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)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production

Intonation is when your voice changes in pitch, it goes high or low when asking a question. Inflection means intonation or change in voice pitch. My role in this assignment is to make and edit the music and voice overs and be the team leader. Yes I was the team leader and audio technician. Go and ask for help from Mr. Sanderl, make the audio commercial, and be at school to help out my team. It is very important so you can go through your recording without any errors.

I think our critique was a bit low because we worked so hard to get it done and I though it was really good. My team met the project goal good but I think the class didn't think so, it was really short and commercial like. We communicated the message to the audience clearly and fluently so they could hear it. We faced some obstacles like when our teammate Keanu was going to be here to speak his parts and how to make our music in garage band great. We over came it by me talking to Keanu and telling him we needed him to do his part and we looked online for some good music samples in garage band and picked bits from them and made a pretty good music background. I would improve the practicing because I don't think some of us was ready for the parts we had to do, we rehearsed a lot but I don't think Keanu rehearsed. If you heard the commercial Keanu kinda forgot his parts and this was one of the best recording he did. Make better music.

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

Photo Credit: Shanden Matsushima

The FCC is the Federal Communications Commission that is an independent Federal regulatory that regulates the online community and sees if people are copyrighting or looking for illegal things that are not allowed. Copyright Infringement is a law that protects a persons idea, writing, or work from being used by another person that is not allowed to use it. There is a fine if you get caught for up to $150,000 and a maximum jail time up to 10 years. To get permission to use copyrighted material is to get a permit to use it and pay the artist for the use of the song/video or product. Fair use is making a remix or edit of a copyrighted material, it makes the software that a company is using think that it is not a copyrighted material and you can then avoid being cited for using it. The FCC is constantly looking for copyrighted material all day and everyday.

Confidentiality is the state of keeping something secret or private. The three main things you should keep private is your Personal Identity, Social Security Number, and Your Address. If you do not keep those private you can be targeted for identity theft or something worse. Social media can sometimes be hacked and your Identity can be stolen and used on the dark web. Censorship is a good thing because you wouldn't want a bunch of swearing words on a radio station from a new song that little kids might listen too, you wouldn't want a bunch of illegal things that little kids might see and may end up doing. People can say what they want if they are in private as long as they don't make it public for people to hear. It is okay for someone to something illegal in their own home as long as someone doesn't see what they are doing and they don't post it on the internet.`

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 Shift

What is a market? A market is a place where you can buy and sell things, people can also advertise events or items. Technology develops by the change in time and the new technology coming out increases the demand. One market shift is cable companies changing from digital cable to hd cable, they are also changing from regular wifi to enhanced wifi to keep up with the growing demand of phone, tablets, computers, etc... Stores can be one because they used to sell newspapers, books, old school television, food, clothes, etc but now they are selling new things like high tech cameras, smart TV, computers, phones, drones, expensive clothing/shoes, etc... The world is constantly changing and companies are developing to the new world demands, people are changing interests everyday and following new things to change the world. We are going to be changing the world some day and everyone will be using technology and changing how to do things.

I would like to learn more about graphic design because I want to make my own shirts and stickers to use and sell. Graphic design is making a lot of money due to people buying stickers and shirts from different business and people are into making custom orders which pay more. I think that it will be successful due to the demand of custom shirts that people are now making for their family or businesses. The market is going to continue to change as now schools are doing more designs of their shirts and making new school products like custom hydro flask, notebooks, etc... Even restaurants are making their own products like shirts, stickers, cups, and hats.

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.