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Ken Burns Shares 7 Tips for Becoming a Documentarian

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 7 min read

With a balanced blend of facts, editing, B-roll, and a little poetic license, world-class documentarian Ken Burns compels audiences with his descriptive storytelling and archival footage, giving viewers a look at history while also presenting it in a creative, and interesting way. Ken knows that nonfiction filmmaking can open up your world of understanding, and illuminate new perspectives and present a point of view beyond your expectations.