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Visual History with Carroll Ballard

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

Carroll Ballard discusses his directorial career, highlighting his work with children and animals in the feature films The Black Stallion (1979), Fly Away Home (1996) and Duma (2005).

On The Black Stallion

Director Carroll Ballard speaks about how he relied on a childhood memory to solve a problem with an uncooperative horse while shooting a sequence for the The Black Stallion.

Maintaining a Youthful Perspective

Ballard talks about the value he finds in telling stories that are unfamiliar and maintaining a youthful perspective as a director.

Rehearsing Before a Scene

Ballard prefers not to rehearse before shooting a scene to capture a more lively performance from the actor.