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Using Math in Production | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET animators Sara O'Keefe and Allison NeCamp Day talk about how they approach the production of their animations.

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.

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.

Lighting Strategies | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET producer, director, and videographer Frank Simkonis talks about how to make less-than-ideal lighting work for you.

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

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

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

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

MN Original | Photographer Tucker Hollingsworth

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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.

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Creating a Great Shot | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET producer, director, and videographer Frank Simkonis discusses creating a great shot.

Teachable Moment: Chroma Key | Fast Forward

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Also known as “Green Screen,” Chroma Key isn’t just used by TV weather people. It’s also a great tool for creating special effects in movies and television shows.

Teachable Moment: Capturing Images | Fast Forward

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Movie making isn’t purely magic. There’s a lot of technology behind how cameras capture images, and we offer a brief explanation.

Teachable Moment: Frame Rates | Fast Forward

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Different film frame rates are used for different types of entertainment. We build on our other two "Teachable Moments" from this episode with a quick explanation and overview.

Is Instagram the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Photography? | PBS Idea Channel

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With its ability to make boring cellphone photos look "vintage" and "artsy", Instagram has exploded worldwide. Derided by its detractors as a tool for making bad photos worse, we take an alternate view and argue that Instagram is the greatest thing ever to happen to photography. Its simple filters and social networking features are training cellphone photographers everywhere to think creatively about their photos. Plus, the app is turning its worldwide user base into an army of photojournalists capturing striking images of the people and events around them. As the old photography adage goes, "The best camera is the one you have with you."

Is a Tagged Instagram More Than Just a Photo? | PBS Idea Channel

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Instagram may be pretty awesome, but it's even more #interesting than you think! The hashtag, so simple and ubiquitous, raises the image from mere photo to a new complex entity. An extension of the social media aspect of the Instagram app, the hashtag enhances searchability and allows a connection to a variety of communities. Some tags can definitely be redundant or even useless, but the right ones can add context, greater meaning to the picture, and chronicle our changing relationship to photography! 

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