Former Scout Ken Burns is one of America’s most talented filmmakers. In BL’s September 2009 issue, he shared tips for making movie magic. This summer, one of his most celebrated films, “The Civil War,” is being rereleased, just in time for the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States.
We recently spoke to Ken Burns about history, his documentaries and how to get started in the film business. Click the audio players below to listen:
Ken Burns on the importance of history:
Ken Burns on the lessons of the Civil War:
Ken Burns on making still photos come alive:
Ken Burns on who he would want to interview from the Civil War era:
Ken Burns on how to become a documentary filmmaker: