Friday, October 5, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding is an important skill to learn, even if you don't plan to be a programmer because it could help you with logical communications. If students learned how to code, they could be able to better understand the technology around them and probably get inspired to make new ways or ideas about technology. It also helps with written and verbal skills. Challenge #1 is about figuring out how my partner and I are going code the vehicle to go in a figure 8 and the logic statement I will use to tackle the challenge is "How are we going to successfully make our Altino car move smoothly into a figure 8". For the Altino car, we had to use "Go", "Steering", and "Delay" in order for the car to move around the obstacle. I felt very stressed and frustrated throughout the whole process of trying to experiment with different codes because each code my partner and I tried was not successful.

I would NOT trust an autonomous vehicle to give me a ride because accidents could happen. For example, If the car has a malfunction, the people in the car will be in great danger and could get seriously hurt or even killed if going at a fast speed. It's also uncertain how autonomous vehicles could direct through hazards like roadblocks or specific local driving laws. For example, turning right on a red light in different states. The computers could sometimes have a hard time recognizing different local and state regulations with care to the road. I have a strong feeling autonomous vehicles will be used in the future to carry out complex tasks like an ambulance responding to accidents because people will want to use technology more and see what people, who designs and constructs the autonomous cars can do to make situations like these simple.

ACO 5.0 - Create a deliverable using problem-solving techniques to address client needs or target
ACO 5.1 - Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

The elements that are used in my still life painting was line, texture, and value. Line was used to outline the object, texture was used for the shading, and value was used for the shadows in my drawing. The key to have a nice value scale in your drawing, you have to make the brush size smaller and you have to use the hatching effect. The part of the digital painting that I found most enjoyable was doing the outline of my picture because it was easy but fun at the same time. The Part that I found difficult was trying to convert the picture to a line drawing picture because we had to go through so many steps to achieve that effect.

I took my landscape picture at San Fransisco in 2016. The differences between my finished landscape image and my finished still image is that my landscape image has texture and some value in it, for example, the hills in the background, the bridge, the grass, and the bushes. My still image has just the outline of the object. I went for more of the basic beginning tutorial because the advance techniques/tutorial was a bit challenging for me.

The portrait photo that I am using was taken at my house. The person that is in the photo is my younger brother. It means a lot to me because he's family. The final image uses all the elements of art because everything in it has some types of shapes, forms, color, lines, spaces between each pieces, textures, and values. For example, the hair, the lettering in the shirt, the background, eyes, mouth, ears, nose, and mouth. For my critique, my highest score was on my landscape image. I agree with my critique results because my still image was plain and needed some value and my portrait was not detailed enough and I could've worked on it more. I also agree that my landscape picture was the ideal one out of the three.

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 the inventiveness of my audience because we want to make sure that our voices will sound appealing enough that it will make our audience still be interested to listen to the end. My role in this assignment was a script writer/vocalist. The Job required me to write the script so that the flow of it sounds excellent. Rehearsing the whole script is a major step before recording the final product because we have to make sure that the our voices are smooth, pitch is just right, and our voices don't falter. Before actually recording the entire script, we had to to get our script approved by Mr. Sanderl.

The highest result of my group's critique was level of completion. My team did a good job of meeting the goal of conveying the principle of design. I felt like my team did a really good job at getting the whole audio together. We had a rough time of trying to make it all work, but, we tried the best we can. Some obstacles were creating the script and attempting to record it in one take. In the end, my team overcame the obstacles and we ended up with a good audio. If I had to re-do this project again, I would record my voice over so that my voice has more emotion to it and not so monotone. Also, if I had to re-do this project again, I would stay with the same people.

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

The FCC ( Federal Communication Commission) is basically a individual agency of the U.S government made by statute to manage interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. Copyright infringement is the use of people's works secured by copyright law without any permission. For example, using someone else's medium on YouTube without permission, getting images from Google and posting it, or creating a translation of someone's foreign work. The penalties of using material without permission is paying the amount of profits and damages. The trespasser or infringer pays for all court costs and fees. The way you can get permission to use copyrighted materials is to identify the owner, know if permission is required, go over the rights, make a procedure for permission, get in touch with the owner and conclude if payment is needed, and last but not least make an official agreement in writing. Fair Use is basically a law in the United States that authorizes limited work of copyrighted stuff without having to first obtain approval from the copyright owner. Two examples, making a cover of a music video or making a lyric video of a popular song.

Confidentiality is keeping something private. passcodes, phone numbers, and personal files are what should be kept private from strangers. When people get a hold on confidential information it could really ruin that person's life. Censorship is the elimination of images, words and ideas that are insulting. People should be able to express themselves and not be judged by it. Society can be really strict on people.

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 has to do with services or products using digital technologies mostly on the Internet. It also involves mobile phones, other digital media, and display advertising. I feel like technology would have a lot of short cuts and simple methods for the people in the future. The shifting markets have a huge impact on todays technology, audio/video, technology and communication industry because according to Statistics Brain, there is about 680,000,000 Facebook users on mobile devices alone and Facebook report over 1.1 billion users in total. Twitter has become popular with about 190 million unique visitors each month and 550 million accounts. 93% of marketers using social media for business and YouTube searches providing a selection of 14 billion videos.

Some skills that are related to the arts and communication industry that I would like to work on is visual arts, Audio/video technology and film, and fashion/apparel designer or illustrator.  I want to develop on those skills because it seems fun. The skill that I think would help me become most successful in my life would probably be a fashion/apparel designer or illustrator. In the future, the fashion industry will still be important and the skill required for that is having talent for drawing the human body by hand and by using specialized computer programs.

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.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communication Strategies


My communication changes a lot when I'm with my family, my friends, and with a room filled with strangers. For example when I'm mad I start cussing at my brother and he starts making fun of me, when I'm with my friend I'm more of a talkative person, and when I'm with strangers I never talk and just always keep to myself. I'm hard-working, I love to be creative, and showing people that I'm a caring person. The person that I feel most comfortable with is my brother because he doesn't really judge me and I can always go to him. My brother is still irritating but he can be somewhat understanding. I can probably start improving by being more open to people and just being carefree. Ever since I was little, I was always a shy person. I never really socialized with other kids and I was never really confident in making friends. So, the way I want to improve in my communication is trying to be more open and just socialize more. I could also try joining any school clubs.

when I graduate high school I really want to go to college and after I graduate college I really want to travel to places I haven't been before. I might want to try engineering or something that involves graphic Arts. I'm interested in pursuing an engineer path professionally because I want to benefit the society. Also, engineers make a lot of money. The type of engineer I want to be is probably a civil engineer because they conceive, design, supervise, etc. The communication skills I need to improve on is trying to work together with a group. I also need to be able to talk and actually communicate with my team members.

TAGS: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.