Friday, December 21, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Image Compositing

Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Today, most, though not all, compositing is achieved through digital image manipulation. Rule of thirds is an essential photography technique. It can be applied to any subject to improve the composition and balance of your images. However, it will produce a pleasing photo more often than not, and is an excellent starting point for any composition. In some cases the sense of symmetry can be heightened by cropping the image to a square. It is important to think about your picture before you take it to see what other would say about it and some photos should not be edited.

Then, explain the strongest message you plan to communicate through your BEST composite image concept. Describe specifically how this composite image will communicate your message. What composition, angle and/or position (CAPs) are used in the photos that make up your image composite? When your audience first views your best image composite, where do you anticipate their eye will go first and why? (6 sentence minimum)

1) Embedded slideshow presentation of Digital Art and Concepts 1-3 at top.
2) Insert your BEST composite image below your first paragraph.
3) Insert your other two composite images before the tags.

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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Photo Challenge

Day 1- High Angle (Flowing)

Day 2- Rule Of Thirds Macro (Eyes)
Day 3- Ants Eye (Tree)

Day 4- Point Of View (School)

Day 5- Ground Level (Light)

Day 6- Unusual Angle (Activity)

Day 7- Birds Eye (Living Creature)
Day 8- Forced Foreground (Bubbles)

Day 9 - Eye Level (Laughter)

Day 10 - Framing (Power)

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.

Friday, November 30, 2018

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)

Our topic and message was about drunk driving. Everyone has someone they know that lost their life to a drunk driver or is in jail for drinking and driving.

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)

1) Embed your Visual Statement video from Google Drive at the top
2) Include 2 screenshots showcasing FCPX editing skills below first paragraph
3) Insert a screenshot your Audio/Video log after the second 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

We did digital art which was first created in 1960. There was so many upgrades and different versions of digital art from Cartoons, to CGI in Movies, and Movie posters. Our project influenced many movies and movie posters by creators using digital art to animate new types of genre. Movies are mostly CGI now and more animated looking. They are making posters more of what the world wants like action shots, pop outs, etc. My personal thoughts on this project are the way art movement has changed through out history and the way people have adapted to how the technology has changed.
Mona Lisa and Mona Leo Collage By Lillian Schwartz

The Artists we choose created different types of digital art. Simon Cowell first was into creating digital animation and then lost interest in that and moved on to digital art where he now creates movie posters and animations for different companies. Lillian F. Schwartz started when digital art was in its baby days. She was more into creating advertisements for companies like Apple, Samsung, etc. I think a single artist has the potential to persuade someone into digital art but it takes an army or group to make it happen. Advances in technology has changed digital art from what it was back then. Now instead of using only one type of app to create it there are now millions of apps to create digital art and in many ways.

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 Video

Our project goal was to create a video on workplace safety "Preventing Hostile Work Environment". It is about stopping arguments and working together as a team to finish a goal. My teammates was Kevin and Keanu, and we got help from Lei and Angela to record and act in the video. I feel like me and Kevin deserve special recognition because we both came to school and did our work to compete the project, we worked hard to film and edit this in time for our critique. We both put our heads together to complete and accomplish the goal while Keanu wasn't at school.

Our biggest takeaway from this project is never slack off on what you need to do in a limited amount of time. We also learned that when you argue and come off task you will not complete anything and completing nothing is not good. I think we deserve the results that we get because it was not the greatest but not the worst, it was a struggle to finish it because it was only me and Kevin working on this project and finishing it in time. Our video was a bit shaky and a bit too loud. What we could of done was work from the start of the project and get it done before everyone else but with quality and greatness. What we could do also is be at school and doing work instead of playing around.

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

Q1: ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding is an important skill because it can help us create games and other apps. It can also be use full to add videos to your blogger or something. Challenge 1 was challenging because I was doing it on my own and never really knew how to make it go in 2 circles it only went around 1 circle. I never really got the second circle till the challenge day.  I just used my brain to think of a way to shorten the time of the circle with it still maintaining the circle. I used a Go speed in the start at 500 to make the car take a slow straight and went 700 after. I put the delay between 500-2500 which stand for .5-2.5 seconds. The steering was the basic Left, Right and Straight (1=Left-2=Straight-3=Right). I felt that I could and couldn't do the challenge because my partner never came to school to help and when he was in school he still never do anything.

The new commands were challenging and hard to understand because it is something new and was very complicated. I could not get the lights and sirens to work so I went on with the challenge without any lights or sirens. I would trust an autonomous vehicle to drive me around because I don't need to watch the road I can go on my phone the whole ride and not care about a cop pulling me over for being on my phone. I think that some places around the world would be using autonomous vehicle to do tasks that most people don't want to do and work for. People will be using the automated vehicle in the future to drive and do things for them indoors and outdoors. I would buy an automated vehicle but the prices we pay for taxes and insurances plus shipping is too expensive for some of us in Hawaii.

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.

Monday, September 24, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

In my still life painting I used cross hatching to make the shadows and used different brush sizes from 5 pixels to 1 pixel at 100% opacity. I used each element almost all the time to create this photo. It could of been better but I didn't have enough time to finish it. I used a 10 pixel brush to do the out line and I used a 1-5 pixel brush to do the details and shading of the photo. I think my most favorite digital painting process was the shading of the light bar on the PS4 controller and the detail on the controller. The most challenging was the shadows on the control and the controls shadow on the ground.

My landscape image was taken on my trip to Oahu, it is China Man's hat on the north shore of Oahu. My finished landscape is better than my still life is because this one is more of details and has more elements of art to it by the shading and out lines of China Man's Hat. It has some similarities by the shading and out lines but this one is more detailed and shows more depth to the image. I was kinda in the middle of a beginner and a advanced technique because of the way I had to keep following the instructions and going back to them to make sure I don't mess anything up. My technique affected the outcome a lot because this one is more detailed and has a lot of design into it. It also maybe one of my favorite images out of this whole project.

The portrait photo I am using is of my cousin Kaison Matsushima holding his papio at Aliomanu Beach. It has some meaning to me because it is my cousin and he looks super stoked on his catch. I was down the beach when he brought the fish up and never got to see it but he sent the picture to me and I asked later on if I could use it for my 4th period project, of course my cousin said I could use it. I agree with the results because the portrait was not what I needed to do, I didn't do the face like I was suppose to. I never here anything about the face but next time I will do his face.

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)