Friday, December 21, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Image Compositing

Image compositing is the combination of visual elements from different sources into single images. These photos are often developed because it creates an illusion of all elements into one single image. The rule of thirds is also the known as "Rule of Thumb" and that's the process of composing visual images such as films, designs, and photographs. An example of rule of thirds is when you use the guidelines on your camera and if you're taking a landscape picture, then the horizon line is just below the center. When professional photographers are taking pictures, they keep in mind all the techniques they could use in order to take a successful photo. Personally, I believe that all photos do not need to be edited because only true photographers know the right way and angle to take a good photo.

The strongest message I plan to convey through my best composite image is "you can create art with your surroundings". Living in Hawaii, there are so much exotic flowers, trees, and even animals. Anywhere you go, you can turn anything into art. You can sketch flowers, trees, animals, and you can even go to the beach and get inspired. So, the image I plan to create is the photo of flowers as the art and cut out my hand I used for my drawing perspective and make it look like I drew the flowers and everything around it. The angle/position that make up my image composite is eye level and rule of thirds. When my audience first sees my best image composite, I feel like their focus will go straight to my hand that looks like I am drawing the flowers in the background and anything around it. It is no that great but it is my best image I could create.

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

Day 1: Walkway, Ground Level
Day 2: Flowers, Rule of Thirds

Day 3: Drawing, Point of View

Day 4: Happiness, Eye Level 

Day 5: Portrait, Eye Level

Day 6: Jumping, Low Angle 

Day 7: Water, Rule of Thirds Landscape 

Day 8: Energy, Unusual Angle

Day 9: Eyes, Macro 

Day 10: Nourishment, Framing
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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Body Shaming can cause anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and even mood disorders. My partners and I choose this topic because we though that this was something that most kids, teens, and adults go through. It's important because some people don't really speak out or is too embarrassed to bring up the topic. The goals of this project is to create a short film that is 2-3 minutes long presenting our personal view about an issue that is relevant to our audience. For our video, we have to show relevant visuals, clear voiceover, a soundtrack with the help of Garage Band, and last but not least, use final Cut Pro to piece together the whole clips. My partners are Seychelle and Hiilei. Seychelle's part in this project is the lead writer which means she's the person that creates the script. Hiilei is the editor and she's the person that edits the whole pieces together. I'm the lead camera person which means I have to come up with all the visuals and see where all the filming will take place.

Some tricks and tips I've learned using Final Cut Pro is using simple shortcuts like command B for blade, command T for trim, and command R for range selection, etc. It's important to incorporate into our video because it made the video much more entertaining and organized. It's important to use events and projects properly because you need to make sure that any film or video that you're making is coordinated properly and you know what you're doing. Audio levels in different clips vary drastically because maybe when doing the voice over, your mouth was too close to the microphone or in some parts of your video, you either talk too loud or too soft. The way you can correct that is by lowering the volume of the audio or if it's too soft, you could slide it higher. The part of our video that shows higher quality would have to be the visuals because my partner and I had a hard time trying to record our voices and using tone and enthusiasm. The voiceover was really tough to say the least because Seychelle and I had to keep on retrying

The biggest challenge my partners and I faced is trying to piece together the whole clips and see what we could use. I gotta say the whole process was very exhausting, but we did the best we can. Some of the clips we filmed, we were hesitant because my partner and I thought that it didn't fit well with the audio. My partner and I just thought that we could just use what we have and try to make it work. I felt like the "leader" of our group would have to be Seychelle because without her, we had nobody to write the script. Everybody in the group did an equal amount of help and we got a good amount of work done. The most enjoyable part was filming around the school and working with people I don't normally work with and it was a good way to branch out. Our critique results...

1) Embed your Visual Statement video from Google Drive at the top
2) Include 2 screenshots showcasing FCPX editing skills below first paragraph
4) Add your results from the class critique before the tags

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

In the 1970's, women artists were mostly distressed with equal representation in art institutions. They formed a variety of women's art organizations, like the Art Worker's Coalition, Women Artists in Revolution (WAR) and the AIR Gallery, to specifically address Feminist artists' rights and issues in the art community. Feminist artists attempted to revise an untrue male-dominated art history as well as change the modern world around them through their art. Female artist focused on intervening in the traditional art world, as well as in everyday social intercommunication. Creative thinkers and makers give joy, interaction, and inspiration to their communities and they also give considerate criticism to our economic, political, and social structures. I feel like feminist art is an important art movement to show the lives and experiences about women's lives. It's a great way to show what 
female artist can do

                           Anatomy of a Kimono (1974) Miriam Schapiro                    
The Artist that created the example I chose was Miriam Schapiro. I feel like she was trying to show what female artist and feminists can accomplish. Miriam Schapiro created unique feminist artworks, including, The Anatomy of Kimono,  it highlights women's relation to those materials and processes. I do feel like a single artist can change someones perception about art because art can lure people to imagination and creativity. Ever since technology was invented, you could do art with technology. For example, Graphic designs and digital art. The objective of graphic design is to create original images, illustrations, and logos. Digital art is made with digital technology, for example, pictures done all on computer or hand-drawn images scanned into a computer and completed using a software program like Adobe Illustrator. Art with technology has progressed a lot throughout the years and it will keep progressing.

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.

Monday, October 15, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety Video

Our project goal 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. For our topic, we chose avoiding stress and burnout. The people on our team is Cara, she is the script writer and Filmer. Next, we have Makayla, she is the narrator, and finally, we have Shaila, she is one of the actresses. I feel like the person that deserves special recognition for the whole project would have to be Cara because she constructed most of the script and gave her best work throughout the whole process. But, all in all everybody on the team gave their best effort trying to make this video a success.

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. I learned that workplace safety is required to ensure that all employees are safe. Video production is the whole procedure of creating video content. I also learned that communication is key in making a good film because you want to know what the actors are trying to portray. The highest result of the critique was relevance of visuals which we got a 3.5  and the lowest result was entertainment value which we got a 3.2. I feel like the things we could have done differently is adding natural sounds to our video and more closer shots.

ACO 7.1 Analyze the beneficial effects that safe and healthy work habits have on productivity that improve workplace efficiency.
ACO 7.2 Apply practises 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 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)