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Elgin Lessley (also credited as Lesly, Lessly, and Leslie) (June 10, 1883 - January 10, 1944) 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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  • Elgin Lessley (auch: Lesly, Lessly, und Leslie) (* 10. Juni 1883 in , Missouri; † 8. Februar 1944 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien) war ein US-amerikanischer Kameramann der Stummfilmzeit, der insbesondere durch seine Zusammenarbeit mit Buster Keaton und seiner Entwicklung von innovativen Spezialeffekten Bedeutung erlangte. (de)
  • Elgin Lessley (also credited as Lesly, Lessly, and Leslie) (June 10, 1883 - January 10, 1944) 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. Lessley's most striking effects were in The Playhouse (1921) and Sherlock Jr. (1924). In The Playhouse, through use of a specially shuttered lens and repeated back-cranking and re-cranking, Lessley allowed Keaton to appear as up to nine characters simultaneously, interacting with one another. In Sherlock Jr., Lessley's careful positioning of camera and actor in various locations produced the effect of a man stuck in a movie where his location keeps changing as he struggles to keep up. Lessley retired from filmmaking after shooting The Cameraman with Buster Keaton in 1928. (en)
  • Elgin Lessley (parfois crédité comme Lesly, Lessly ou Leslie) né le 10 janvier 1893 dans le Missouri et décédé le 8 février 1944 à Los Angeles, en Californie, est un cadreur et directeur de la photographie américain. Il est surtout connu pour sa participation aux films de Buster Keaton qui le surnomme « le métronome humain » pour sa dextérité à la manipulation de la caméra. (fr)
  • Элджин Лессли (англ. Elgin Lessley; 10 июня 1883 — 10 января 1944) — американский оператор эпохи немого кино, когда практически все спецэффекты делались во время съёмок. (ru)
  • Елджин Лесслей (також відомий як Леслі; 10 червня 1883 — 10 січня 1944) — американський оператор епохи німого кіно, коли практично всі спецефекти повинні були бути зроблені всередині камери під час зйомок. (uk)
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  • Elgin Lessley (auch: Lesly, Lessly, und Leslie) (* 10. Juni 1883 in , Missouri; † 8. Februar 1944 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien) war ein US-amerikanischer Kameramann der Stummfilmzeit, der insbesondere durch seine Zusammenarbeit mit Buster Keaton und seiner Entwicklung von innovativen Spezialeffekten Bedeutung erlangte. (de)
  • Elgin Lessley (parfois crédité comme Lesly, Lessly ou Leslie) né le 10 janvier 1893 dans le Missouri et décédé le 8 février 1944 à Los Angeles, en Californie, est un cadreur et directeur de la photographie américain. Il est surtout connu pour sa participation aux films de Buster Keaton qui le surnomme « le métronome humain » pour sa dextérité à la manipulation de la caméra. (fr)
  • Элджин Лессли (англ. Elgin Lessley; 10 июня 1883 — 10 января 1944) — американский оператор эпохи немого кино, когда практически все спецэффекты делались во время съёмок. (ru)
  • Елджин Лесслей (також відомий як Леслі; 10 червня 1883 — 10 січня 1944) — американський оператор епохи німого кіно, коли практично всі спецефекти повинні були бути зроблені всередині камери під час зйомок. (uk)
  • Elgin Lessley (also credited as Lesly, Lessly, and Leslie) (June 10, 1883 - January 10, 1944) 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. (en)
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  • Elgin Lessley (en)
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  • Елджин Леслі (uk)
  • Лессли, Элджин (ru)
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