Thursday, September 27, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding is an important skill to learn even if you don't plan to be a programmer, is because our future is developing around computers and programs. Our species is one of the only species alive that can adapt to these types of things very quickly. In challenge #1, me and my partner decided to just try and take a shot at it and try a simple, 4 step coding by just using "Go (700,700) and the delay was set to "0.1 seconds, and that didn't work. We than saw what our flaws were and fixed it by putting a couple of straight wheel codes after every turn and it went fully around the obstacle course at last. I felt pretty good while going through the trial and error process because I would learn what our flaws were and I learned how to fix it.

The new commands that we used to successfully complete challenge #2 was display line and soundsound. The sound command is the command we used to make the car use sound like a ambulance car. The display line command we also used was to make the display have on the front of the car was to make it seem like the lights were flashing exactly like an ambulance car. I would not trust an autonomous car to give me a ride because the coding could be a little weird and how would the car know where the middle line of the road is suppost to be? How is it suppost to know if it's stuck in traffic and it needs to stop in order to not crash into the car in front of us? I think that autonomous cars will be used in the future to carry out complex tasks like an ambulance reporting to a accident because then, the car wouldn't need to have gas. The reason it would be good for a car to not have gas is because if you are reporting to a accident, and you are very low on gas, would you still be able to make it in time to the accident seen for all the patients? No. The autonomous cars would definitely be a good alternative because then you could have more hands on deck in the back to make sure that the patient is stable.

Screenshot of successful code from Challenge #2 after first paragraph
3 Behind the Scenes photos of your team after second paragraph

ACO 5.0 - Create a deliverable using problem-solving techniques to address client needs or target audience.
ACO 5.1 - Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

The elements of art that we used were, texture, and value in our still life drawing. We used texture to make certain items pop and we used value for shading and covering dark spots. The relationship between our texture brush with the control of the value scale is, they both helped each other to make shadows and details. My favorite part of the digital painting process that I found most enjoyable is when we got to out trace everything  and it just made me feel like I can actually draw. The part I found very challenging was making the lines straight and perfect. I learned that your lines dont have to be perfect in order for it to look nice. The part i found most enjoyable was when we mixed the two together because it looked very unique. The part that I found most challenging was when we had to outline the persons face in our mixed picture because the lines and curves are very complex.
P.C.: Chris Sandrl

My landscape image was taken from the pathway on the way to donkey beach. (Photographer: Mr. Sandrl)  We used texture and value in both pictures but the differences are the color contrast and the different degree's in the texture. In my own opinion I liked learning new techniques when it comes to computers. Yes it was difficult to use the advanced filters but it was also very fun to learn and its most likely gonna help me out in the future.  My technique affected my outcome by the image difference. The first technique was kinda looking like a white blob, and the last technique looked better and more smooth, colorful, and creative.

The portrait photo that I am using is from a trip that I went on with my girlfriend and her family to Koke'e for fathers day. The picture means a lot to me because that fathers day was one of the best days that I've ever had with her family. This piece of art uses texture. It uses texture when it comes to the rocks and the little bit of shading. It uses value by the density of the shading and the difference of color.

All though most people said that my mix should be rated a 2, I think that I deserved a 3 because, I tried my best and my picture isn't to bad. I get that I only had contour lines on the hair, but being able to outline hair and make it look really good is pretty much, impossible. Also, people said that my still life is a 2 and I totally agree with them. I forgot to put the table line so now, it looks like the camera and lens are just floating in mid air. Most people said that my land was a 2, but i disagree. I think it should have been a 3 because it turned out really clear and didn't come out over done. I feel like the only reason they gave me a 2 is because I wasn't the one who took this picture, Mr. Sandrl did.

ACO 3.1 Analyze how elements and principles of design in various forms of media are applied to communicate to a specific audience. Elements of Art: Space, Line, Color, Shape, Texture, Form, Value.
ACO 3.2 Critique how the effective integration of elements and principles of design within a variety of medium impact target audiences. Gestalt Theory: Similarity, Continuation, Closure, Proximity, Figure and ground
ACO 3.3 Apply elements and principles of design to clarify, focus, or enhance a message or concept for a target audience. Principles of Design: Scale, Proportion, Unity, Balance, Harmony, Contrast, Repetition, Variety, Emphasis)

Friday, September 7, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production

Intonation can be used to maintain the interest of your audience by knowing when to raise your voice and when to bounce around your pitch. Inflection can be used to maintain the interest of your audience by knowing when you should exaggerate your words. My role in this assignment was to be the leader and create the sounds and tracks for this recording. The rehearsal process was very important because we had to get rid of the habit of laughing at everything. The one thing that needed to be done before reading and recording the entire script would have to be, us making sure that we are going to take it seriously because we needed to make sure it was worthy enough for the audience.

Our results make me think that my team met the project goal because we had a pretty good score t'wards the end and we had amazingly good audio.  The thing that kept everyone engaged into our game show was, how much money he was earning and how he lost at the ending. The obstacles that we faced along the way was, laughing when we would say our lines. We got over them by remembering there was a time limit until the project was due. If I had to do the same project with the same people I would honestly ask for a whole knew group. The reason I would ask for a whole new group, is because I would want to try it out with new people and different minds than mine.

ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience

Monday, August 27, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

 P.C.- Mr. Sanderl

The FCC is the Federal Communications Commission and they are important because they regulate communications, TV, and radio. Copyright infringement is where you take someones work and republish it as you're own. The legal consequences for copyright infringement is, Who ever is guilty for copyright infringement has to pay money for the amount of damages and profits. The law ranges the price from 200 U.S. dollars- 150,000 U.S. dollars. The way to get permission to use copyrighted material is actually a simple 5 step process. Step one, Identify the owner. Step two, Identify the rights needed. Step three,  Plan ahead for permission. Step four, Contact the owner and negotiate if payment is required. Final step, Get your permission agreement in writing for 100% authentic proof of permission. There are 2 specific ways you can use other peoples work legally. The first legal way is, if you use their copyrighted material for a limited. The second legal way is, if you use their copyrighted work for a transformative purpose.

Confidentiality is where something is intended to be kept a secret. Example one of information that is ment to be kept private is when you go to teen court and have to listen to kids court sentencing. You are to make an oath to keep everything confidential. Example two of information that is ment to be kept private is when you are in a business conference for a big company, and you have a new business idea or big product that is coming out soon but you don't want anyone to reveal the product. Example three of information that is ment to be kept a secret is, when you are in the United States Secret Service and have to keep your job private, and business trips private. The impact that social media has on confidential information is that its now very hard to keep things confidential because, once you post something or do something that involves the internet, it will always be stuck on the internet. There is no way to delete it because it is now hard wired into the internet. The place where i stand regarding censorship on the First Amendment ( Freedom of speech) would have to be that kids under the age of the legal adult, should still be careful what they say t'wards other's because they could take it as harassment or take it in a different way than the person ment to say it. Also, the place I stand for the 5th amendment ( people's right to privacy)  is on the side where people believe that privacy is a big part in our everyday life. People shouldn't be trying to look through our private stuff because some of it could be confidential. Also, some of the stuff in our private stuff is just things that you want to keep to yourself because its just something that you need to know and for other people to not find out.

ACO 6.1: Analyze the use of copyright and proprietary information in arts and communication to facilitate responsible, legal and ethical behavior.
ACO 6.2: Examine ethical issues in arts and communications to make appropriate decisions related to clients, co-workers and society.

Monday, August 13, 2018

ACO 2.0-Market Shifts

Markets can shift over time as technology develops by many different ways. One of the first ways that markets can shift due to technological updates is that people won't be going to stores to buy things. They will be going to Amazon or craigslist, just to get it shipped to their house or p.o. box because they have other things to do or they are just lazy. Another example is that people wont be using television anymore because they can just get a monthly subscription for Hulu at around $8 and for Amazon at around the same price. Another way that the market shift due to technological upgrades is that now days, people don't really use or have land lines. Everyone now have a smartphone, so they can call on the go and they don't have to be near a wall or wires. Last way that i can think of that the market shifts due to technological updates is that people don't have to carry around big, heavy camera's. Now they can just take out their phones and go to the camera app and take pictures in 1080p- 4k High Definition. Technology now days is now more portable than in the past. It's a lot more useful and user friendly.

The skills related to the Arts & Communications industry that I would like to develop or improve on would have to be coding. The reason I would want to improve my coding skills is because when I want to build a program or redo a computer chip or something then I would want to at least know what I'm doing and I would like to know my ways around programming. The skills that I think would help me be more successful in my life now would have to be, coding and computer construction. The reason I chose those two skills is because most people now days need to get their computer fixed and things reprogrammed. Also, those two things go together because if you don't have one of those skills then it's going to be hard to learn the other. These skills could/would be useful in the future as the market begins to shift because more thing are going to become electronic. Also, it would help me get a job in the future because everything should revolve around computers and electronics. I predict that one of the most common things your gonna need to know for your jobs in the future would have to be coding. The reason why I think that is because, everything is going to be technologically advanced.

ACO 2.1 Analyze how shifts in market affect changes to media and design.
ACO 2.2 Evaluate how changing communication needs of a market are addressed by media and design.
ACO 2.3 Propose media and design solutions that address the changing needs in global markets.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communication Strategies

My communication changes from one audience to the other by talking in a different manner when it comes to certain people. For example, when your talking with your parents or elders you would talk to them with respect and not give attitude and just do what they say. Then when you are with your friends you would talk crap to them and you would just mess around and do/say dumb things with or about them. I feel most comfortable and most understood when I'm talking to my oldest sister because she has been through hell and back and she knows how it feels to be in the situation as me and have these kinds of problems. My sister was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to, or if I got into trouble she would always try to help me get out of those very sticky situations.

The specific field I would like to learn more about after high school is computer science. I am gonna be following that career as my professional career path because I really like computers because of how complex they are, and because of how interesting they can be when you learn more about it. Also I like to build, and reprogram computers. Computers are also our future, so if I can follow in this career path it would help me be better in control of my future and anyone around me. The communication skills I would need to improve on would have to be my proper english. The reason that I would have to improve on my proper english is because I stutter if I talk to a big group like a classroom or stage during a school project, or a event where I have to talk to people about certain things. For example, At church when we have to talk about what it means to be saved by God and how you feel about the impact that it made on your life.

ACO 4.1: Devise communication strategies to promote individual accountability and team success.
ACO 4.2: Use effective oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to facilitate positive interactions.
ACO 4.3: Apply appropriate interpersonal skills to establish positive and sustained relationships with clients.