Ken Burns (I)

Producer | Director | Cinematographer



  • Ken Burns in The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (1997)
  • Ken Burns in The Daily Show (1996)
  • Ken Burns in Charlie Rose (1991)
  • Ken Burns in Charlie Rose (1991)
  • Ken Burns in The Colbert Report (2005)
  • Ken Burns in The Dust Bowl (2012)

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Father, Robert Burns, was a cultural anthropologist


I can look at a still photograph of building the Brooklyn Bridge and hear the workers hammering, the seagulls in the East River, the steam compressors hauling up big blocks of stone. You take an old photograph and you realize it has a past, it has a...


The slow zoom in or out, and/or pan right or left has been called "The Ken Burns Effect" due to his powerful use of this technique. While not developed by him, it has been included in iMovie and iPhoto by Apple Computers with the name "Ken Burns ...

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Kenneth Lauren Burns

Brooklyn, New York, USA


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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