"...remarkably thorough, profoundly practical, lucidly written, and thought provoking."
-- Grace Lile, American Archivist, Spring/Summer 2010
"...effectively conveys what experienced footage researchers and film producers feel everyone working in their field should know about working with archival media. "
-- Snowden Becker, The Moving Image, Spring 2010
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Archival Storytelling: A Filmmaker's Guide to Finding, Using, and Licensing Third-Party Visuals and Music
Kenn Rabin is an internationally recognized expert on the use of archival materials in film storytelling. His credits include the dramatic features Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant; Good Night, and Good Luck, directed by George Clooney; and The Good German, directed by Steven Soderbergh, in addition to a number of acclaimed archival television series, including the 13-hour Vietnam: A Television History and the 14-hour Eyes on the Prize, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Kenn teaches workshops throughout the country on dramatic storytelling, archival research, and rights negotiation and licensing, and has been an invited speaker at the Miami Film Festival, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution, New York Women in Film and Television, and numerous other scholarly, professional, and public organizations. He has taught at the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University. His web address is http://www.fulcrummediaservices.com/. [photo: John Sarran]
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Read an interview with Kenn Rabin about his work as archive producer on Ava DuVernay's SELMA.
In The American Historian, a publication of the Organization of American Historians, here.