Videomaker by Bill Davis StillsWho could have figured that 150 years after the Civil War -- that signature event in American History -- would forever change the way we video editors approach a part of our craft? Well, not the Civil War itself, but the Ken Burns documentary about it. For many, that program was where we learned about the power of using "moving stills" in a video project. Clearly the subject matter -- the Civil War -- didn't have any usable footage available, since during the Civil War there weren't any motion picture cameras! They hadn't been invented at that point in history. read more...

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