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.






TAGS:
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. 




TAGS:
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.  



TAG:
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. 


Tags:
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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Market Shifts

A market is to advertise or promote something, for instance when you're looking on social media adds tend to pop up. The people who are running social media can see what you like, save, and who you follow, so they put ads up that they think to appeal to you and try to advertise some products that they think you will like. Like everything else, markets can shift and change. Like cameras for example, phones didn't always have good quality cameras, people used to have to use regular manual cameras like Nikon, or Canon. Now since cameras from your phones can take higher quality photos, people don't have a need for their other cameras anymore. The major impact on this product is people aren't buying the cameras anymore due to the fact that they have no need to buy it. Another example is landlines or home phones. A lot of phone companies are having to change from selling home phones and landlines to being internet service providers. They had to change their companies because again, nobody was buying the product. 

Some skills related to the Arts & Communication industry that I think would help me in the future while the market changes are is drawing. You can open up so many pathways and jobs by knowing how to draw, like an architect they get paid a lot of money for drawing up just one blue print for buildings. I also think that photography can be helpful while the markets are constantly changing because while cameras and companies begin to change photography can still stay the same in it's own elegant way. I think that drawing and photography can come hand in hand because drawing also includes, design, balance, and value. And photography also includes balance, and sometimes value. Both of them include similar traits that really make the photo or the drawing really pop and stand out. 

TAGS:
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.

Friday, August 10, 2018

ACO 4.0 Communication Strategies


Whenever I'm with certain people I talk different depending on who I'm with. For instance, when I'm with my friends I talk faster and it doesn't really matter what I say and we all speak freely to each other. However when I'm with my family or parents, speaking to them the way I talk to my friends would be considered rude because you don't just walk up to your mom and say "Hey what's up?" because your parents aren't your friends, well they might be, but you should speak to them respectfully because you should show that you respect them. I mostly feel comfortable with my friends because we all speak freely and we all get each other, between the three of us there isn't much of a difference between personalities. They have seen me at my worst moments and occasionally my best. I honestly think that my friends know me the best because I share things with them that I would never say to my family. Something I can do to improve my communication skills is by talking slower, a lot of people say that I talk fast and sometimes they don't understand me. I also think that I should be a bit more outgoing because I don't like talking to people I don't know because they don't know me or get me and my personality.

When I think about my future or future job I always think about working with photography, I've always been fascinated with pictures and trying out different angles seeing how it changes the whole perspective of the photo. I am planning on pursuing this as my future job because it is something that I would never tire of because you can take millions of pictures of one thing and they will all be different because of lighting or angles. Some communication skills that I should improve to pursue this job are again speaking slowly so that whoever I am talking to I would want them to understand what I'm saying instead of them just hearing gibberish. 

TAGS:
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.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Music Video Finale


My teammate for the music video is Ella Beck. Ella is very creative and energetic, she is gonna be the one lip singing in the video since I like to be more behind the scenes. We chose the song "Something Just Like This" by the chainsmokers and Coldplay. We had a variety of songs to choose from but, this certain song matched more towards what we wanted to film. We are excited and a bit nervous to do this project but we think that it would turn out great because, all that really matters is if we had fun while doing this project and the effort we will put into it. We only have two people in our music video team which is me and Ella, we're planning on having some of our friends participate in our video even if they aren't in this class to make it more fun and easier to film.


We created a fun and light hearted story line. Basically it's about two girls having fun and enjoying an adventure to the lyrics "I want something just like this". We basically are gonna have a bunch of story line and only a bit of lip-synch because we think that it would look best like this. This story relates to the song because it's about me and Ella having fun and wanting something just like this. Ella and I both like this song very much and we are gonna film at her house and mine since we can film in the mountain at Ella's house and the valley at mine. Again our story line is about us explaining and acting out the lyrics basically.


This Music Video doesn't showcase our best work because we were rushing basically the whole time and we couldn't meet up to film both of us since Ella lives in Hanalei and I live in Kapaa. It takes over an hour to drive from my house to hers so we couldn't find a lot of time to do anything so basically we just filmed on our own and at school. I think that if we had a little bit more time we would have been able to finish but that would be impossible since it's due 4 days before school ends. If we had started the project earlier then we might have had much more time to meet up since we are so busy during the weekend with homework and sports. Overall I think that it turned out pretty well and it was fun excluding all the stress involved in it, but that is like all projects they all have stress. Although some people due their best work under stress.


Something Just Like This
Coldplay & Chainsmokers

I've been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
Achilles and his gold
Hercules and his gifts
Spiderman's control
And Batman with his fists
And clearly I don't see myself upon that list

But she said, where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss

I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
I want something just like this

I've been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
The testaments they told
The moon and its eclipse
And Superman unrolls
A suit before he lifts
But I'm not the kind of person that it fits

She said, where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can miss

I want something just like this
I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, 
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, 

Where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this