Thursday, May 10, 2007

05/10/07: Wanna Be In a Ken Burns Movie?

Most photographers are familiar with the "Ken Burns effect" in still image slideshows -- the addition of movement (panning, zooming, etc.) to still images being displayed onscreen. While this post isn't directly photo-related, I still thought this was a pretty cool.

Cinematographer Ken Burns is working on a PBS film about America's National Parks. He is inviting the public to submit old home movies (film or videotape) for inclusion in the project.

If you are interested in submitting footage, they have asked that you adhere to the following criteria:
  • Send only home movies in VHS or DVD from 1920 - 1980.
  • Footage of families and tourists is preferred.
  • Do not send originals -- Material will not be returned.
  • Clearly mark the tape or disc with your name, address, phone number and email (if available), so they can contact you if your footage is selected.
  • Include a brief description of the film.
  • Send all footage to:

Anne Harrington

WETA

2775 S. Quincy St.

Arlington, VA 22206

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