Monday, January 14, 2019

ALD 4.0 - Cinemagraphs

GOAL: Create a series of 3 Cinemagraphs...
1) LastF_Cine1.gif Recreate a simple scene in your life
2) LastF_Cine2.gif Create a more complex & unique scenes
3) LastF_Cine3.gif Take a risk, think outside of the box!

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First, explain what a Cinemagraph is and the type of video you need to make it work. Breakdown the process of creating a cinemagraph into 4 simplified steps. Write about the strengths and areas for improvement related to your first attempt that we completed together as a class. Describe what you plan to accomplish in your second attempt that you film on your own at home or outside of class. Explain your plan for the setting, subject, equipment, composition, movement and frozen action of Cinemagraph #2. (6 sentence minimum)

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Then, tell us about how your second cinemagraph turned out. Is it everything you expected, why or why not? What can you do to improve on your third and final attempt? Describe what you plan to accomplish in your last cinemagraph. Explain your plan for the setting, subject, equipment, composition, movement and frozen action of Cinemagraph #3. (6 sentence minimum)

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Finally, give your readers a review of your third cinemagraph and how you think it turned out. Is it everything you anticipated, why or why not? Aside from looking cool, what is the purpose of creating a cinemagraph? Explain what cinemagraphs CAN do that photos and videos CANNOT do. Conclude with reflection of your critique results... Do you agree or disagree with them and why? (6 sentence minimum)

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ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2: Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.

Novice: no looped movement, some animation applied
Amateur: only 1 moving part, no frozen action, unstable camera
Professional: stable camera, smooth loop, frozen action
Expert: creative, unique, stable camera, smooth loop, frozen action

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Q2: ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

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 visual statement. (6 sentence minimum)

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)

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

The cultural movement that influenced our style of art that we presented on, was just a few artists who had a new idea on how to present and express their art in new forms. It allowed us to view art in different forms as well, making it a prevalent movement for students in the Arts and Communication classroom. It allows us to have a whole new option of creating different works. I think the cubism art movement was very cool, in that it was a new idea at the time. They didn't know how society would react, but they went for it anyways. People ended up loving their art, and some of the artist's art are worth millions today.

Pablo Picasso's "Horta de Ebro" 1909

Pablo Picasso created the example I chose. I think Picasso was trying to communicate his love for The Reservoir, Horta de Ebro. The painting's title Horta de Ebro is the name Picasso used for the small village of Horta de Sant Joan which is in southwestern Catalonia. I do think that an artist can persuade someones opinion or perception on a topic if they go about it the right way. If they create a piece of art that is very decent and not completely one sided it it would be easy to persuade a new viewer. Advancements in technology have really helped the cultural impact of artists and art. Is has made it 100 times easier to get their work out to the public.

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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety

For this Workplace Safety Video, we were required to produce a 60-90 second long video. To film this video, we were placed into groups of three. Ahea and Ben were my partners for this project. The topic for our video is Proper Handling of Tools and Equipment, relating to the digital art field of course. Everyone had a role to complete this task. Ahea was in charge of writing the digital portfolio, I did the editing and music and Ben helped film. I feel that Ahea deserves special recognition because of her efforts even when she was absent. I would be working on the document while she was sick at home, and she would still be on there typing away, getting work done.

What we learned about workplace safety, video production and communication specifically was how important it is to keep the tools and equipment for production and how to properly take care of them. For our group, I definitely think we also learned how to adapt when something doesn't go quite as planned. For example, during the production, there were days when a member of the group would be absent. The members who were present had to pick up the slack for whoever wasn't there, but the main thing is we figured out ways around the obstacles. Despite these variables, I feel our critique results were alright. The feedback we received was accurate to the video and I really appreciated the constructive responses so I know how to improve production skills for our next project.


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


Why is coding an important skill to learn, even if you don't plan to be a programmer? Explain Challenge #1 and tell us about the logic statement you used to tackle it. Describe each command (Go, Steering, Delay) that was required to program your Altino car to complete the figure 8. How did you feel working through the process of trial and error? (6 Sentence minimum)

Screenshot successful code from Challenge #1 or #2 after first paragraph

Coding is very important in this day and age.

 Describe the new commands that were required to successfully complete Challenge #2 (While Loop, Array, Display Line, Sound). Would you ever trust an autonomous vehicle to give you a ride... please explain your answer. Do you think autonomous vehicles will be used in the future to carry out complex tasks like an ambulance responding to accidents... why or why not? (6 Sentence minimum)

3 Behind the Scenes photos of your team after second paragraph


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 25, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design


My still life element has many elements of art. The piece has lines, shape, value, space, and texture. Most of the image is made up of lines, but I used lines to create shape, as well as texture. I gave the image value by doing various things with my lines also. The scale of my texture brush was very crucial in controlling the value scale of my image. I found that getting to use the drawing pads was the most enjoyable aspect because it makes drawing in photoshop so much easier. At times it was challenging getting the lines to go the way you wanted them to, or for them to be perfectly straight.

My landscape image was taken in Hanalei at a surf break called Waikokos. We had to take out a lot of the contrast to make it seem as if it were a drawing. There was still shape and texture as the photo I was using had many different textural aspects such as trees, rocks, water, and sand. There was shape because of all of the different objects in the picture. I was hoping I could go into it with a more advanced outlook, which I feel I have because I have complete white, complete dark, and grey's in between. I am very happy with the way it turned out.

The portrait image I used is a photo of myself. It was taken in Mr. Sanderl's classroom. I was the one in the photo. I felt it would be cool to do myself so I got a friend to take a picture of me. The piece has lines, texture, space, color, form, and value. There are many lines as I traced the picture of myself with the paint tool. After I felt I was complete with the outline of myself, that is when I tried to get shading and value integrated into my work. I misunderstood the directions and did not cross-hatch as much as I should have. Instead, I just got a really thick brush and colored black patches, and then lightly erased them to appear like shading. I feel my critique results were very accurate, other than the two columns of amateur votes on the land and mix, because I feel those were very complete and no where near amateur. Overall, I really enjoyed this project and continuing to learn more and more about photoshop and photography.

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