"Ken Burns is so famous for making historical documentaries that bring American history to life that there’s a video production effect named after a technique he pioneered. The “Ken Burns Effect”--the technique of zooming and slow-panning over an image that might be well over a hundred years old--is one of the hallmarks of the man’s visual storytelling style.
The master documentarian returns with a stylistic departure--a cinema verite-style film that captures a group of boys at a small Vermont school as they memorize the Gettysburg Address--and shares what the experience helped him realize about storytelling."
Read the full article to find out more about Burns’s subject-spanning tips for storytelling:
- Find a story that moves you
- Find the format in the story
- The drama and characters are there - find them and let them speak
- Tell the story your way