Camera Ready: Journeys with the Giant Polaroid is a documentary film in progress chronicling the legendary 20×24 camera and the artists how used it as well as the people who created it. The film was begun in 2014 with early interviews with William Wegman, Elsa Dorfman, and Chuck Close. As time has passed the studio continues, now in its 10th year after exiting Polaroid. Work on the documentary continues as the story is still unfolding and new possibilities emerge with a re-born European studio in Berlin and renewed interest in the US studio in New York. This 5 minute cut gives you a sense of the history and the stories behind the amazing project that is the Polaroid 20×24 Studio.
It is always a challenge to distill a full film into a trailer or five minute summation. In this edit I wanted to show both the artists and Polaroid individuals who are key to the story. I chose longer passages of fewer subjects rather than several second snapshots of more people.