Ken Burns

Ken Burns

1953-

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Ken Burns is an acclaimed American documentary filmmaker. Among the many films he’s produced and directed are The Civil War, Jazz, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, and, most recently, Jackie Robinson. His next project, scheduled for broadcast on PBS September 20, 2016, is Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. Burns’ films incorporate a distinct style of using archival photographs, panning across and zooming in on them to create a sense of motion that engages viewers. The style prompted Apple Inc.to create in their iMovie and Final Cut Pro programs the “Ken Burns Effect,” so users could achieve the same results Burns uses in his documentaries.

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