Maureen on K burns

Sunday, October 26th, 2003

Maureen, in a comment, mentions Burns in the context of digital story telling. It’s a good mention, given that Burns so influenced what we call documentary, so much so that after his Civil War series, every one else started to copy the method, to the point of the laughable.

Anyway, his films reveal an understanding of the synthesis medium for narrative.


One response to “Maureen on K burns”

  1. john says:

    As a sidebar to digital storytelling and Ken Burns, I would refer you to the PBS site (an organization that seems to really understand the potential(s) of new media).

    Point your browsers to
    http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/
    and follow the “Telling a Story” links where you can create your own narrative with a tool that allows you to mix images, narration, & music.

    [note to steve: turn on HTML capabilities in the comments area]