Wednesday, December 19, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Image Compositing

GOAL: Create a unique and interesting set of 3 different composite images, each composed from at least two separate photos that blend elements of both into a new and creative subject with an intended message.

First, what is image compositing and why are these types of photos created? Explain the rule of thirds and how it can be used to enhance composition. Give an example of how the rule of thirds can be used incorrectly. What do professional photographers think about before taking a picture? Do you believe all photos should be edited... why or why not? (6 sentence minimum)

Image composting is a combination of visual elements to make an illusion in one image. These type of photos are created to make you think something is bigger. An example of rule of thirds that can be used incorrectly is if the subject or focal point is not in the intersecting the lines of the grid. What professional photographers think about before taking is every part within the frame and everything matters. I believe that editing photos depends on the photographer because every photographer is different and unique in their own way.

Then, explain the strongest message you plan to communicate through your BEST composite image concept. Describe specifically how this composite image will communicate your message. What composition, angle and/or position (CAPs) are used in the photos that make up your image composite? When your audience first views your best image composite, where do you anticipate their eye will go first and why? (6 sentence minimum)

1) Embedded slideshow presentation of Digital Art and Concepts 1-3 at top.
2) Insert your BEST composite image below your first paragraph.
3) Insert your other two composite images before the tags.

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.

ACO 4.0 Photo Challenge

Thursday, November 15, 2018

ACO - 5.0 Visual Statement

Bullying is a serious, rampant behavior that has taken over schools worldwide. Ahea, Jared and I chose this topic because we've all witnessed or was a victim of bullying. The goal of this project was to produce a 2-3 minute visual statement that represents our views on an issue that we feel passionately about. To create this project, we had to generate a strong voiceover and visuals that would relate to it. Using Garage Band we would create a soundtrack and edit the whole project in Final Cut Pro. I was the editor, Jared was the lead cameraman and Ahea was the lead writer.

Final Cut Pro was definitely a big difference from using iMovie, the editing program we used before. Final Cut Pro is more advanced. We learned new keyboard shortcuts that we were not familiar with in iMovie. We didn't only learn new shortcuts but we learned different terms, such as "blade" and “playhead".  Although I barely used the computer to learn and edit. I was sorta novice into editing It is important to use FCPX Libraries because you nor I want our stuff getting deleted and erased by someone else. It is also for us to know where our stuff are. Audio levels in different clips can vary drastically because you want the audience to have a connection into each clip or scene. In my opinion, the part that displayed higher quality audio and video was when I was holding my phone out and I scrolled down to see the mean messages and the voice over was talking about cyber bullying.
In my opinion the biggest challenge for this project was brainstorming about what to do for the script and visuals, managing time, and commitment to acting. We tried to work things out and it did work but we came crashing and burning after. The driving force was honestly Jared and Ahea, I was hindering the progress with my disgusting acting and time managing. The most enjoyable part for me was acting and working with my team.

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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

What me and my partner chose for this assignment was digital art. Digital art has influenced art and communications because back in the day artists used brushes and paint to make art and throughout those years technology has been introduced and things like computers, TV, etc. Nowadays artists do art on computers and create a new generation of art. When artists started making art on computers the company's and developers who made those computers started making art related things onto or into those computers. My thoughts about digital art is that it changed how you can do art because now you can do art on anything or in anything any type of way.

Lillian Schwartz made this Mona Lisa and Leonardo DA Vince collage. I think Lillian was hoping to communicate with this art was to show both famous people in a collage. I think a single artist can persuade someone's perception/bias/opinion by using their art because they can draw or do something and it can be something that reminds them of something like a lost relative or etc. In my opinion I think the advances of technology have actually did both aided and hindered skilled art production. It aided because nowadays there are advanced and have more ways and tools to do variety's of art. It hindered it because since the advance of technology the old fashion art is fading away.

1) Embed your Art Movement slide presentation at the top of the post
2) Source a famous artwork from your Art Movement between paragraphs
3) Add a screenshot of the quiz results from your presentation before the tags

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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety

Our Project goal was to brainstorm and make a 1 minute video of the topic we chose to do. Our topic we chose was preventing hostile work environment. My team consists of me, shanden, and keanu. I was the script writer, shanden was the video editor, and keanu was the sound producer. I felt like the person who deserves special recognition in our group would be me and shanden and also , because keanu did not help and did not show up to help when we really needed it. So it was angela and lei for helping us. It was just mean and shanden that did most of the work and that's why I would give shanden special recognition although he also played computer games too.

I think our biggest "takeaway" from this project was actually finishing it because we were at a pinch of getting a zero. From what I learned about workplace safety is that you should always try to be a team player and not slack off because karma will bite you back and also it will cause conflict with your other team members which what happened to my team. Our highest was audio and our low was entertainment. What i could done differently in our project was actually start early and we could've done better.

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

GOAL: Complete all 3 coding challenges using Arduino Software with Altino cars.
Challenge 1: Complete a figure 8 pattern without collisions... fastest time wins!
Challenge 2: Ambulance responds to an accident... with lights, sirens and SPEED!
Challenge 3: Time to show off your best autonomous driving tricks... Your choice!

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)

Describe the new commands that were required to successfully complete Challenge #2 (While Loop, Array, Display Line, Sound). Would you ever trust an autonomous vehicle to give you a ride... please explain your answer. Do you think autonomous vehicles will be used in the future to carry out complex tasks like an ambulance responding to accidents... why or why not? (6 Sentence minimum)

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art And Design

The elements of art that I used in my digital still life is line, texture, and value. The first element is line, how I use line is by outlining my image. The second element is texture, for texture I made these lines that made it look 3D and realistic. Last element I used it value. For value, I shaded in some parts. The relationship of the size of your texture brush and controlling the value scale of your image is that if you have a bigger and large value brush then the texture will be the same but if you have a small and more controlled brush then you are able to make shades and texture very well. The part I found very enjoyable of the digital process is basically the whole process. It was very fun and I learned a lot. The part that I found challenging about it is when we were doing the still life drawing. I was outlining my drawing from a far distance and it turned out very bad, but Mr. Sanderl told us to zoom in and that helped out a lot.

Photo Credit: Mr. Sanderl

So this is not my image, this is Mr. Sanderl's image. I do not have a landscape image because my phone's front camera is broken and is not able to focus. When I got the image it looked very realistic and didn't have any texture or value to it. It was also very colorful, but we wanted it to be an image that looked like it was hand drawn. So we did this process that made it looked like it was hand drawn  rather than a picture. The image looked way different than it looked before, it had more value, texture, and line. For my image I stuck with the basic tutorial, I learned but I added a little advanced filter techniques but it not as much.

The portrait photo I am using is a picture of me. It was taken in Las Vegas, in a hotel me and my family was staying at. My sister is featured in it but you can't really see her because the camera was'nt able to show her very well. She is in the bottom left. This picture means a lot to me because It was the first time I ever moved to another place. This final image uses a variety of elements of art; like color, texture, value, and line. For color we used a gradient tool to make it look like a faded color to black and white. For texture we made it look real life. Value, we shaded in to bring out the tone. Last is line, for line I outlined everything. In my opinion I agree with critique results my class peers gave me for my work.

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)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

ACO 5.1 - Audio Production

Intonation and inflection can be used to maintain the interest of your audience when you are reading a sentence and it ends in a dramatic way and you say it in a dramatic way. For example: "Oh no my stomach hurts! I need food." My role for this assignment and for my team was the vocal talent. I was required to read the script. Rehearsal is very important because no one can sing in one go. It also allows you to practice various parts so that when you read or speak your voice is ready to go. Also it is required to finish the script to record.

In my opinion, I think my team did good on meeting the project goal but we could've done better if one of our team members actually showed up and helped us. Our team faced a couple of obstacles when doing working on our script. First is one of our team members did not show up and helped for some unknown reason. Second is that we were fooling around not focusing on our work for the first couple of days. I think if we focused we could've finished early and it would've also been better than what we have now. If I had a chance to do this project again, I would tell my team members to focus and be here to help and finish it because we lacked and slacked a lot.

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

Photo Credit: Shanden Matsushima 

The FCC or Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the United States Government. They control and maintain international communication by radio, wire, satellite, TV, and cable in all 50 states. Copy right infringement is when you or someone uses another person's work, music, art, etc. All of that without permission. The legal consequences of using one's material without permission is by asking the owner, artist, etc. For approval to use their music. Another way is editing the music and changing it, for example, song covers, parody, remixes etc. Fair use is when you use one's material but editing it or remixing it and changing it from the original. Doing that will not get you a strike or copyright infringement.

Confidentiality means something is private or a secret. 3 things you should keep private is your identity, your family's identity, and home address. Social media impacts confidential information a lot because on social media most people would put their real name and show pictures of how they look, how their family looks. Predators can also track you and find out your identity and do all that horrible things to you when they find where you are or also to your family and friends. In my opinion, I agree on having certain things censored and having some not, because everyone has the right to speak but most people abuse it and use it the wrong way. For example saying fire out loud in a public area or saying a very inappropriate word out loud.

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.

Monday, August 13, 2018

ACO 2.0 - Market Shifts

A market is a place where you can purchase or sell things. You can advertise, ship, etc. Markets can shift over time by selling new and improved technology. Brand new technology products like a new apple phone like, the I Phone X . One example of a shifting market is apple. Apple makes a bunch of products such as, iPhones, Mac books, etc. Apple is always trying to make new products for their customers. Another example is gaming. There are a variety of gaming products such as , Xbox, PS4, PCs, etc. The gaming companies are always trying to making new and improved products so that their customers or gamers, will stay and play on them. If they do not improve them their customers will go to another gaming company.

The skills I would like to improve on is marketing, drawing, and photography. I chose marketing because for example, If I am selling any clothing products or any products, I will need to improve on that so that I can sell my merchandise to the people. Another skill I will need to improve is drawing, because I will be designing on clothing and even designing how my market/shop. Lastly, the skill I would like to learn and improve is photography. I need to learn and improve photography so that I can post/share pictures of my products to show to the people to buy my products.

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.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communication Strategies

My communication changes when I am with someone I do not really know or if he/she is an adult, a coach, teacher, etc. Usually when I'm with my friends I joke around and act a fool, but when I'm with an adult like my parents or a teacher, I talk formally and and act mature. I feel the most comfortable with my best friends and family because they really know and understand me. A way I can improve my communication is getting out of my comfort zone more and practice talking to other people I am not comfortable talking to.

I am thinking of going into graphics design, because I really like designing things like T-Shirts, stickers, etc. I really feel that I will do great on that pathway because I really like Graphics design. I hope in the future I will design my own clothing, make my own brand, and sell my own merchandise. I would also need to learn new ways of designing, brainstorming new products/merchandise, and improve on business work.