KET School Video Project Challenge — Arts!
Student Videos Focusing on the Arts
In addition to our year-round invitation to share student-produced videos on all subjects at KET's School Video Project website, the KET School Video Project Challenge — Arts!, is an opportunity to integrate multimedia technology while supporting the Kentucky Arts and Humanities Curriculum Documents for fun project-based learning. It is also s a chance to win a greenscreen and light kit for making more great student projects!
- Make a work of art in itself, such as an art video, music video, or animation video as pictured above. You can make videos about something you're studying or make up a story of your own. Note: If you make a music video be sure to perform music that's not copyrighted, is in the public domain, or better still — is music that a student or teacher has composed. Feature your own or your friends' art!
- Or make a project video that describes a work of art, an artist, an art-event, or a topic from art history such as a famous artist or an art movement like Impressionism. Video part of a school play, dance, or music recital and feature how students made it; organize and video a school art show and put it online; interview a student or community artist for a documentary or news feature story; pretend to be a famous artist from the past and describe your art and times for a documentary or time-travel news interview; recreate historical scenes from art history with video representations of paintings, sculptures, musical and dance performances ( fun greenscreen opportunities!). It's up to you!
Participation and Prize Drawing
TO UPLOAD: Student videos should be uploaded by teachers or school staff members to the KET School Video Project website using its upload video page. See the link to Content and Technical Requirements for suggestions for free-to-use (with credit) media: music, images, video, etc. Please note: Videos containing copyrighted media will be rejected. Please list and credit all media sources at the end of your videos so we'll know if you have the rights to use them! Copyright and intellectual property rights are topics to be included in multimedia education so this is a good opportunity to teach them.
- Please preface all video titles with "Arts!:(plus your title)" so project videos can be listed together on our website (example, "Arts!: Our School Art Show").
- Prize Drawing: All Kentucky public, private, and homeschools who upload a video to us by Friday, November 21, 2014 will be automatically entered in a prize drawing held on Monday, November 24, 2014 for a greenscreen lighting kit!
- File Size and Length: Uploaded video files have no length limit but they can be no larger than 500MB. We accept several video file types such as .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv. If your video is too large, try using a program to save and reduce the file size (for example, .mp4 is a common file type that compresses video sizes well). A free video file conversion program for Macs and PCs is Handbrake. iOS devices like iPads and iPhones save video files directly to compressed file types but check your phone, iPad, or editing app for video save/export choices that can save additional file size. " "HD-720p" video looks excellent but "Large-540p" still looks good and is a smaller file size if needed.
- For assistance, call or email Jeff Gray at 800-432-0951 ext 7263; 859-258-7263.
Student Arts Video Examples from the KET School Video Project
- Eastside Technical Center's, Letting Go: A Longboarding Story, is listed as a "documentary in progress." It's also a poignant and expressive art video of self exploration and meeting the challenges of life. Made with Final Cut Pro editing software, it includes creative camera work as well as music by the student production team created with the Garageband program.
- Northern Elementary's, STLP Tie Dye Day, is a good example of a school news feature story about a school arts event. It's also a great example of a student video production made entirely with an iPad, an iRig handheld microphone, and the iMovie video editing app. Try making video productions with your school iPads.
- Appalshop students' Cousin Rabbit is an excellent example of a documentary about a local artist. Appalshop, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, has a long tradition of documentary filmmaking that is passed on to area high school students during Appalachian Media Institute projects.
- Wayne County High's, "Scorpion and the Fox," is an expressive clay animation video project that illustrates a fable. Its music background choice adds a special feeling, an excellent illustration for students of how music and sound are so important in a video production.
- Owensboro High School's, "SIYA Arts Camp," is another good example of a school news feature story about a school art event.
- Eastside Technical Center media students' videos for a Six Word Stories project combine writing and video arts to illustrate personal expressions of what is important to them.
- Jessie Clark Middle School students made Art Class Mural Project, an excellent documentary about their ongoing art class project.
- Wayne County High students' Recurrence is a speculative fiction art video written and produced for Humanities class.
- Elkhorn Crossing School students' The Game is a media arts class video drama project that shows creative camera work and a lot of planning.
- Henry County High School students made Chelsea's Photography, a fine news feature video about a classmate's efforts to become a professional photographer.
- Fourth Graders at Walden School wrote and recorded a performance of a short dramatic play, The Secret Letters, for a social studies unit on the American Civil War.
- Eastside Middle School students used PowerPoints and Scratch, a free MIT computer program, to make their Abraham Lincoln Biography Animation.
- Wayne County High art students also made The Process of Creating Stop Frame Animation, an interesting video that shows examples of animation projects along with classroom footage about how the animations were produced.
Tim Withers, Art and Video teacher at Wayne County High School, has submitted many student-produced videos to the KET School Video Project. We were impressed by Tim's integration of Arts and Video class projects. He presented the "Making Costumes and Props for Video Productions" session at the 2012 KET Multimedia PD Days event. Below, he's shown holding a student-made Roman helmet fabricated from paper using the Pepakura pc program. The folded and glued-together paper cutouts are then covered with a resin to make them hard enough to wear. Various swords and other armor objects made mostly from foam cut from patterns and glued together are shown in the center photo. KET's Brett Smith is shown on the right sporting the Roman helmet. Here's an example student video by Wayne County Hight School showing costumes made for their production of Arthur and the Red Wizard.
Erica and Monica Withers (Tim Withers' daughters) have submitted many arts videos to KET while attending Monticello Independent Schools and Wayne County High. Here are some of them:
- A video on how to make Paper Mache for use in art projects.
- A video on the Process of Art. Music is by Kevin MacLeod, at incompetech.com, a great site for free-to-use with credit music for multimedia productions.
- An art video, Shadows on the Water. Note the clever focus on the shadows of objects, and the waterfall surprise at the end. Music is again by Kevin MacLeod, a performance of Satie's Gymnopedie #1, a work now in public domain. Note that Mr. MacLeod's performance is not in public domain; however, he allows use of it and many of his works with a credit to him at the end of a production. Look for other multimedia resources that allow use with credit, often under "Creative Commons" licenses, a popular way of sharing while protecting one's works.
- Wires and Clay, a video demonstrating how to make clay sculputure over a wire frame. Made by assembling a series of still photographs.
- Colors of the Fall, a short video that follows the produciton of a plein-air, or outdoor, painting.
- Designs of Clay, a video that shows the making of a slab and coil-construced clay object for art class.
Other Student Arts Video Examples
- The Importance of Art Class at School and Creativity - 1st grader makes a strong case for inclusion! What do your students have to say about art? Have them interview one another to find out and share the video.
- High school government and art teachers collaborate to make a student art project: create a sculpture based on the principles presented by the government class; documentary video describing the process. Art and video/media teachers can easily collaborate on multimedia projects for students; how about with other subject teachers as well?
- Art Historific project: a two-part video project to illustrate an art history timeline with student reenactments using greenscreen effects. Video Part One; Video Part Two (opens with Renaissance).
- 5th Grade Claymation Projects - a video animation project collaboration with a school in Thailand
Please participate in our latest student video challenge by uploading your own videos!
- KET's Arts website - lots of information, news, and examples of art by Kentuckians
- Reel Visions Intro Animations! from the KET broadcast television series, Reel Visions: Spotlight on Kentucky Filmmakers. These are stop-frame animations made with paper cutouts, a very entertaining multimedia production technique that doesn't cost a lot.
- PBS's Arts website - more food for thought, great explorations and examples of creative expression
- Arts resource collections at PBS LearningMedia
- KET School Video Project - video examples by Kentucky students, several art projects
- Google Cultural Institute Art Project - visit and tour the world's museums and get inspiration to make a video tour of your own school show or museum. Google Art Project's Cincinnati Art Museum collection. Check out the Google "museum view" of the Cincinnati Art Museum!
Kentucky Center Academy for Integration of the Arts, Social Studies and Creative Writing: During the summer of 2014, forty-five teachers from across Kentucky attended a week-long academy on infusing arts into field trips. Sponsored by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, it was a collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky Educational Television, and the Kentucky Historical Society. Lesson plans developed during the academy will available to teachers online through the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS). Read coverage of the event by Brenna Kelly of The Kentucky Teacher. From the article, "Specifically the teachers learned how to use a historic site as a focused research opportunity, an inspiration for fiction or poetry, how to use drama to make a place, painting or artifact come alive, and how to read a historic portrait."
Check out the children's version of the documentary video on the Kentucky Governor's Mansion by Michael Breeding Media. Made with Kentucky students to celebrate the mansion's centennial, it's hosted on PBS Learning Media, which is locally administered by KET Education staff who contribute Kentucky resources. Make your own classroom multimedia project by combining student research, writing, performance, and video with greenscreen effects to record your students as famous Kentuckians and events from the past!
National Core Arts Standards — Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts - Education and Community Arts resources
Kentucky's Core Academic Standards for Technology integrates the Arts into curriculum at all school levels. Arts projects can be shared among teachers and subjects to provide collaborative project-based learning activities across the curriculum. Student video production can be used both as a creative project and as a way to document other art projects and events.
National Technology Standards for students from ISTE — several standards elements and goals are also common in student art education and production, especially when multimedia is used.
Get into video production for project-based learning!
If seeing excellent student-produced videos about the arts makes you want to produce video projects with your students, here is some helpful information to get you going. Watch for new, special-focus video project challenges we add to the KET School Video Project website. We hope you'll participate and share your students' work!
- KET Media Lab for free multimedia production and related workshops. If you're within driving distance, school teachers and staff are welcome to bring students to the KET Network Center in Lexington. You can bring lunches to KET if you like, and you can also schedule a tour of KET's multimedia production and broadcast facility. Call or email Jeff Gray for more information or to schedule a visit: 800-432-0951 ext 7263; 859-258-7263.
- Jeff's OneDrive public folder - includes docs on iOS video production, greenscreen for school video, and sharing and streaming school video, with more to come.
- KET's free in-school workshops by KET education consultants: KET's regional education consultants are available for free in-school scheduled workshops in multimedia production and other related topics. See the KET contacts page for a list of KET education consultants and districts they serve.
Related multimedia production resources
- A+ Rubric for Video Projects - from University of Wisconsin, Stout
- Using Google Drive, create a multimedia project assessment form for your students and then score it using the Flubaroo add-on (thanks, D. Piercey!); see also Google Apps for Education
- Assessment of multimedia projects - collection of resources listed at edtechteacher.org
- Assessment and Rubrics - Kathy Schrock collection of resources including ones for multimedia production.
- ISTE's Technology Education Standards for Students
- ISTE's Technology Education Standards for Teachers
This video was produced by a student to promote the football team. He used music played by our Graves County High School Screaming Eagle Band. Notes
School Name: Graves Co High, Mayfield, KY
District: Graves Co
Example student video originally uploaded to KET in 2013: a school news story about a summer art/music camp for Owensboro schools.
School Name: Owensboro High, Owensboro, KY
District: Owensboro Ind