Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/18/13 01:11:15 PM
Fandor talks to legendary documentarian Albert Maysles about his career and future projects.
Says Maysles, "[Before being a filmmaker,] I became a psychologist. That, I am sure, is helpful in being capable of understanding what is going on and letting things happen. Having an open mind. I do not use narration. I do not have to fall back on narration because it is already in the material. The film tells its own story. The viewer can make up their mind from feeling that they are actually there. In fact, it is even better than being there because if the cameraperson has a poetic sensibility, he or she is much more in tune with what is going on than the average person. The viewer benefits from that sensibility."
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