The celebrated documentarian Albert Maysles, died on Thursday, the New York Times reported in this obituary.

In this  2008 interview with Beet.TV in 2008, he speaks about his approach to documentary filmmaking which he sees himself as an observer.  It’s all about watching the subject unfold, not setting out with an agenda, he explains.  He created films in an “experiential way.”

Interviewing him for Beet.TV is Regina Weinreich, a critic and author the GossipCentral blog.   Here is her obit on Maysles