Ken Burns on Storytelling
Here's a little background.
Stories are what we use to make sense out of our lives and of the world.
The English writer Philip Pullman once noted that "after nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most to survive". Stories have great power. They can enter into your bloodstream and take up residence in your soul, they can guide you through your days and through your life.
Cinema (or film) is storytelling with moving pictures.
Stories told with moving images are the most encompassing and compelling form of communication in our world today. Good movies can entertain, but in the process they can make you think, they can make you care, they can make you believe in possibilities, they can make you feel alive again.
The Short Film Format enables filmakers to tell pointed stories about the human condition, expressing their 'voice' and their themes in powerful but brief ways. The “bite-sizeness” of shorts makes them ideally suited to the internet, where users can consume the content on the fly at work, at home or, increasingly, on their mobile phones. Shorts are also great tools for eliciting emotional responses and serious reflection in group discussion. Shopro
The CinApologue Project aspires to produce and provide impactful films that speak to the themes of the weekly Sunday Gospel readings of the Roman Catholic Church.