Arts & Entertainment

How to Tell a True Story: 6 Tips from Ken Burns

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 15, 2021 • 6 min read

A great documentary can help us learn where the truth lies in past or current events. Documentary filmmakers create nonfiction films that present truth in cinematic form, using various techniques to draw audiences in and make them care about the subject matter taking place in front of the camera. Depending on the type of documentary you’re trying to make can affect the story you want to tell.