Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

First, explain your topic & message... Why it's important to you and your partners? Then put the project goal into your own words, detailing the project requirements. Link to your partners' digital portfolios and describe their roles on the team and how they contributed to the production of your visual statement. (6 sentence minimum)

With our visual statment that my team and I created we wanted to inform the importance of drinking and driving to our audience. My take on drinking and driving is that it is a big problem. Because not only can drinking and drivinng affect those who act irresponsible but it affects those that are innocent. As well as it is something can happen to anyone, at any time. Our goal was to put together a 2-3 minute video that our audience could relate to. We accomplished this by using high quality voiceovers and visuals. Within our group we each had our own roles. I was the lead writer. Garret was the lead editor, and camera man. Shanden was the support, so his job was to help out in areas that were in need. 

Then, tell us about the Final Cut Pro editing tips and tricks you've learned and how you incorporated them in your video. Why is it important to use FCPX Libraries, Events and Projects properly? Explain why audio levels in different clips can vary drastically and how to correctly balance what your audience will hear. Which part of your video do you think displays higher quality... the audio or the video and why? (6 sentence minimum)

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Finally, describe your biggest challenges during this project and what you did to help overcome them. Explain your group dynamic... who was the driving force toward attaining the project goal and how did the other person help or hinder that progress? Explain the most enjoyable part of this project and conclude with a reflection of your critique results... explain why you agree or disagree with them. (6 sentence minimum)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

Abstract Expressionism was strongly influenced by WWII and its aftermath. The art movement was made up of many talented individuals who wanted to address their political concerns and their own personal pain. Europeans were also involved as most of them came to America for refuge in order to escape the countries longing warfare. This art movement had such a huge impact on not only the art industry but globally. Making it the first American art movement to influence nationally. So I guess you could say the artists achieved their goal which was to spread and share their thoughts and concerns to society. In my opinion, this art movement is the true definition of art. The what seems to be careless drips of paint and large formats of color in famous paintings lies the artists outlook and perspective on a canvas.

 Night Creatures (1965) Lee Krasner
This painting is titled "Night Creatures" by Lee Krasner. This painting was apart of a series called night journeys because they were painted at night. When painting this I think she wanted to express how she felt. As she was the first generation of abstract expressionists. Although she didn't get much attention, instead her husband Jackson Polluck was in the spotlight. It is said that in the swirls you can make out heads and eyes surrounded by leaves. Although as her career continued she soon fell out of the whole night phases. An artist and their indeed have an impact on someone. Just like how musicians can make the audience cry with a sad song on the piano. An artist can definitely persuade someone into changing their perspective. Technology has helped art become so much more than just pen and paper. Now there are people who create video games, cartoon movies, and people who work in photoshop. Now that we have technology and overtime it seems to change and evolve so will new art opportunities.

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.

Monday, October 29, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety Video

Our class was assigned to break into a team of 3 and create a short clip of instructions that address workplace safety topics. My team including Angela, Lily, and myself chose the topic of preventing a hostile work environment. Each of us had our own roles so that we could get work done faster and more efficient. Angela was in charge of sound design and Lily was the editor. My job was to complete the digital portfolio. Throughout filming both Lily and I were the actors and Angela was the director. As well as both Angela and Lily did the voiceovers. In my opinion I feel that we all put in our best efforts into the project equally. Although Angela probably did the more heavy lifting as she wrote the whole script and created a soundtrack and filmed the video.

Throughout the process of creating the video the biggest takeaway message is that there is always a way to solve a problem. In our production we displayed different scenarios with multiple solutions. We scored the highest in overall quality and scored the lowest in entertainment value. I really surprised with the critique results. I felt that our entertainment value could've been a little higher. Although I do definitely think that our overall quality score is accurate. If my team and I were to do this project over again we'd probably spend more time on editing and work on the audio and make sure that we are in a more quiet area. Yet all in all I was pretty content with our video.

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

Q1: ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding skills could be really beneficial to everyone's future.Especially since we live in a century where as a society we depend on technology for a lot of things. By being exposed to coding now it can help prepare me and give me more options to careers. In challenge #1 we were supposed to have our altino cars make a figure 8 without bumping anything in the obstacle. We used a logic statement in order to pursue our goal fully, which was to get the car to make a figure 8 without any collisions in the least amount of time. Some commands were Go, Steering, and Delay. The command Go is used to alter the pace of the car. Since the class got to choose speed brackets we chose the 50cc. The steering command controls the steering and the delay takes care of delaying the car until it's next given command. Hence their names. To be specific the number 3 made the car turn right, 2 was to go straight, and 1 makes the car go left. Throughout the challenge there was a bunch of trial and error. At times I got real heated, but overall it was really fun once we accomplished the task.

In challenge number 2 things were a bit different. For example the command display line was in charge to blinking lights. The command sound controlled the sound the car made. As technology increases in this world day by day autonomous vehicle probably sounds like an amazing invention. Although I find the whole idea freaky and weird. I would not trust an autonomous vehicle to drive me. The car could possibly blow up, or make me get into a car accident if its program gets hacked or something. I find the thought of autonomous cars used in the future highly unlikely. I mean there are many inventions that have been created now that aren't used by a lot of people. For example, the Tesla car. It is able to drive itself although not everyone owns a Tesla. Yet the majority would probably think how amazing it is. The reason not everyone buys a Tesla is because its expensive, and can cause other problems. Having an autonomous car thats an ambulance used to drive patients that will most likely be in pain wouldn't be a good idea, and probably won't be agreed on by everyone.

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 25, 2018

Q1: ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

In my still life image consists of multiple elements of art including shape, texture, value and line. Shape being a two-dimensional enclosed area. In this case the bottle I drew represents the shape element. I used lines to create value and texture with a shading technique called cross hatching. This is to make shadows appear. I changed the sizes of my brush frequently so that the shadows are done correctly. The most enjoyable part of the digital painting process would probably be the ending part. In my opinion I found just about every aspect to be hard especially when trying to draw long straight lines. My hands were super shaky which got me really frustrated. Yet overall the process was both fun and difficult.

My landscape image was taken at the Byodo-In Temple on the island of Oahu. My landscape photo and my still life image both share value. In my landscape photo it is more noticeable because of the temples interesting architectural design. Also in my landscape photo texture can be vividly seen. Overall the process was easier than the still image which made it a bit more enjoyable. I decided to stick with the less difficult choice.

My portrait photo was captured of one of my closest friends named Ella Beck. It was taken at Hanalei
Bay on the north shore. The photo reminds me of all the fun times Ella and I shared through summer break. Going to beach getting sun burnt, and having endless laughs with each other. It uses multiple elements of art such as line, value, and texture. In my critique results I got graded high in my landscape image and I was actually really surprised. My lowest score was my still image. Which I totally understood, the cross hatching was rushed and there isn't that much detail in the background.

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)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production

Both intonation and inflection are used to keep the listener and audience entertained and engaged throughout your message that you're trying to get across. In our assignment we got into groups and were given specific jobs. In our group I was given the role of being team leader. My job required me to overlook the groups work and to make sure everything seems to be good, and just help assist my other teammates. I also helped with the vocal talent as well as help editing the audio tracks. The rehearsal process is an important phase when creating an audio recording. In order to have the script recorded in one take we had to practice the script several times so that we didn't mess up on the final recording. If we were to not rehearse at all we'd continue to make mistakes and would have to redo our recordings over and over again.

In my opinion, overall I think my team did pretty well. We scored pretty high for clarity of voice  and scored pretty low with relevance of answers. I agree with both of these results . I feel like our answers weren't really clear and and specific. Although I generally think that we got the message across to the audience while keeping them in tune through the whole audio recording. Some obstacles we faced were trying to be serious when recording. In order for us to have overcome this barrier we had a few seconds to get all our laughter and unnecessary noises out of our system. If I would have to do this project again with the same group of  people I would try changing maybe the definitions and answer we put.

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