today i learned – weds 27th feb 2019

ever edited a video and wondered what a ‘ken burns’ was? 😏

#tdil who ken burns is and why there’s a video effect named after him! πŸŽ₯

for those of you who aren’t aware, ken burns is an effect that you can use when adding a static image to a video. instead of just filling the screen with the whole static image, the effect will crop to a detail and then pan across the image … it’s just a tad more interesting πŸ‘πŸ».

but why is it called ‘ken burns’?! whilst you may think that you can guess the answer quite easily … it isn’t actually just a case that a dude called ken burns invented it!

the effect was actually just named after ken because of he got known for using it extensively in his documentary films … (ken is a documentary filmmaker πŸŽ₯).

in fact, the effect itself actually predates him! ken accredits another documentary filmmaker named ‘jerome liebling’ for teaching him the technique in the first place. (update: you can read all about jerome ->here<-)

if i’m honest, i think that kind of sucks for poor ole jerome 😒 … you teach your pal a trick, he overuses it and then it’s named after him instead! #charming

ta tahhhhh 😴 #tdil

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hmmmmm, i can’t actually figure out whether i like this post or not πŸ€” meh, anyway, if you’d like to read something more, simply go –>here<–

(picture time! the header is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-)

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