Columbia Alums Work Together on "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions"
The new Taylor Swift album, Folklore, has been widely received as a masterpiece by critics. Critic Jeva Lange for The Week has called it "the first great pandemic art." For Swift, the album was part and process of the self-isolation that has come to define our world. While the album itself was both conceived an executed in unique ways, it also gave birth to a documentary, "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions," which gives viewers an inside look at both the months-long process of writing and recording an album and the relationships borne of creating art in unprecedented times.
"Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions," was in part brought to life by two Columbia College Chicago alumni: Laura Choppin Randolph, a freelance film, television, and video editor hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, and Christopher Martinez, a colorist and editor currently at Ingenuity Studios in Los Angeles. At Columbia, both studied in Cinema and Television Arts.
"Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions" is available to stream on Disney Plus. A trailer for the film is available here.