Book (with D. C. Ward): "Jazz: A History of America's Music"
6 Interviews |
9 Articles |
Kenneth Lauren Burns
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on the cinematic shooting of still photography] That's the DNA for everything I've done for the past thirty-five years. That attempt to look at a photograph and see time. To hear movement and sound, then search for the close-up, a tilt, a pan, a reveal. To create what the auteurs called 'mise en scene'. I wanted to be one of those auteurs when I was growing up, and abandoned it for the sheer ...
Father, Robert Burns, was a cultural anthropologist
Takes a single photograph or painting, and utilizes close ups, music, voice overs and sound effects to make it seem like a lengthy action sequence.