Let's Make Some Films, Kentucky!
KET's Reel Visions series highlights the efforts of talented filmmakers living and working in the Commonwealth, providing Kentucky filmmakers a broadcast outlet for their work.
Each season of Reel Visions features a variety of experimental, documentary, and narrative films ranging in length from one minute to twenty-five minutes.
This month, two new editions of Reel Visions air on KET. Both episodes feature selections from the 48 Hour Film Project held July 2012 in Louisville.
The 48 Hour Film Project brings together individual teams of producers, writers, directors, videographers, and other creative people. The challenge is to write, shoot, edit, and score the films in only 48 hours.
The first episode of Reel Visions from this project includes Patience, Detective, a mystery film featuring Patience, a quirky detective/cleaning woman who is working on a missing persons case. Pinheads is a romance film that centers around a town where pinball is banned. Also featured is 7 Minutes to Roswell, a sci-fi film about a town experiencing strange occurrences, and townspeople seeking answers from the mayor.
The following episode of Reel Visions features Unsupervised, a police chase film with a twist ending; Death Boundary Specialists, a comedy featuring a strange chalk outline artist; The People You Meet, a silent film about a politician who meets an interesting woman on his door-to-door campaign; and Murder Chase, a thriller in which an affair goes terribly wrong.
• Mondays, June 17 and 24 at 10:30/9:30 pm on KET
New KET Resource Explores the Civil War
A State Divided: Exploring the Civil War Through Images includes 75 fascinating images related to the Civil War in Kentucky, ranging from medals and photographs to portraits and weapons.
A zooming feature of the Web version allows a detailed view of each image, and images are accompanied by extensive background information for Civil War buffs and extras for teachers and students. There's also a mobile version.
This resource was produced as a partnership of the Kentucky Historical Society and KET. The goal is to provide images of artworks, artifacts, photographs, and source documents that can be used to teach social studies and arts and humanities.
On June 20, 1969, Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix received a record paycheck for a single concert for his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Find out what happened in the arts today and every day in the Arts Toolkit's This Day in the Arts calendar.
State of the Art
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated KET productions and programs for 19 Regional Emmy Awards, including three nominations in arts programming.
Nick Helton received a nomination in the category of “Arts/Entertainment” for Jubilee, a series currently in its 17th season that features the performances of nationally known artists and popular local musicians at summer and bluegrass folk music festivals in Kentucky and elsewhere. The nomination was for the episode "Sam Bush Band," which features the legendary newgrass musician on stage at the 2011 International Newgrass Festival.
KET received two nominations for "Tracks of Imagination", a Kentucky Muse program. Frank Simkonis was nominated in the category of “Documentary – Cultural/Topical,” and Dan Taulbee also received a nomination for this program in the category of “Editor – Program.” The episode explores the creative team at the studios of Applied Imagination, based in Alexandria, Ky., whose holiday and seasonal train displays meld botanical design and architecture, delighting crowds at botanical gardens across the United States.