Thursday, December 6, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Our topic is about the importance of addressing mental health. A main part of our film was focused on Hawaii's youth and the amount of teens that are dealing with forms of mental illnesses. We feel that it's a very important subject and that more people should be addressing the topic. In this project we were assigned to make a narrative statement that explores a topic we are all passionate about. This topic is important to my team and I because we feel that many teens, especially in Hawaii and on our own island are in need of help when it comes to mental health problems, we also feel that as a society, we should be teaching kids about mental health in school etc. The goal of this project was to do research on a topic of our choice and write a script in our own words. Another requirement was that the film should be 2-3 min long, while incorporating high quality visuals and audio.  For this assignment I was the lead script writer, Lucas was the lead camera, Victor helped contribute to both the script / helped with the research, and Trinity focused mainly on the editing.

I've enjoyed working with final cut pro. As the editor for this project I was able to learn some tips and tricks along the way. Some examples are, shortcuts for blading, importing content, and sound production. It’s important to use FCPX libraries, events and projects properly so that you can stay organized and produce quality work. Audio levels can (and almost always do) vary for each clip depending on the place/person were filming. To correct them you can change the audio levels / decibels. I think that in our project displays higher audio - because the camera has a smaller viewfinder it was hard to always be sure that everything was as focused as it could be.

One of our biggest challenges that my teammates and I had while doing this project was: Filming, because it was hard for us to find people that could be in our film. We overcame this by going to the art class and asking the teacher if we could use 4-5 of her students who were done with there work and that wanted to be in our film. Another challenge that we had was not having enough film to finish up the editing. The way we will overcome this is by us going out and getting the film that we needed.  Well we all did the parts that we signed up to do. We all wanted to get this project done, so that way we wouldn't get frustrated if we have other projects that we haven't finished yet. Some of the more enjoyable parts of this project were, shooting some films and working with classmates I've never worked with before. Another enjoyable part of this project was having fun working with classmates that I don't really talk to or hang out with in class. Overall my teammates and I came in second place for our critique. Looking back to our results my team and I did great even though we didn't make it to 2-3 minuets a lot of people liked ours.

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

Although its history is deep, Kinetic art wasn't established as a major artistic movement until the 1950s. Kinetic Art has been around since the early 20th century but it didn't become a modern art form until a few artists, which includes Naum Gabo and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy who began to use electric machinery in their sculptures. The influence that kinetic art have today is always defined by division. The interest in the style faded, and carried forward by the new generations of artists. It continues to provide a rich source of creative concepts and technical effects up to the present day. The first viewers of Bicycle Wheel were also invited to spin the wheel. The artists try to impress problems that are happening in life by showing it through their art work. I feel like kinetic art is important because it is the offering to abstract sculpture, hanging mobiles. 

 Blaze (1964) Artist: Bridget Riley

The Artist that created the Blaze is Bridget Riley. I feel like she wanted to show a different illusion of a vortex burrowing down into the centre of the picture-plane. Also she made something that looked hard but was actually easy for them to do it. She worked through various styles, and versions of impressionism and pointillism. Her work shows the depth of Op art's historical roots, because of its sheer technical brilliance. Yes I think a single artist can persuade someone's perception/bias/opinion by making them think that small things in others art work could change their way of thinking. In my opinion, I think that the artist moved most people from her artwork called the blaze because it looked difficult but from the black and white colors its simple and still looks professional to the eye.  

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.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety Video

Our project is to make a workplace safety video that shows tips and methods to ensure that no personal injuries or illnesses occur in a working establishment. The topic that we chose was Avoiding Stress and Burnout. The member's on our team are Cara, she's our filmer and scriptwriter. Next we have Makayla, she is our narrator. Then we have Kiara, she is on of our actresses. And last there's me I am another actress. I feel that the person that deserves a special recognition for this project is Cara because she put her 110% into doing this project. But I would also like to say my team and I did a great work on this workplace safety video.

This project made me realize how important it is to make a safety video for any workplace because safety is the number one rule in a working environment. In this project I learned that workplace safety is required to ensure that all employees are safe. The video production is the whole procedure of creating video content. I also learned that having communication in this project is key because in making a good film you would want to know what they are trying to portray. One thing we could have done differently for this workplace safety video is try and finish up all the filming in one day and edit for the rest of the time that we had.I think that the things that we could have done a lot different was adding natural sounds to 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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding is a important skill to learn because even if you don't plan on becoming a programmer it could help you with logical communications. If students learn how to do coding then they would have more understanding on technology around them and would get inspired to make new ideas about any kind of technology. It also will help with writing and verbal skills. In Challenge #1 my partner and I had to figure out how we could make the the car go into a figure 8. The logic statement I will use to tackle the challenge is " Go straight with the speed 400, turn wheels to the left and hold wheels for .2 seconds, then go straight, turn left and then turn right, finally go straight and ended at the finish line".  For the Altino car, we had to use "Go",  "Steering", and "Delay" in order to make the car go from point A to point B. I felt very stressed and frustrated throughout the whole process of trying to experiment with different codes to make because everyone that I tried to do didn't really come out successful. 

The new command that we used for challenge #2 while loop. I would NEVER trust an autonomous vehicle to give a ride to somewhere because you never know when the coding can glitch or cause and accident. I'm sure that the autonomous vehicle will take over most of the complex tasks in the future, like the ambulance response and the police control."The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, however, found that over 90% of car crashes involve human error. In the remaining cases, factors such as weather and failed car components were primary causes. Robots can potentially be programmed to make faster and better decisions while avoiding human pitfalls such as driving while drunk over texting." The autonomous car will be a more efficient way to get around to places that need fast acting systems and will become a better system paramedics may be used in the future to get to places quicker. Also the autonomous vehicles will also be a big help for deaf or blind people, it'll help them get to places and will make it way easier for them to travel the roads. 

TAGS: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 used in my still life painting was line, texture, and value. The line was used to outline the objects, texture was used for the shading, and the value was used to make shadows in the drawing. In order for me  to make it a nice value scale in drawing, you have to make the brush size small. Part of the digital painting that I found most challenging was doing the outline on the picture. Another thing I found challenging was converting the picture to a line drawing picture because there was a lot of steps we had to take to make it look good. The digital painting process that I found enjoyable was doing the outline on the big places but it started to get hard when you had to do the smaller parts.

Landscape Photo Credit  : Mr. Sanderl

I think that this picture was either taken by Donkey beach or by Kealia. The differences between my finished landscape image and my finished still is that my landscape image has more texture and a little of value. In the still image it just has more of the outline. I stayed with the more basic beginning tutorial because I didn't want to mess anything up. Also because if I didn't end up liking then I wouldn't like the results at the end on how it would come out. My technique If art was a positive agent of change graffiti would have made a better society out of all of us, just because it was all over the place, but it just amounted to a medium of expression and sometimes protest.

Picture Credit goes to : Coach Paka

The portrait photo that I'm using is one of my friends that is now my teammate and my sister, Her name is Jumba Kupihea. This photo was taken at the states softball field on Oahu at the Mckinley high school softball field on May 04, 2017.  In this picture there is only her and the sign but in this image she is throwing the ball to home.  The reason why I'm using her is because she was the one that helped me out through my softball years.  She was the one that I could ask for help and would show me the correct way.  This final image uses all the elements because in it has some type of shape, forms, colors, lines, spaces between each piece of textures, and values.  For example her hair the number on her jersey, the background, eyes, mouth, ears, and noes.  Last but least my result for my critique was for my mix someone but it as a 4. I really don't agree with them because I wasn't really finished doing it. Also because I could have put in a little more work in to it. Maybe to them it looked good because maybe his/ her standards are low. 

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 5.0 - Audio Production

Intonation and inflection can be used in many ways, for example the rise and fall of your voice. My role in this is being the leader of the group and also doing the vocal talent. The job of being the leader is the one who organizes the things needed. As the vocal talent of music must have an understanding of the skills, talents, and vocal properties of singers. The rehearsal is really important because in that you have to put everything together. But before you even start to record you have to get your scrip approved by Mr. Sanderl and make sure it's ready to be recorded. To record and get it down on the first try you need to practice a couple times and then record it for final." Create your own visual style...let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for other."

Reflecting back on our final product I would say that my team member and I did a awesome work finishing it up and putting it together all in one. Our highest result was level of completion we did not have lower than a 2. Our team reached for the goal of communicating a specific message about the 7 elements to our audience. Some obstacles we faced well doing this audio project was to recored in one take. Also putting our scrip together and making it sound like a radio personality.  But in the end me and my team overcame the obstacle and we ended with a good scrip after all. If I had to do this project again with the same group we would improve on our talking and add a little more emotion to it next time.

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

The FCC( Federal Communication Commission)is individual agency of the U.S government made by the statues of radio, television, satellite, and cable. Copyright infringement is the use of people's work and is recreated and displayed without the owners permission. The legal consequences of copyrights will be that you will have a fine or you will have to go jail. It will carry a fine of up to $250,000 and up to five years in prison. "The copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder for purposes such as criticism, parody, news reporting, research and scholarship, and teaching." In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Some uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner.

Confidentiality is keeping it secret or private to where you will only know. It's also a information that you keep between you and the client files that are locked and secured. The adult clients of adults can keep any personal information to there self. For example you don't need to tell anyone what is your Social security number, credit card password and address, email address, phone number.Social media is a set of tools of communication and connected among friends, family, colleagues and businesses. Censorship is like the picture, word and idea given of people that succeed in posting their personal political or values of others. It relates to the 1st amendment such as no law respecting, establish of religion or prohibiting the free exercise.

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.