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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production


Intonation and inflection are very important to achieve any goal you are trying to get your audience to take from whatever it is that you are producing. There are certain ways that you can adjust your voice and change tone, to get the attention and keep the attention from your audience. I was the team leader in my group, audio technician, and vocal talent. I had to look through what my team had come up with, and change things around to make things flow better. The rehearsal process was very important in giving our team a better understanding to what the goal of our project was. We went over our lines multiple times until we got it, and then we recorded it.

I think the critique results from my class were pretty positive. I am happy with the results and feedback we received from our peers. In my opinion we met the target goal, I think we could have added a bit more music and sound effects, but other than that, the audience seemed pretty intrigued. It took us a few tries in order to get our script down, but we got it in as the best we could so we are satisfied. If I had to do this project again with the same group of people, I think we could most definitely improve. We could add a lot more material, and make it much much much more entertaining for the audience. 

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

The FCC stands for  the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is an independent government agency responsible for regulating the radio, television and phone industries. The FCC regulates all interstate (existing or carried on between states) communications, such as wire, satellite and cable, and international communications originating in the United States. Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, first-time copyright infringement cases can carry a fine of up to $250,000 and up to five years in prison. If you get caught more than once, you could face additional fines of up to $250,000 and up to 10 years in prison. From what I have read, getting permission involves a simple five-step procedure: Determine if permission is needed. Identify the owner. Identify the rights needed. Plan Ahead for Permission. Contact the owner and decide whether payment is required. Get your permission in writing. The "Fair Use" policy is designed to allow citizens to reproduce, distribute, or show portions of copyrighted movies, or videos, under certain circumstances without permission from the copyright holder. The circumstances are criticism, news reporting, teaching, and parody. An English teacher would be permitted to copy a few pages of a book to show to the class as part of a lesson plan. A comedian could quote from a movie star's speech in order to make fun of that person.

Confidentiality is the state of keeping or being kept secret or private. Three pieces of information that everybody should keep confidential should be their Social Security number, physical address, and your income, finance and wealth. Social media has the potential to impact personal private information, if used incorrectly. If you are releasing everything about you to various social media platforms, people may be able to take advantage of you. I think that censorship is very good. I think it is good because it shields children from seeing and hearing things they do not need to be exposed to yet. I am sure you can get any censorship you have on any of your devices taken off if you really want to. The first amendment is freedom of speech. The reason tv censors language, violence, etc. is because they do not know who may be watching their program. I think the 5th amendment is no longer with what the NSA does today. Almost everything we do is digital, so they can see everything, even if you are doing nothing wrong.

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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

ACO 2.0 - Market Shifts

A market is a place where buyers and consumers interact to exchange goods, services, or contracts, for money or barter. Markets shift all the time as technology continues to develop and grow. For example, malls all over the United States are closing because everyone does their shopping online at places such as amazon. You can pretty much buy anything you need online now, which is appealing to a lot of people because they don't have to go out of their way to go out to stores. Another example would be Apple. Apple eliminated the headphone jack off of all of their new phones, soon after doing this they released a pair of bluetooth headphones. Well, this goes to show that cordless headphones are now most likely going to be more popular over corded headphones, due to the fact that consumers don't have a device to plug in their headphones to.

If I were to think of skills related to to the Arts & Communications industry that I would like to develop or improve, they would have to be filmmaking, photography, and marketing. If I were to choose one of these three skills that would help me to be most successful in my life at the moment, it would have to be filmmaking. The way I understand success, is satisfaction. For example, if I feel satisfied in something that I release to the public, or my friends or family, I feel as though I have succeeded. I think the skills I listed will be helpful because they are all related with technology. Technology is going to be the future, so if I have a grasp of certain technological concepts now, I'll have a better time in the future figuring things out.

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

The way I communicate varies from audience to audience. For example, when I am talking to my parents I am talking to them with the utmost respect. My parents have made it very clear to me over the years, that they are my parents, and not my friends. When I am communicating with my friends, it is way more relaxing and enjoyable, because I can just say whatever comes to mind without there being consequences. I feel most comfortable with only my best of friends. I feel comfortable with these specific people because we have experienced all kinds of things together that we can relate to each other about, making it much easier to communicate with them. In order for me to fix areas where I am uncomfortable in communication, I think I would have to ask myself why it was uncomfortable for me in the first place, and then take steps to solve it. In my own opinion though I have never felt uncomfortable or misunderstood, because I feel like my communication skills are pretty good with anyone.

Thinking about my future after high school, I would really like to learn about the stock market and investing, because if you do it right there can be little, to no risk and all reward. I would really like to pursue becoming a stock broker, because I like the fast paced environment in the work place, and the fact that you could make deals with people all over the place, making new connections to new people, which could possibly lead you to another career along the way because you have so many connections. You would need great communication skills in order to become successful in this field. You would need to be very good at talking over the phone, and one on one meetings.

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.