Art & Music
The Art Director
The Art Director
A set is a created place where the action of a film or TV show happens. Actors, animals and objects are placed on a set for filming. Creating a set where everything fits just right calls for an understanding of "area".
Running time 02:37 minutes
Building Custom Guitars
Building Custom Guitars
Go inside the workshop of Alembic, one of the most influential bass and guitar makers in the business, to see how they rely on precision numbers to craft guitars with the best quality sound and customized fit for each musician.
Running time 06:08 minutes
Dancing with Geometry
Dancing with Geometry
Professional dancers, and the health professionals that keep them on their toes, use principles of geometry and engineering to achieve their goals. Find out how this art form is going high tech!
Running time 01:59 minutes
Guitar Pickups and Electromagnetism
Guitar Pickups and Electromagnetism
A guitar pickup is a device that acts as a transducer (a device that receives a signal in the form of one type of energy and converts it to a signal in another form) that captures mechanical vibrations and converts them to an electrical signal.
Running time 02:18 minutes
Music for Movies
Music for Movies
Whether he’s trying to make the chase scenes exciting or the scary scenes scary, Oscar-nominated film composer James Newton Howard explains that he relies on patterns to write the musical scores for movies.
Running time 03:20 minutes
Percussion Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Why is it that when you beat, tap or hammer on some objects you get nothing but a “thud”, while on others you get pure ringing tones? Answer lies in the science of vibrations and resonance, as shown in the design and manufacture of percussion instruments.
Running time 02:05 minutes
The Rhythm Track
The Rhythm Track
Have you ever had students say to you, "I don’t need math, I’m going to be a musician!" Why not introduce them to world-renowned drummer Ndugu Chancler, who explains why math is essential to music?
Running time 06:38 minutes
Concert Acoustics
Concert Acoustics
Elizabeth Cohen tests sound systems for concert halls and theaters.
Running time 1:23 minutes
Drumming in Fractions
Drumming in Fractions
Understanding fractions is an essential skill for playing drums.
Running time 3:02 minutes

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