Thursday, December 6, 2018

Visual Statements

Our topic today that we are discussing  about today is depression. Our message about our topic to the world or to our classmates is that "it can happen to anyone and you can reach out for help"and not hesitate and it doesn't matter if you have both or one you can reach out for help there is help for everyone, everyone has a second chance in life. We as partner's are talking about it because it can relate to us as teen's even if you are old or you went through the phase everyone develop or went through it. Our project goal is to make a 2-3 min visual statement or video explaining the issue that is relevant to our audience or what we have experienced. I am the editor & Visual statement writer.  Ahnahi Aguilar is our actor & Our visual statement writer. She worked hard to write the visual statement with myself and she is great by throwing out inspiration things to help with the visual statement. Shylee Shimabukuro's role in this project is the audio writing script part & Actor. She wrote part of the audio and helped throw out some ideas to help with the visual statement. 

Final cut pro is a new technology item that Mr.Sanderl showed our class to help us create this fun and new project. The point of this new technology item that Mr.Sanderl showed us is for us teen's to learn and experiment and create a 2-3 minute film or video that can explain an issue that we have either experienced or what youth teen's and teen's soon to be adult's have faced.Final cut pro can help us create our own video and make it our way. Final cut pro can help us use short videos to download to the computer and we can edit it by adding color or taking away color, it also allows us to add music and take away music. We have learned and experiment different types of editing equipment.It is important to use FCPX libraries for events and projects properly because that way we don't get anyone else's work ruin and damage others hard work and most of all you should always not touch or do anything if it's is not yours. Another good reason that FCPX is important especially when doing projects and important events is because it organizes your things and keep all your films, images, colors or any special effects that you use for your films and keep them saved. Audio levels can vary drastically if you have one person say something high and then one person says something low. You can correctly balance what your audience will hear if you go to the bottom of the video where the visual images are and the audio is and you you'll see the voice over if there is one piece that you input in one the bottom of the visual images then you input another one then you can see the two voice overs that you have made then you can look at the sound waves and if one is lower and one is higher then you can pull up and down to manage the sound to balance it out so it can flow better with the video. I think the part of our video that displays higher quality is the video clips because we worked on it more and it was more complicated to do which makes us more into it and we work harder on it than the voice over. 

The biggest challenge that we have about this project is the getting the visual images and the voice over tied up together and getting it organize and the script writing. What we did to help us overcome this big challenge is we worked together as a team to try and help each other to get the scenes done even though sometimes we have had hard times. I am glad that I got to work with these girls and make our relationship as friends better and just have fun. The most enjoyable part about this project is making a video that we can chose to do our topic about and have fun filming it with my friends and having a great time and just in general having to do something that can obtain or relate to our peer's and can show a positive and a video that can send a powerful message to everyone and show what we have learned, and just to communicate with everyone and make everyone feel the feeling that they feel from the video. Our feeling's that we have had while filming is a lot of emotions that most teens don't want to go through. To me personally I felt a lot of emotions that I have felt before it was hard because my emotions like most teens are very mixed. For Ahnahi her feelings were scared, and mostly camera shy because she didn't like being on camera as much it's kinda like stage fright but being on camera. My feelings were great because I was not in the film & I like to be behind the scenes.I predict that when our classmates and my teacher are watching this film they will feel the emotions that we felt and other's felt when watching it. I think this project was a good project because we got to film something was related to us.My teammates felt about this project is that we are bring notice to a problem that people overlook.They think that it's just a phase that they go to through and they think they don't have to get help they feel all these emotions and it doesn't really help that the fact that the parents think that it's just a phase and their kids don't need help but actually they do need help and I think that if you experience it and read about it then you will understand more.

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Modern Art Movement

Some different types of art and culture that influenced Installation Art are conceptualism, performance art, and sometimes the cultural limitations. Some influences that this certain type of art has on the community is huge, for example you see this art almost everywhere like airports or malls, just everyday places. The artists contribute to the culture and societal needs by making their sculptures and brining them out into the community for people to see and enjoy. My personal thoughts about this art movement are definitely scattered, some of them I really like and others I am completely confused. For example I really like Chiharu Shiota's work, and how the meaning goes beyond what you see in the art. I also like how they are all large scaled, like it takes up an entire room instead of part of it.  

An example of one of the arts that we chose is Doris Salcedo, she made many different types of installation arts, many involving chairs, but one of her most famous piece is called Shibboleth, it is a huge crack in the floor that ran the length of the Tate's Turbine Hall. I do think that a single artist can persuade someone's bias opinion, because sometimes people can relate on a certain level with art. I think advances in technology have hindered the impact of art. Before technology we weren't always glued to our phones, people would actually walk around and appreciate art. For example, I bet you didn't realize that Installation Art is all around us like in airports, wherever you turn there is art posted on walls or around walkways, on floors. Now people just walk past them and don't really look at the art anymore, let alone notice it at all. Although people are still pursuing art careers, they take look to the internet for the most inspiration for their art in general.

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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Workplace Safety Video

Our project goal is to make a workplace safety video that shows tips and methods to ensure that no personal injuries or illnesses occur in a working establishment. For our topic, we chose avoiding stress and burnout. The people on our team are Makayla, she is the narrator, and Shaila, she is one of the actresses. Also Kiara, she was also one of the actresses and me, I was the filmer, script writer, and editor. Overall this whole project was so much more enjoyable than I expected, everybody on the team gave their best effort trying to make this video a success.

We learned a lot about stress during this project, and how it can affect you and your health. During video production, we leaned how to work iMovie, and the editing/filming process. We had a difficult time filming since we were working with classes and the kids weren't always listening. At the end when we were completely done with all filming and editing I think that the end product turned out pretty well, even though the shots at the end were repetitive. Some things that we had to work through were definitely the wind, background noise, and holding the camera steady. Something that we could've done differently was making sure that we had something to hold the camera steady instead of getting semi shaky shots while filming. Another thing I would've done differently was make sure that the people in the classrooms knew what was going on so that they aren't confused and look straight at the camera when we try to film them. Lastly I would've gotten more variety and different angles of the last shots of the kids running in the field, so that it doesn't seem so repetitive. 

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.

Monday, October 15, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

I believe that coding is an important skill because many jobs involve coding. For example, you could be a school tech, which means you can go around to classes and help them with their computers if there is a problem, or just simply coding the school signs if they are electronic. Another reason why I think coding is important is because it is a valuable skill to have, if you ever just want a side job when you apply, you can write in your application that you are able to code which would help your chances in getting hired. While we were coding we constantly ran into many obstacles, but after a while we completed the challenge without running into any of the objects. The commands for coding are Go, Steering, and Delay. Obviously each command has it's own function. For example, when you want to make the car go, you have to type Go and then set the speed, ours was set to 700. Steering affects which way your car will turn, for example, we used variables so when we would type Steering 1, it would make the car turn left, since the number 1 was the variable for left turns. Delay would hold that place for so many seconds or half a second. if you wanted a car to hold a right turn for 2 seconds, you would type under the delay function 2 seconds. I was very stressed throughout the first challenge, mostly because I was still figuring out how to use the program and learning how the car works. 

During the second challenge we learned new commands like While Loop, Array, Display Line, and Sound. I was not with my team when they learned most of these commands and executed the challenge, so I only know the function Sound. We used this command to make a display sounds of a siren for when our car is going through an ambulance situation. You can change the tune and pitch of the sound to make it sound as realistic as possible while it's going through the course. I personally would not trust an autonomous vehicle because, they are coded for ahead of time, they don't have reactions. for example, if they updated and changed a road, which is highly unlikely but still, and the autonomous car isn't updated with the coding, it won't know that the road is closed or updated, it will go on and go to where it was coded to go. Unless they developed an autonomous vehicle that has real time reaction, then I would maybe trust it to drive me.

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.

Monday, September 24, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

Some elements that I used in my still life drawing were line, texture, and some value in the paint brushes. I used line to outline the image to make it look hand drawn, which it was, and I used value to make the paint brushes a bit darker at the tips. lastly I used texture for the shadows and some of the books that are worn out and old. The artists pad that we used is touch sensitive so, when you press down harder with the pen it makes a thicker line. For the shadows in the image we used a 5 point thickness to make the shadows appear softer. Something that I really liked about this project was drawings the images. I really enjoy drawing and so the whole period we were working on this I was completely geeking out. One part that I found really challenging was drawing the shadows. instead of using a faded brush or just shading in the shadows, we had to cross hatch to create some sort of texture in the shadow, instead of a solid or faded shadow. 

My landscape photo was taken on Oahu over looking the Diamond Head Canyon. My finished still image and my finished landscape are very different, because when you think about it what do paint brushes in a pot and a canyon have in common? Well they both had a background and a foreground. The foreground in the still life being the paint brushes, and for the landscape, well actually it doesn't have a foreground. So let me rephrase this, the finished landscape and the still life are similar because they both look like drawings! Now onto the next part, I believe that I didn't stay within the lines of the basics, you get it? Staying within the lines, because it's a drawing, that was not a good pun. Anyways back on topic, I believe that I made the drawings look like, well hand drawn drawings, although they were on photoshop. I did however used the advanced filters to make them look a bit better with some more contrast and saturation. The certain techniques made the drawings look darker, it made the lines more refined and noticeable when you zoom out and look at the picture as a whole, instead of the tiny details that disappear and get drowned out in the image. 

The portrait photo that I am using was taken in California, specifically Laguna Beach. I took this picture the night before the fourth of July. The person in the photo is my cousin Bella, the reason I picked this photo was because it was very colorful, before I turned it into a black and white drawing, and also because I really liked how it was composed, with part of the plant blurred out and in front of her face, but still focused on her. This uses most of the elements of art like line, value, and texture. My mix portrait was my best result, and I'm happy about that because it is my personal favorite. I agree with the test results, although one person gave me an amateur on my mix portrait. I don't agree with them because I spent most of my time on this certain drawing and I believe that it turned out the best. I would definitely add just a bit more color into the left side of the drawing and not drag out the fade gradient as much, but overall I am happy with my results from the critique. 

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)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ACO 5.0 Audio Production

Intonation is the rise and fall in a persons voice to draw attention to the speakers voice and to keep the audience interested. Inflection is the change in the form of a word, typically at the end of a sentence or a phrase. My role in this assignment was the team leader and parts of the vocal. As the team leader it required me to make the final decision and to create the documents, assign roles, and edit the final products of audio. The vocal part required me to speak as one of the characters and try my best to make the voice sound convincing. The rehearsal process is very important, what you need to do is rehearse the entire script over and over until you and your whole team can go through the script without re-reading and messing up on any parts of the script.

My team did pretty well for the most part, we tried to put jokes throughout the script knowing that our project would be long, so we wanted to keep them from falling out of focus, and we wanted to keep them entertained while listening to our information we were throwing at them. Some problems that we faced along the way was that our audio was way to quiet when we played it on the bigger screen, the reason for this was we turned it down in garage band and we didn't turn it back up when we exported it and turned it in. If I had to do this project over again then I would make more of an effort to make it shorter and to make the commercials more relevant, because although they are somewhat funny, they need to be more relevant and actually explain what the element is.  

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ACO 6.0 Proprietary Information

The FCC is the Federal Communication Commission, they regulate, control or maintain, interstate and international communications by the radio, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states. copyright infringement is using someone else's work without their permission. The owner of the copyright can decide who can legally make copies of the work. It is still illegal to take someones work even if you give them credit, it has to be approved by them. Some ways you can get permission to use copyrighted materials is by simply asking for permission, and discussing the terms of use and deciding wether or not payment is needed, and also getting it approved in writing. "Fair Use" is material in which is transformed and changed. An example of this is parody's. They aren't using the original film, pictures, or video, they are taking the idea and making it their own. This work can be done without the permission of the copyright owner. If your work qualifies as "Fair Use" then you aren't held for the violation of infringement. 

Confidentiality is a persons privacy, and the state of keeping or being kept secret or private. Some examples of information you should keep private or secret is your social security number. If people get a hold of that number they can easily take your identity. Another thing you should keep confidential is your credit card information, if someone gets the right numbers, they can charge and buy everything and anything they want, they don't care if your credit gets ruined or you become broke because guess who's going to suffer from their mistakes, you, because now you can be accused of fraud. A lot of people like to share personal information on social media which is a huge mistake, even when your settings are on private, there is something called screenshots which people don't realize they don't have to follow you to see your photos because their friends can screenshot your feed and send it to them, without them having to follow you. Censorship relates to the first amendment because it talks about a person's freedom of speech, the freedom of the press and their privacy. Lastly censorship relates to the fifth amendment because it states that someones private property and their private information cannot be taken for public. 

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 communication to make appropriate decisions related to clients, co-workers and society.