Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - Computer Science (X)

Introduction | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Explore the creation of Kermit the Frog and the highlights of Muppet creator Jim Henson’s life and career in this video from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. Henson's determination to be more than a children’s entertainer led to his foray into moviemaking and the enduring characters he created. The blockbuster premiere of “The Muppet Show” in 1976 brought Henson's dream of prime time Muppet success, a dream that began in the early years of television.

Sesame Street | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

Icon: 
Streaming icon

See how the formation of The Children’s Television Workshop in 1966 launched Sesame Street in this video excerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. Led by Joan Ganz Cooney, The Children's Television Workshop was born amid social upheaval. Henson joined the CTW’s “Sesame Street” though he was reluctant to be lableled a little kid's producer. The show was a huge success.

Kermit’s Legacy | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

Icon: 
Streaming icon

See how the legacy of the Muppets lives on after Jim Henson's death in 1990 in this excerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. After Henson's death, his family and colleagues agree to continue their life’s work with the Muppets. An emotional Muppets TV special airs six months after Jim’s death.

The Editing Process | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

Icon: 
Streaming icon

KET technical director and editor Jim Piston describes the entire process of editing video.

Storytelling Skills | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

Icon: 
Streaming icon

KET producer, director, and videographer Frank Simkonis talks about how a producer needs to possess good storytelling skills for a successful production.

The Purpose of Animation | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

Icon: 
Streaming icon

KET graphic designer and animator Clark Bradshaw discusses the purpose of animation and how it can be used in a video project.

Favorite Animation Projects | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

Icon: 
Streaming icon

KET graphic designer and animator Clark Bradshaw talks about his job and his favorite projects of his career.

Composing a Good Shot | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

Icon: 
Streaming icon

KET staff photographer Steve Shaffer gives tips on creating a good shot.

Live Directing Challenges | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

Icon: 
Streaming icon

KET producers/directors Carl Babcock and Nick Helton discuss the challenges of live directing.

MN Original | Photographer Tucker Hollingsworth

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Watch now: Making photographs since 2009, Tucker Hollingsworth’s work has made quite an impression on the art community and the world of photography, both creatively and scientifically.

His "Noise" series demonstrates how a camera “thinks” — a visual representation of the inner workings of the digital technology — while his landscapes have a moody and ethereal quality to them.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

The Muppet Show | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Discover how the Muppet Show got it's start in 1976 in this exerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. This biography of Henson shows how the weekly variety format starring Kermit the Frog became the #1 show in America. Jim Henson's growing cast of characters of both puppets and humans became a sensation.

The Muppet Movie | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn about the box-office success of the first Muppet Movie in this excerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. After the success of the first two Muppet movies, Henson creates "The Dark Crystal." Thought the "Dark Crystal" fell short in ticket sales, Henson continued to push the boundaries of feature films and worked with animators for recognition as an artist and not simply an entertainer.

Primetime Puppets | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Discover how Jim Henson's puppet work on "Sam and Friends" in college influenced his creation of Kermit and the Muppets in this excerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. Henson meets his future wife and fellow puppeteer Jane Nebel. As Henson's television career takes off in the spring of 1956, his brother Paul dies of injuries suffered in a car accident.

Microphones | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

Icon: 
Streaming icon

KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear provides an analysis of different types of microphones and their uses.

Duties as an Audio Technician | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

Icon: 
Streaming icon

KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear talks about the roles of the audio technician.

Pages