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

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.