Wednesday, December 19, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Image Compositing

GOAL: Create a unique and interesting set of 3 different composite images, each composed from at least two separate photos that blend elements of both into a new and creative subject with an intended message.

Image compositing is 2 or more photo's are mixed together to make one big picture. Rule of thirds is when you use a certain guideline process of composing visual images for films, designs, and photo's. The rule of thirds can be used incorrectly by not places your focus point, on the vocal point of the picture.  Professional photographers don't think of anything before taking a picture. I do not agree that all photo's should be edited. The reason why photo's shouldn't be edited is because when you edit them, you're taking away the natural beauty of the place you took a photo of.

Then, explain the strongest message you plan to communicate through your BEST composite image concept. Describe specifically how this composite image will communicate your message. What composition, angle and/or position (CAPs) are used in the photos that make up your image composite? When your audience first views your best image composite, where do you anticipate their eye will go first and why? (6 sentence minimum)

1) Embedded slideshow presentation of Digital Art and Concepts 1-3 at top.
2) Insert your BEST composite image below your first paragraph.
3) Insert your other two composite images before the tags.

ACO 3.1 Analyze how elements and principles of design in various forms of media are applied to communicate to a specific audience.
ACO 3.2 Critique how the effective integration of elements and principles of design within a variety of medium impact target audiences.
ACO 3.3 Apply elements and principles of design to clarify, focus, or enhance a message or concept for a target audience.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Our topic is on the positive effects that gaming has. Our message is explaining the reasons on why gaming has positive effects on people. It is important to me and my partners because we all play video games. We don't like the fact that parents are telling their kids that video games rot the kids minds and, I don't like that parents are lying to their kids. Actually, video games can speed up their thinking process and raise their reflexes. The goal of this project is to alert people who have been grown up with the same message as us and tell them the truth behind video games. Me and Cameron are the editors of the video. Dreyden is the lead camera man, and Nene is the writer of the script.  We have to make a video that is at least 2 minutes long. The video has to have a soundtrack, clear visuals, and a clean voiceover.

In Final Cut Pro, I learned on how to blade (cmd+B), and how to record the voice over ( File> Record voice over).  It is important to use FCPX libraries because it keeps all your files saved and organized. Audio levels can vary in different clips because, the way you talk during certain clips because pf the emotion and message you are trying to get to the audience.  You balance it out by raising or decreasing the audio levels in the clips that are too loud or too soft and for emotion purposes. I think that the video part of our video showed higher quality because we screwed up on the voice levels.

The biggest problem was the way the script writing. The reason why it was the script writing is because it took us forever to come up with stuff to come out to 2 minutes. We were super behind in the first couple stages. The thing that helped us over come this problem is, the help that Mr. Sandrl gave us and we all finally put our heads together and did the work evenly. The driving force torward our project goal was Nene. Dreyden and I helped the process by doing the visuals and editing and tried our best on it. The most enjoyable part was definitely the filming, because we had the most fun trying to think of where to film and had some funny ideas. I feel like the critique results were right. Our video statement was pretty bad and i think we deserve the grade we get.

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

The cultural movement that gave rise to my art style is the dada movement. The influence that surrealism had on the communication industry is the way that they have things designed and the mind set that everyone should have. Also it infected everyones imagination and makes them more imaginable. This artwork contributes to todays culture because it matches the kids and the teenagers thoughts and interests. I think this art movement is pretty cool and creative and I think it should still keep going and it shouldn't have ended.

The artist that I chose for the example is Andre Masson because I wanted to show what artwork used to look like back when they did not have all the advancements that we do. I think that a single artist can change someones perception/opinion because they can paint something that is so out of mind that they could prove someone wrong on many different levels. In my opinion, I think that the advances of technology aided the impact of skilled art because now, art  can be drawn on computers, drawn by a robot, and even be finished in hours instead of months or years.

ACO 1.1 Assess the evolution of art forms for their impact on the arts and communication industry.
ACO 1.2 Evaluate the interaction among media, design and society to assess how each influences the other.
ACO 1.3 Evaluate innovative applications of media and design in society that have impacted the arts and communication industry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety Video

The project goal was go make a workplace safety video describing chemical and material handling. My team mates were Seth Mattern, Hi'ilei Miyashiro-Akau, and Shylee Shimabukuro. I did the editing and seth helped me with the music track. Hi'ilei, shylee and seth were all parts of the scenes. Shylee made the spray and brought the materials to make the spray. I dont really know who deserves special recognition because we all did a fair amount of work and we all did very well exept for seth because he wasnt really here. We all did atleast 2 things for the team and we actually got it done.

The biggest thing I learned in this project is that I can't work with certain people because I don't like feeling like I'm on a leash. I don't like it when someone tells me what to do and when to do it. I learned how to be a better communicator. I also learned how to make sacrifices and choices even if your team doesn't approve because you know it's best for the team and I also learned how to use Imovie on mac. I think that people voted fairly on the critique and that we deserve the scores and grade that we got on the project. I agree that the clarity of audio was the highest because some of our scenes didn't really look good and I totally could have done better on the editing. I disagree with people on how the relevance of visuals was the lowest because they all matched up on what we were talking about.  The things we could have done as a team to increase the production value of our finished video would probably have better communication skills because half of the time, I was getting yelled at because apparently I wasn't doing what someone wanted.

ACO 7.1 Analyze the beneficial effects that safe and healthy work habits have on productivity that improve workplace efficiency.
ACO 7.2 Apply practices to maintain a safe and healthy work environment in relation to careers in the Arts and Communication Pathway.

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 sound. 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.

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