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Larry Moore Leaves KET a Better Place, Students Better Prepared

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Jeff Gray, KET

DSC_0303a KET Education Consultant Larry Moore has retired. For many years Larry was very involved in promoting student multimedia production through school and
KET Media Lab workshops, and in the development of many related teacher resources. I and many others at KET and in schools around Kentucky will miss his expertise and enthusiasm, his inquisitive and friendly nature, his eagerness to help, and his wry humor.DSC_0245a
These are pictures from a video production workshop Larry gave at the
KET Media Lab, Lexington, for Westridge Elementary and Bondurant Middle schools, Franklin County. You can see why Larry’s always been one of KET’s most appreciated consultants working in Kentucky schools. His work with students has helped them to be better equipped to produce effective and expressive classroom projects, and his insightful work with us at KET has been encouraging and fun.
Here are some appreciative testimonials from teachers who brought students to the KET Media Lab for workshops by Larry in video production and related titles…
Larry was experienced enough to inspire us to want to design electronic field trips — an STLP project for next year!
Larry worked with our group at the level we needed. He was helpful in reviewing new information as he presented it. Good handouts also.
All of it was fantastic. I really appreciated the preparation and correspondence with Larry prior to our visit. Getting to know us helped truly personalize our workshop to suit our needs.
It was very useful. Plus it was super awesome for Larry to come in on his day off to share his expertise!
I felt that my time was well spent and the information I learned will be utilized in my work. I know the students enjoyed the instruction time and I did as well. Thanks for a great class!

Mt. Sterling Elementary Students Explore iPad Greenscreen

Friday, May 29th, 2015 by Jeff Gray, KET

Teacher Jana Elliott, along with Collis Robinson (3rd grade teacher), and Vance Jouett (parent), brought students from Mount Sterling Elementary to KET for a Media Lab workshop in Greenscreen Effects for iPad Video
Using the Greenscreen by DoInk app for iOS, these students demonstrated how easy it is to use greenscreen effects to make videos for classroom projects, in this case a report on the history of pirates!
Here’s a clip from the greenscreen video they made. Notice that the greenscreen background had been replaced by a picture of a sailing ship to make a new background to match the student’s report subject. And the hat was a hit. Greenscreen effects for video are great tools to aid students’ imaginations in helping them use multimedia tools and resources for classroom projects. To schedule a KET Media Lab workshop in Greenscreen Effects for iPads or one of our other titles, contact Jeff Gray, KET, at; 859-258-7263.

DIY Camera Jib Project 2: Dogs Ever Vigilant

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Jeff Gray, KET


Here’s our latest assembly and video test of a camera jib support, based on the online Oliviatech build that’s been enhanced with useful directions, diagrams, and parts lists by The Basic Filmmaker. See also our earlier DIYcamera jib project, a DIY camera slider project, and a simple camera stabilizer project.

This version was pretty easy to put together. School staff should be able to assist students in building it easily and it will help students understand and make lovely crane-type camera moves as seen on tv and in film productions. Be sure to wear protective eyewear when cutting, drilling and filing, and remember: cut aluminum is shaaaarrrrp, as I found out when my pliers slipped and I gouged a finger. Before assembling, file-off any sharp edges of the tubing; the metal is soft and it’s easily done. Also be careful of the tiny metal filings that accumulate around the workspace. Wipe the filings off of the parts before they make it into an eye. This would be a great shop-related project, or a special project for other classes such as, “Explorations in Fabrication of Education-Related Camera Support Equipment”…

Most of the parts were from a local hardware superstore. I followed the Basic Filmmaker’s suggestion and ordered the aluminum tubing online already cut to size. Had to search a bit further for the nylon flange bearings but found them on from You may be able to find all of the parts locally at hardware and auto parts stores. Check the helpful directions for parts specifications.

Once the jib was assembled I mounted an inexpensive but solid little quick-release camera plate found on (available for around $10.00), and used a iPhone adapter and an iPad adapter to shoot test video. Thanks to KET’s J. R. Pemberton, who kindly cut and drilled the aluminum tubing and angle stock, and to Bill Osborne for his helpful assistance. Check out the The Basic Filmmaker for a very thorough project overview and jib project plan, then build one with your students or for yourself and have fun making those special camera shots that add so much to a video production.

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