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Elgin Lessley

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Elgin Lessley was an American hand-crank cameraman of the silent film era—a period of filmmaking when virtually all special effects work had to be produced inside the camera during filming. Though Lessley worked earlier with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, and later with Harry Langdon, he is best known for the groundbreaking effects he produced with Buster Keaton, who dubbed him "the human metronome" for his ability to crank consistently at any requested speed.

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Google previewDictionary of Films (1972)

by Georges Sadoul

Dir/Ed Buster Keaton Seen Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell Photog Elgin Lessley, Byron Houck Art Dir Fred Gabourie Cast Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane, Joseph Keaton, Horace Morgan, Jane Connelly, Ford ...

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