Friday, December 21, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Image Compositing

Image compositing is basically taking two or more photos and combining them into one new photo. These types of photos can be used to express, address, and bring awareness to the artists message. Rule of thirds in photos help break up the composition into 3 rows and 3 columns. When these lines intercept you are left with focal points. By using the focal points they will provide your image with balance and alignment. Rule of thirds can be used incorrectly by leaving out look room, and lead room. Professional photographers think about everything in the frame. They think about how they can turn the beauty around them and capture it with multiple angles.

With each individual photo composite I wanted to share multiple messages. For instance, the image above I have someone walking on a person drawing a mandala. I placed the mandala as the floor to create the illusion that the person is somewhat escaping. Which my message would be, that drawing as an outlet. I took the person walking at an unusual angle. As for the mandala, I took that photo in a point of view. I anticipate that my audience will notice the feet first. I think this because in the image the legs are right in the middle which makes it somewhat of a bullseye shot.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

10 Day Photo Challenge

Day 1
Angle: High Angle

Day 2
Subject: Eye
Angle: Macro
Day 3
Subject: Tree
Angle: Ants Eye

Day 4
Subject: School
Angle: Point Of View
Day 5
Subject: Light
Angle: Ground Level

Day 6
Subject: Activity
Angle: Unusual angle
Day 7
Subject: Living Creature
Angle: Birds eye view
Day 8
Subject: Bubbles
Angle: Forced Foreground
Day 9
Subject: Laughter
Angle: Eye Level
Day 10
Subject: Power
Angle: Framing

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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

With our visual statement 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 driving 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.

In order for us to make such a production we used an app called Final Cut Pro. This app helped us make the video look nice and smooth. We used tricks like trimming, which basically is cutting parts of a video that you don't want out. We trimmed videos so that the project wouldn't last a whole 5 minutes. So we took all unnecessary videos out. We also learned how to layer videos on each other. It is key to know how to use FCPX libraries, Events, and Projects so that your video can be produced quicker and professional. Also we learned that when using audio you want to make sure it is hitting 12 yet under 6. Out of our video I think our voiceover was the most professional. It wasn't too loud, or too soft. My voice is nice and clear and understandable.

During the time creating this project there was many bumps in the road till we reached our destination. Most of the problems shared one thing in common, which was lack of communication. All of us within the group wanted to thrive to get the project done. Although one of my team members were not at school and could not play his role with helping us finish. Which left us a little short handed. The most enjoyable part of this project was getting to watch everyones videos. I agree with the critique and I feel that it best represents my thoughts on it.

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

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)