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William Beaudine Jr. | William Beaudine Sr. | W. W. Beaudine | W.W. Beaudine | William W. Beaudine | WIlliam Crowley | William X. Crowley | William Crowley
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[reflecting on his career] Long ago I quit thinking that every picture I did was going to be an Academy Award contender. I'm a commercial director. I know how to save money and get something on the screen. I let those artsy guys shoot the scenes through chandeliers or from behind the wine glass. That's not for me.
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.