For a docu­men­tary film­maker, it’s hard to imagine a more intim­i­dating project than making a docu­men­tary film about Ken Burns. When Sarah Klein and Tom Mason set out explore the myste­rious nature of story, however, they decided to do just that. In their beau­tiful short docu­men­tary, Ken Burns: On Story, premiering here today, the film­maker shares insights into the craft of story­telling and reveals his highly personal quest to “wake the dead.” Klein and Mason talk about the genesis of the project in an inter­view at Ken Burns on why his formula for a great story is 1+1=3.