Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Our topic is Bullying and how to prevent it from occurring and how to identify it. The message that we were or are trying to show in our visual statement was what is bullying to most and a good way to prevent it in our eyes and how it affects those around it from to bullied to the bully them self. We see bullying as something that needs to stop, something the world would be better off without. Something that all of us have seen and want to never see again, by showing the visuals that we thought portrayed this a clear way and with audio that explains our idea in a clear manner also with a sound track that both shows the dark mood of the first half but also the bright side at the end. Some of these parts might not be there due to reasons but hopefully they are there in our statement when it's probably finished as this is being made as editing it going on. My partners were Keio and Seth. Both in my opinion were on track making sure that the script was ready and that our recording was the best it could be with both their opinions and mine our video looks good.

I wasn't the editor but I saw Seth using the blade tool, and after he started using command B, a faster way to cut clips. It's better to use FCPX libraries because if you sue it it is way more organized. It's important to change the audio levels, because if you don't one might be louder and you can't hear the other or if they're both at the same levels of audio, you will hear a junk audio mix. If you have a soundtrack, make it a bit lower than the average audio. The audio displays higher quality for sure. It was loud and clear, as for the visuals, the camerawork was a bit shaky at times.

The biggest challenge during this project was finding good visuals, we had some scenes where we needed a teacher, we were going to use Mr. Bruno but we didn't want to disturb his 2nd period, and he wasn't in his room during lunch. I was telling my group to keep on grinding for this one specific scene, I had to tell Seth to smile, and tell him when to be sad and such. the most enjoyable part of working on this project was the laughs, we had some good laughs while working on this project. To be honest I expected getting an amateur score, we could've worked harder on it. I agree with it due to the fact that it looked sloppy.

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

Monday, November 19, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

This art form, was something totally new, that nobody has ever seen before, so everybody was intrigued they wanted to view more of this type of art. An example art nouveau influenced on the arts and communication today are from one, Paris subway stations entrances, and The Budapest Museum of Applied Arts. To be honest this type of artwork does not appeal to me at all, it doesn't really interest me, but that's just my opinion.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh developed the art style in 1880. He was trying some new art style out, one that would stand out from the others. He was heavily inspired by illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, and experiments with expressive line and the linear patterns of Japanese art. No, an artist cannot persuade someone's opinion, if the person doesn't enjoy this type of art style the artist can't just make them like it.

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.

ACO 7.0 Workplace Safety

The topic we selected was on stress and burnouts. We all had a part in the project, Tayler acted and did a voiceover. Lucas did the voiceover and had a cameo, I was acting and added some sound effects. My teammates said I deserve special recognition because I acted the most. I did get water splashed in my face and got wet.

Then, explain your biggest "takeaway" from this project... What did you learn about workplace safety, video production, communication, etc. Conclude with a reflection of your highest and lowest scoring areas from the critique results. Given the confines of this project's variables (ie, location, props, wind, cameras, editing, etc.) what could you have done differently as a team to increase the production value of your finished video? (6 Sentence minimum)
I learned that 

1) Embed your video project from Google Drive at the top
2) Insert a screenshot of your script after the first paragraph
3) Add your critique results after the second paragraph, above the tags

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.

Friday, October 5, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Why is coding an important skill to learn, even if you don't plan to be a programmer? Explain Challenge #1 and tell us about the logic statement you used to tackle it. Describe each command (Go, Steering, Delay) that was required to program your Altino car to complete the figure 8. How did you feel working through the process of trial and error? (6 Sentence minimum)
Coding is important to know because even if you don't want to be a programmer.

The new commands that were required were While Loop which pretty much looped the whole process. Display Line made a display on the front of the car. The sound command is pretty obvious, it made a sound. I woudn't really trust a car that drives itself, due to the possibility of it messing up and crashing, and there's a chance of it being hacked, by hackers. I do think the regular ambulances could get replaced by the autonomous vehicles, it could be a bit more efficient.

Embedded Google Drive video of your most impressive challenge at the top
Screenshot successful code from Challenge #1 or #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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

The Elements of Art that's used in my Still Life painting, are Line, Shape and Form. I didn't get to use any others because I am a very slow worker. I used the line element to draw the mug of course. For shape I really had to get the closed part of the mug so it can look like a mug. Form I really didn't do much, but it's there. It's the top back part of the mug, it looks semi 3D with that. Sadly I didn't get the chance to add value due to the fact that I am pretty slow with the pad. I think I find 95% of it enjoyable, the only challenging part was the pens inside/ getting used to the pad.
                                                               (PHOTO CREDIT: Tayler Kinoshita)
The landscape image was taken in Lihue on a sunny day. The difference between my finished still image and landscape, is that my landscape is actually finished. During the still image I wasn't spending my time wisely. I stayed with the steps so it would be simple and easy to do. It affected me by making this photo the best one out of all the rest, somehow.

                                                               (PHOTO CREDIT: Noah Alpizar)
The portrait photo was taken outside of the cafeteria. I am in the photo. This means to me that I procrastinated and I took it the last 30 seconds of recess. There's mostly all of the elements of art. The line is the outline of everything. Shape can be either on me or in the background. Form is 3D and it is everywhere. There's some value in the photo for example on my face, and part of my jacket. Space, Texture, and Color is pretty obviously seen.
I'm pretty shocked at seeing the results, not surprised I got a 1 on the still image I deserve that. But I noticedI got expert on the land image and the mix. I felt my highest would've been a three. I didn't really agree with the scores due to the fact that I found it very sloppy, but after looking at the critiques for a while, I decided why not and chose to agree with them.

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

My role in this project was as a vocal/ helping with Seth's script. It required me to check for errors and proper grammar, and use my voice. The rehearsal process is pretty important so we don't mess up during recording. We practice reading the script and going over it.                         

Honestly I thought we did pretty bad, it seemed clunky and very unorganized, but then I noticed the critique and everybody thought it wasn't that bad, and I was shocked. We got like a 3 score on average, so the audience must've been engaged and really into the project, or they were just being nice. The team didn't really communicate well in the beginning. I went up to Seth and said we got to do something. I would improve communication.

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

The FCC is an agency of The United States government. The FCC is responsible for controlling the radio, television and phone companies. Copyright infringement is using the material of works that are protected by copyright without the workers permission. The consequences may vary such as, paying them from $200 to $150,000. You also pay for all attorney fees and court costs, or if you fail to pay you can get sentenced to prison for 5 to 10 years. If you want to use their work you can contact them asking if you can use their work or change it up a bit. "Fair Use" is using it but paying them in advanced, for example Spotify uses artists music without permission but they have ads, and when you receive an ad Spotify is pretty much paying the artist so they can use their music.

Confidentiality is the state of being kept a secret/ private. Information you MUST keep private is your social security number, credit/ debit card info, and your password(s) for social media & email, etc. On social media you can give out private information such as your location and your last name (Options). You need to have a password on social media or else it will be very very easy to access your profile (don't share your password). Censorship in music is kind of pointless, if you don't want kids listening to explicit language then don't let them listen to explicit language, but when they're older then yes, listen to it, everybody swears at some point in their life.


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.

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Our topic is Bullying and how to prevent it from occurring and how to identify it. The message that we were or are trying to show in our v...