The story of Kartemquin's first camera. Custom-modified by Gordon Quinn and Danny Auerbach, the 16mm crystal-sync "General camera No. II" camera is unique, and a valuable artifact in the history of cinema verite filmmaking.
Kartemquin co-founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn explains how the innovative technology of the camera works and was built, mentions that the camera lens was given to him by Al Maysles, and describes how he captured some of the scenes in early KTQ documentaries shot on the camera.
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