The new Ken Burns app is named after and is the creation of the well-known documentary film maker. It looks like a unique and compelling new app for the iPad promising a chance to ‘see history through a different lens’. Here’s a little slice of its App Store description:
See America through the eyes of award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
This app is not a collection of Ken’s filmography—it’s an entirely new way of looking at American history, only available on iPad.
Ken has been producing documentaries for over three decades, including such films as The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The National Parks, Frank Lloyd Wright, Prohibition and Mark Twain. Now, he has returned to this body of work and selected scenes illustrating recurring themes in American history.
The video trailer above is a very nice introduction to the app. I just downloaded it this morning and really can’t wait to spend more time with it.
Here’s an App Store link for the Ken Burns app; it’s a free app with one playlist of clips included for free – an additional 5 playlists including over 3 hours of video can be added via In-App purchase for $9.99.