Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ACO 5.0- Visual Statement

Our topic for the visual statement is depression and some ways how to cope with it. It was more important to my team than me. The three other people in my team had all experienced some kind of depression. The requirements for this project were to make a 2-3 minute video on something that you feel strongly about. Joshua Keale-Ho and I were the actors and voices of our video. Edouard Gendron edited the whole video and also helped film along with Seth Warden.

I didn't really do much of the editing at all but I did observe Edouard and learned a couple things. We used the blade and cut tool a lot to cut out bad parts of the footage. It is important to use FCPX to stay organized and so that you can see what clips you have and what you don't have. It is really important to adjust you audio levels so that the sound is in between -6 and -12. If you don't balance your audio levels than some clips or voiceovers will be louder than others which doesn't sound good. I think both our visuals and audio had some good parts and bad parts. We ran out of ideas and time  for filming so we had to rush and those clips were not very good.

Our biggest challenge was not using our time wisely and we had lots of disagreements. Once the project got going and we understood it more we were able to use our time better. Edouard and I had two different visions for the project so we often disagreed but later learned to work together good. Edouard Gendron and I were the driving force to get this done but Joshua was a huge help too. Seth didn't do much to complete the project but he provided good ideas. My favorite part of this project was making the soundtrack and recording the voiceover.
ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

Cubism became popular because there were many people looking for a new form of art that defied the rules of traditional Western artwork. Cubism is said to be the start of the modern age of art. Cubism has affected art today like digital art too. Artists often influence culture or change the way society thinks. I think this art movement is a very unique style because of the geometric lines and sharp lines. All of the paintings also have a specific meaning to them and it's good to understand them.
Bottle and Fishes1912, George Braque
The artist that created this piece was George Braque in 1912. Braque showed bottles and fishes throughout his painting career. This painting, along many other Cubism pieces were painted with mostly horizontal and vertical lines. I think an artists work can definitely change someones perception or opinion. It might not be consciously but it definitely has an impact. Technology has allowed many people to be able to create incredible pieces with less skill. I also believe that technology will lead to a more modern art age and style.

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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ACO 7.0-Workplace Safety Video

The project goal for the workplace safety video was to create an educational video to inform people how to prevent a hostile workplace. I was partnered up with Cameron Booth and Dreyden Iwamoto for this project. Cameron was the filmer for our project and Dreyden and I acted.  I also designed the audio track. Dreyden didn't want to be filmed but he came around and acted. Sometimes it hard to do something that's not comfortable.

For this project we were very confused and unclear from the beginning. We also did not use our time wisely enough. It requires a lot of filming and editing to create a decent project. We were unable to meet the requirements. Our lowest scoring critique results was in entertainment value. This was because we did no complete our filming.  The highest scoring critique result was the clarity of audio.  We recorded a high quality voiceover and added a soundtrack. We need to have better communication as a team and use our time wisely.

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

Coding is an important thing to learn even if your not going to be programmer because so many things now are becoming automated. In challenge #1we were asked to code the Altino cars so they could do a figure eight shape. We had to go around obstacles and start and finish in the same place. We made it turn but every 1.2 seconds we made the wheels straighten so we wouldn't cut corners. We had to make lots of small adjustments to make it work. It was a little difficult since you had to change things so much and test them but we got the hang of it.

For challenge #2 we used new commands to make the lights flash and the sirens go off like an ambulance. I know that if a company produced a autonomous vehicle it would go threw so much testing that would ensure it was safe. I would like to see what it is like to get a ride in an autonomous car. I'm guessing that they probably will not have self-driving emergency vehicles because they still need real people to carry out the tasks.       

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.

Monday, September 24, 2018

ACO 3.0- Art & Design

In my line drawing photo I used lots of line and value. I used line to make up most of the drawing and make it clear what objects are in my photo. I used value and shading to make it look more realistic. Using value can make an object appear to be 3D. If you use a smaller brush and overlap it the outcome is better the if you just use a bigger brush. My favorite part of drawing digitally is the tracing and outlining. I also like to do the shading using a size 5 brush at a 75% hardness. The most challenging part of this for me is drawing straight lines or keeping steady. I think with practice I will become better at this and will be more smooth.

My landscape image was taken in New York City over the summer when I went there to visit family. The line drawing doesn't have as much detail as the landscape one. My landscape photo also has a lot more shading and a much broader scale of value. I used the more advanced method to refine my landscape photo.  The outcome of the more advanced way was a little harder but the outcome was really good. It looks a lot more like it was hand drawn and it has a paper texture. My photo turned out how I wanted it to look.

My portrait photo is of my brother in front of a sunset out on a boat. We were on a dinner boat tour going down the Na Pali for my grandmas birthday. My final image has lot of contrast, so many different light and dark spots. It is easy to finds place to put value and texture. The portrait photo also has a lot of line, color, and perspective. My critique results were very good. 14 people graded my mix photo as expert. I spent the most time on this one and used the most amount of texture value. I agree with my critique results,  I think I did pretty good on the mix and was very thorough.

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

Intonation and inflection can be used to maintain interest of your audience by putting emphasis on different things and fluctuating your voice depending on what your saying. Listening to a monotone voice makes it hard to get and stay interested. My role in the Audio Production assignment is the script writer. This job requires me to write the script for our radio personality. The rehearsal process is very important so that the final project is very thorough. Before we can start recording we need to finish writing our script. Once we've finished our script we are going to need to rehearse our script. We need to become comfortable and confident reading our script.

Our critique results were great, no one voted less then a 2/3.  The class seemed to enjoy and understand our content very well. I also think our team was able to meet most of the requirements. We communicated our message while keeping our audience still interested.  It was a little hard to get started and come up with our first ideas. Once we got a couple ideas the rest came pretty easily. It was also hard to speak all of our lines clearly, but we practiced and rehearsed to perfect it as good as we could. If I was going to do this project again with the same people, I think it would have turned out better if we used a better microphone and spent a little more time cleaning or editing it.  

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 (Federal Communications Commission) is an independent U.S. government agency that regulates communication by radio, television, satellite, cable, and technological innovations. Copyright infringement is the use of material made by someone else which is protected by copyright law. On your first copyright offense, you can get a fine from $30,000 up to $250,000 depending on the severity of the copyright. On the second offense, you get charged a fine, as well as jail time. Getting a permission agreement isn't always very easy. First, you must determine if you even need permission, and if so find the owner and what kind of rights you need. Then, you need to contact the owner and negotiate whether payment will be required and get your written permission agreement. Fair use of copyright information is using less then 30 seconds of another persons material. For example quoting a few lines from a Bob Dylan song in a music review or summarizing and quoting from a medical article on prostate cancer in a news report.

Confidentiality is keeping or being kept secret or in private. For example, you should keep your social security number private. It is also good to keep your phone number and email address private and only share with people you know to avoid spam/junk email. Social media can be very dangerous to confidentiality because it is very easy to share information an photos. People might not realize the real dangers of sharing personal information or they do it accidentally. I think that things on the internet should be censored to a certain point.  People should have the right to have privacy until they start doing things that could harm others.  I believe people should be able to do what they want on the internet, as long as it only affects them as an individual. People have the right to there own privacy.

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.

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