Ken Burns effect


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Ken Burns effect

A documentary movie technique that zooms in and out of, or pans across, still images. Although the images are regular photos, the slow zooming in and out and panning gives the appearance of motion and adds visual interest. Named after American documentary maker Ken Burns, Apple popularized the effect in the computer world with its iMovie software in 2003. Users can also choose the Ken Burns option when selecting a folder of their own photos to be used as a slide show on the Apple TV. See pan and Apple TV.
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Famous for his documentaries that include "The Civil War," "Jazz," "Baseball," and "The War," Burns actually made his very first film about Old Sturbridge Village as a college student in 1975, during which he used the now-famous "Ken Burns effect" - a panning technique - for the first time.
Under their tutelage, Burns developed the technique he's known for--giving photos resonance by moving the camera slowly over them (since dubbed "The Ken Burns Effect").
* Apply Ken Burns effect (panning and zooming) to slideshow