Former head of DGA (Directors Guild of America)
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[on how he got into the film industry] I started out as the lowest guy on [D.W. Griffith
's] payroll. I was the assistant to everybody. I painted the properties and cleaned the cuspidors. All for $10 a week.
He became a master of the technique of "editing in the camera." Instead of shooting full coverage of scenes, he would shoot only what he knew was absolutely necessary. This saved both production time and raw stock, an important factor at the Poverty Row studios where he worked.