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.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communication Strategies

How does my communication change from one audience to the next is the type of audience, like my family I talk about my day, what I learned, and what I did. When talking to my friends I'm more talkative and talk about fishing and riding dirt bikes. Talking to my cousins we're talking about trucks and fishing. The person I feel the most comfortable and most understood is my Aunty Tami because she was always the person I go to if I had a problem with someone/something and she is always open about how she feels about me and she also guides me in the right way. What can I improve on communication with people I don't feel comfortable is by seeing if the have the same thing as me or if we have something in common to talk about personally. I think that if I talk to others that I have something to relate to, I could be more comfortable talking to.

The job field I think I might go into after high school is probably construction because they make a lot of money and I have experience in construction from working with a construction company called Green Wood Homes which makes million dollar homes. They helped me learn what to do and what not to do on the site and also helped me out when I needed help. I think that I might pursue professionally in construction because its a lot of fun and everyone I know on the job site is all helpful and kind to each other, we all joke around and play around with everyone but we all are one team. The communication skills I have is asking people for help, seeing if anyone needs help, seeing if there is anything for me to do after I'm finished with my assigned job. I don't think that I need any improvement in communication but I think I could improve some where. I will continue this job until a better job comes up but for now construction is my professional job for now.

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.