Doc News > Baseball + Ken Burns

Don’t miss Ken Burn’s follow-up to Baseball (1994 – PBS).   If his name sounds familiar he is responsible for many super popular doc series on PBS including The Civil War, The War and Jazz.

On September  28th & 29th – PBS will Air The Tenth Inning. So, mark your calendars for another All American experience focusing on the 1990’s to today.

Articles:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/arts/television/13arts-KENBURNSSFOL_BRF.html

http://tv.broadwayworld.com/articl/Keith_David_Narrates_PBS_Documentary_The_Tenth_Inning_Airing_92829_20100513

Something I learned about Ken Burns on Wiki:

Burns often gives life to still photographs by slowly zooming in on subjects of interest and panning from one subject to another. For example, in a photograph of a baseball team, he might slowly pan across the faces of the players and come to rest on the player the narrator is discussing.

This effect, present in many professional and home software applications, was affectionately named “The Ken Burns Effect” in Apple Inc.‘s iPhoto and iMovie software applications. It also figures in the 6th-generation iPod interface in the cover art of the main menu.

Don’t forget to top off your movie watching with a  Hot Dog and Beer —

becky beamer

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3 Replies to “Doc News > Baseball + Ken Burns”

  1. This is one of those places where you and I differ. I respect anyone who actually can make a name for themselves as a doc filmmaker, but I have not once been able to sit through a whole hour of a Ken Burns film. It’s soooo plodding and laborious. Even his piece on Jazz. And I tried, man, I really tried.

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