Thursday, September 24, 2009


still from Les Blank's Always for Pleasure

Les Blank is a masterful cameraman. He's self-confident enough to sometimes frame his subjects without slavishly adhering to the "rule of thirds." (Above, from Always for Pleasure, 1978, showing objects on a mantel and decorating the walls.) It's usually better for new videographers to stick with the basic standards of composition.
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