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A New Medium | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

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Learn how Jim Henson’s childhood in rural Mississippi influenced his career and his passion for drawing and building things in this excerpt from the video In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. See how 12-year old Jim is drawn to the new medium of television and the art of ventriloquism, particularly that of Edgar Bergen.

Puppet Partnership | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

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Explore the early years of Jim Henson and puppeteer Frank Oz’s unique creative partnership in this excerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. The puppeterring duo first met in 1960 when Oz was just 17-years old. Their pioneering work in early 1960s television, including the network variety series The Jimmy Dean Show, reveals the complexities of their relationship.

Fraggle Rock | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

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See how "Fraggle Rock" introduced a new generation to Jim Henson's creations in this excerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. The fantasy film "Dark Crystal" was not a box-office success, but later became a cult classic. Technologically groundbreaking, Henson was disappointed with ticket sales, but he was really proud of the film as a piece of art.

Digital Sculpting and 3-D Modeling

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Learn how the world’s latest sculptures are being crafted with computers and lasers in this video from SciTech Now. Technology can greatly improve the efficiency of sculpting, allowing artists to create 10 ft. tall statues in just 5 days! It’s amazing what can happen when the art and tech worlds combine!

The Spy Penguin

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Wildlife filmmaking is equal parts art and science, as production crews often go to great lengths and use cutting-edge technology in order to get stunning footage of creatures around the world. In this video from SciTech Now, learn how filmmakers for the PBS series, NATURE, have brought robotics into their work, designing animatronic cameras and other specially-engineered creations in disguise to get up close and personal with animals in the Antarctic.

 

The Skill of Imagination | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET producer, director, and videographer Frank Simkonis talks about an important skill one must possess in order to be successful in production.

Opportunities in Production | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET producer/director Nick Helton describes all of the potential careers available in the production field.

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

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KET staff photographer Steve Shaffer talks about skills one must possess in order to be successful in production.

Lighting Technician Jobs | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET videographer Prentice Walker talks about what a lighting technician does.

Production Roles | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET videographer Prentice Walker discusses the various roles that exist in any production.

Common Audio Mistakes | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear discusses what to avoid to ensure good audio.

The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | Maria Klawe

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In this video profile from NOVA scienceNOW: "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers," meet mathematician Maria Klawe. Even though Klawe grew up in a time when girls were not expected to excel in mathematics, for her, it came easy. She compares the process of solving difficult problems with jumping in a swimming pool when you don’t know how to swim. For years, as she was establishing her credibility as a mathematician, Klawe was a serious artist, expressing herself through painting. She describes the worry that caused her to hide this artistic side from her colleagues, and the liberation she felt when she finally revealed her works publicly. This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

How Architects Use Toy Blocks for Modeling

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In this video from SciTech Now, learn how one Seattle-based architect uses building blocks to unleash his creativity. Although Jeffrey Pelletier mainly plays with building blocks for fun, such as building a 7ft. long spaceship, he also uses building blocks as a modeling tool and source of inspiration for his architecture projects.

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

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KET producer/director Nick Helton discusses what skills are necessary to become a good director.

Animation Process | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET graphic designer and animator Clark Bradshaw gives advice on where to get started with an animation.

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