quick to set up that it doesn't take away from any of the other critical responsibilities on set. For anyone looking to do down-the-lens interviews, I strongly encourage you to try the VoxBox Pro. It is a revelation!"
"Such a great piece of kit! I had seen others on the market but this is the poodle's privates*. Really well made with mounting options and choices of where to put the interviewer. I use it for down the lens interviews and iPad based prompting. It comes in a quality flight case which is also the perfect sitting height to reflect your face back to the interviewee. Like tripods and lenses, this is a bit of kit I'll hold onto."
La Pédale Films
"We do a lot of content for social which is straight-down-the-barrel and this is perfect for our needs. No more re-takes because the talent’s eyeline was wrong. One of our clients is the world’s top pro cycling team and an example of VoxBox Pro content can be seen here:"