An illustration of the Ken Burns effect. (From wikipedia.org)The Ken Burns Effect is a phrase used to describe the pan-and-scan effect applied to photos in movies. While he didn't invent the effect, documentary filmmarker Ken Burns is closely associated with it after using it memorably in many of his films -- most notably the 1990 Civil War documentary he made for PBS. To create the effect, a camera pans over a photograph at slow speeds or zooms in or out of significant areas of the photo...Read Full Story
Ken Burns (born July 29, 1953) is a documentary film-maker known for several long-form documentaries on subjects such as the Civil War, World War II, and the National Parks. Find more Ken Burns pictures, news and information below.