Kartemquin co-founder Gordon Quinn describes their first camera rig and the modifications they implemented in order to cut the tether from the camera to the audio recorder. Quinn explains: "You wanted to be able to set the camera down and be like a human being with the people we were dealing with. Because a lot of what we were doing was creating relationships with people."
Camera #1 from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.
It goes without saying that shooting in remote locations in those days was a formidable and expensive undertaking. It also speaks to the passion and humanity the folks at Kartemquin bring to the craft.