Monday, December 3, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

GOAL: Create a 2-3 minute visual statement that gives your personal view about an issue that is relevant to your audience. Support your high-quality voiceover with relevant and proprietary visuals: video, photos or a mix of both. You may also create your own sound effects and Garage Band soundtrack. Finally, work together to skillfully edit all of the pieces together using Final Cut Pro.

DIGITAL PORTFOLIO REFLECTION:
First, explain your topic & message... Why it's important to you and your partners? Then put the project goal into your own words, detailing the project requirements. Link to your partners' digital portfolios and describe their roles on the team and how they contributed to the production of your vision statement. (6 sentence minimum)

My team has chosen the topic of depression and how to cope if you have depression, this is important to my team and I is because of all of us know someone with depression and would like to help them with it, the project goal is to help people to cope with depression so that they have at least some tips on how to cope with depression

Then, tell us about the Final Cut Pro editing tips and tricks you've learned and how you incorporated them in your video. Why is it important to use FCPX Libraries, Events and Projects properly? Explain why audio levels in different clips can vary drastically and how to correctly balance what your audience will hear. Which part of your video do you think displays higher quality... the audio or the video and why? (6 sentence minimum)

Finally, describe your biggest challenges during this project and what you did to help overcome them. Explain your group dynamic... who was the driving force toward attaining the project goal and how did the other person help or hinder that progress? Explain the most enjoyable part of this project and conclude with a reflection of your critique results... explain why you agree or disagree with them. (6 sentence minimum)

REQUIRED VISUALS:
1) Embed your Visual Statement video from Google Drive at the top
2) Include 2 screenshots showcasing FCPX editing skills below the first paragraph
3) Insert a screenshot your Audio/Video log after the second paragraph
4) Add your results from the class critique before the tags

TAGS:
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


The art movement that Keio and I presented on is pop art. Pop art had a semi-huge impact on the arts and communication industry because it was said that it challenged traditional art and as it got to comics it got more and more popular. Artist, in my opinion, are what make some things feel interesting due to they are the ones that create the designs you see on clothing or advertising. Artists give life to something boring and express ideas that cannot be written down with words they let you see rather than read. I actually want to ask you the reader a question what do you think can pass as art what types of thing pass as art for you, for example, do you think that digital art is ruining the original way of art? I don't think that digital art is destroying original art but just improving things. My thoughts on pop art mainly go with how colorful it looks and that it's so unconventional from what you would normally consider art or the generic view of how art is normally. I like how it takes things from comic books and ads and turn it into art which to me is amazing.

(1960-61)
James Rosenquist

The artist that has created the "President-Elect" is James Rosenquist, what do you think they were hoping to communicate (see required visual #2)? Do you think a single artist can persuade someone's perception/bias/opinion... why or why not? In your opinion, how have advances in technology aided or hindered the cultural impact of skilled art production? (6 Sentence minimum)

REQUIRED VISUALS:
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

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 between media, design, and society to assess how each influences the other.
ACO 1.3 Evaluate innovative applications of media and design in the society that have impacted the arts and communication industry.

Friday, October 19, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety Video

Our marvelous topic was on preventing hostile work environments which to me was not a wrong decision as we evaluated of it as fight's or anticipating a fight or bad situation before it changing to being a tropical storm to become a category 5 hurricane. My teammates for this incredible little calamity of a project are Keio and Seychelle, each one did a bigger part than I did due to my was our editor and film director who did the best he could do shooting the video and his problem-solving skills when we had nowhere to shoot he still came through, Seychelle was the one who made our amazing soundtrack, well if it even made it on to the video and I'de like to compliment her for putting up with the amount stress we went through trying to get what little we had and make it into a video. The person that did the most work and tried their very best was me, I did the best work in the shooting of the video due to his problem-solving abilities as I was able to find what we needed, if it wasn't for me we wouldn't have had our visuals which were all we had on our video in the first place.


The biggest takeaway from this project, well the only takeaway from this project would be the critique as it helped us see what we should do next time and the area's where we should develop, like our time control and audio but from the research that we did we found that teachers are more helpful than they might seem and that sometimes you have to take charge and speak up to change something. In the critique it shows an idea of what we did wrong, for instance, our audio which we had no audio at all which made the video a little bad another thing would be that the visuals and the entertainment value was a better than I first thought but the video could have had a better score if we had our audio. Most of our shots were not as bad as I first thought, though we did have trouble finding those places due to our very bad planning also thank you to our extra actors for allowing us to shoot with you in it. What could we have done differently well everything but in specific it was mainly time management and communication do the absences of all of our teammates for at least one day each which sucked astronomically and is what hurt our project the most.



TAGS:
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 an important skill to learn because one day our world that we know today will be run by robots and what is the only humans will get how to program and code the robots to do all the main things we need them to do in the future, and today there are those types of job so please don;t say you don't agree with me that robots will take over this world because as technology grows we as humans will adapt to what's around us and soon the human race will decrease. Challenge #1 was to make the Altino car proceed in a figure 8 pattern, the logic utterance that I have used is the basic follow the example because when I have attempted to edit the example it backfired immediately because I was over thinking it then my fellow teammates and I have just got frustrated so we just follow the example. Going through the trial and error process was tough but in the end, it made sense why we did trial and error because you can see what you did wrong and fix it.

The new commands for my team to complete challenge #2 were difficult to understand but we went through the same process as challenge #1

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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design




The element of art I'm using in my digital Still Life painting is Line. The way you use all elements of art specifically is by using line is an element of art. It is a mark made upon a surface. In order to be a line, the mark's length must be longer than its width. The relationship between the size of the brush and controlling the value scale when you're going in small edges and small placements. Digital painting part that I found enjoyable was practicing what type of things I'll be doing in the future, parts that I found challenging was the part I had to become more creative with my work more than usual because my mind can only produce so much creativity.


landscape image was taken at Poipu, Kauai. When I was doing my still image I was only using one element but when I was doing my landscape I was using texture, color, and so many others. I did stay more basic with the beginning tutorial because I thought it was more simple for me to process through my mind. The technique that I used to make the landscape perfect was the invert into the smart object which made it awesome


My portrait photo was taken at Kapaa High (home of the warriors), the person who's in it is no other than Christan Lardizabal and before I go on I would like to credit Keio Wakuta for this picture that he took for me. The picture means that he's my best friend and he would do anything for me. Using the line element I used line to trace the outline of the picture so that I have something to work with and to make sure I don't go out of that outline. My highest score was in my Mix, now I realize what I can work on in the near future so that I can get all 4's on the next project, I highly agree with everyone because for my still image it's just floating on nothing and my landscape could have used a little bit more work also it was a little sloppy.
TAGS:
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)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production



Intonation and inflection can be used to maintain the interest of the audience by using inflection when using inflection you're applying the different amount of vocabulary in your speech but also using types of tones of your voice so when using an upbeat kind of voice you're most likely talking about something great in your life but when using a soft mellow voice your talking about something depressing like a death of a family member. I was a multi-role I had to do the audio management, vocals, and script writing, the job required me to have good control of audio, learning how to do different voices, and how to write a good storyline for the podcats. Rehearsal is very important especially if you want to remember your lines by heart but if you don't rehearse you will have mistakes and then the recording will take a longer time

Then, reflect on your results from the critique. How well did your team meet the project goal of communicating a specific message to your audience while keeping them engaged? What obstacles did you face along the way and what did you do to overcome them? If you had to do this project again with the same group of people, what would you do to improve? (6 Sentence minimum).

The reflection on how we did it was cringy but we did well, as long as we got a good amount of laughter out of the audience my team and I were satisfied with what we had but we could have done more and  

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information


The FCC is the Federal Communication Commission they are an independent government agency responsible for regulating the radio, television and phone industries. What they do is that they make sure there is no copy right of songs you hear on the radio, television and on your phone they also promote competition and innovate broadband services and faculties, they ensure an appropriate competitive of the nation's economy

Confidentiality is important information that's intended to be kept secret. Three examples of confidentiality, example one your social security code, that code is most important code in your life because that is the code to your bank account, example two is your mailbox number, you don't need anyone else's mail coming to your mailbox its just weird sometimes, lastly my third example is your phone number, I hate it when I get random phone calls in the middle of the night and during class. social media that have private information is snapchat, in snapchat it has your location to where ever you go and thats a terrible thing to have on snapchat. my stance regarding censorship is that I like censorship its good to keep personal info discrete

TAGS:
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.