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Ken Burns: On Story

Legendary filmmaker Ken Burns answers the question, “What makes a great story?” For him, the answer is both complicated and personal. Here he discusses the craft of storytelling, and explains his lifelong mission to wake the dead.

His ideas about storytelling can apply to any medium, not just film and video.

Background: Ken Burns is the filmmaker behind the films and PBS mini-series: Baseball, Jazz, Brooklyn Bridge, The Civil War, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, The War, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Prohibition.


Ken Burns: On Story from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo.

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