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.

Monday, August 27, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

The acronym FCC stands for federal communications commission. Their job is to basically maintain communication outlets such as cable, television, radios, etc. When given authority from congress they are allowed to create regulations on such things. Copyright infringement is the action of breaking terms of copyright. If caught breaking copyright laws you can face sever charges from $250,000 to 5 years in jail. In order to avoid these punishments you have to get permission. First thing you should do is identify the owner and the rights needed, then you want to plan and contact the owner and arrange a fair solution. Although there is another way to avoid being copyrighted this can be described as fair use. For example, if you were to shoot a review video of lets say a movie you won't get copyrighted because its fair use.

Things to keep private would be your phone number, social security, address/current location. Social media is a place where everyone can see things including not so good people who can take advantage with the information you put out onto the internet. Its impact can share its pros and cons but you definitely want to keep confidential stuff private. I think censorship is important.Censorship is when explicit words and material are taken and are covered up or blurred out. Without censorship kids could possibly see things that they aren't old enough to witness. The first amendment allows individuals the right to say whatever they want , although sometimes its not always appropriate especially for those who are very young. The fifth Amendment is a persons right to privacy, my opinion is that when reaching a certain age they shouldn't need to be watched and babysat.

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ACO 2.0 - Market Shifts

A market is a process in which people/parties can barter goods and services. Over time as technology changes it can cause markets to shift. An example of this is when the smartphones were first introduced. Before this there were rotary phones. Causing more smartphones to be created. Another example is pictures. In the olden days pictures were made in black and white and printed using polaroid type cameras. Now that there is smartphones and digital cameras it caused the market to shift.

Some skills that I hope to develop on through out the time being in this class would be marketing, and filmmaking. I feel these two skills could really help me out in life. Marketing and filmmaking has been apart of technology for awhile and is still continuously changing. I feel that being able to master filmmaking would help me become more successful in my life right now. In the future if I were to want to become a director having filmmaking skills would come in handy. The future is technology, and being able to understand concepts and such about technology will really give me boost up in the working field.

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.

Friday, August 10, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communication Strategies

Throughout the day my tone changes depending on the person/people I talk to. For instance, when I talk to my teachers, parents, friends the topics and language vary. Some conversations more casual and personal than others. Being able to talk to someone comfortably for me is kind of rare, but there are some things I could work on to improve this issue. Such as my communication skills, by being more open to others and their ideas could go a long way. However, I do feel comfortable when talking to my friends. Because most of my friends and I share similar outlooks on things which makes conversations run smoothly and enjoyable.

After high school, I plan on attending a university hopefully on the mainland. I currently don't know what field I am interested in yet. Although if I were to choose one it'd be political science or law. I feel like both of these occupations are in high demand which is one of the key reasons why I'd like to pursue them. Being able to communicate with others is crucial, not only in those fields but in life as a whole. In order for me to succeed I'd have to make major improvements with listening, and open-mindedness.

ACO 4.1: Devise communication strategies to promote individual accountability and team success.
ACO 4.2: Use effective oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to facilitate positive interactions.
ACO 4.3: Apply appropriate interpersonal skills to establish positive and sustained relationships with clients.