Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Our topic is self-esteem and insecurities. It is important because this issue is relevant to teens especially. At this age we are constantly comparing ourselves to other people and looking down upon ourselves. The goal of our project was to show our audience that they are not alone through these struggles; just about everyone has insecurities, and also not to let them get the best of us. The project requirements were that it had to be a visual statement giving our personal view about an issue or topic relevant to us as well as our peers. It had to be at least 2 minutes long and have a soundtrack made by one of our team members to go into the background of the film. Makayla was the person working on the garage band soundtrack, and actor. Tayler was our filmmaker. I was the script writer. We all worked together to edit. Our visual statement features all three of us, and a few of our friends.

One editing tip that is good to know while working in Final Cut Pro is a short cut for blading a scene: "command" + "b". In addition, "command" + "z" is a great shortcut to undo actions. It is important to use FCPX libraries, Events, and Projects properly because you want to keep your work organized and separated from other people's work to avoid confusion and tampering. Audio levels on different clips can vary drastically as a result of distance from camera, volume of speech, and location. To correctly balance the audio, you can drag the audio bars below the film clips up or down. I believe the video quality is higher than the audio quality because of all of the jostling and background noise coming from outside the recording studio.

The biggest challenge we faced while working on this project was team member absences. I was gone for a few days, then I had to leave early while filming, and Makayla was gone on the last day of editing. This meant the other team members would be doing the parts for the absent team member, and that we would have more work to catch up on later. Although our team were responsible for  different parts of this project, we all pitched in to help each other with each part. No one was a hinderance to the work effort. The most enjoyable part of this project, for me, was going down into Kapaa and deciding the best way to act out the scenes. I also like watching the finished product.

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 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

First, what cultural movement gave rise to the art style in your presentation? Explain the influence that your art movement has on the arts and communications industry. How do artists contribute to culture and fulfill a societal need? Describe your personal thoughts about this art movement. (6 Sentence minimum)

The art movement that me and my partner decided to do was expressionism art.

Next, what artist created the example you chose and what do you think they were hoping to communicate (see required visual #2)? Do you think a single artist can persuade someone's perception/bias/opinion... why or why not? In your opinion, how have advances in technology aided or hindered the cultural impact of skilled art production? (6 Sentence minimum)

1) Embed your Art Movement slide presentation at the top of the post
2) Source a famous artwork from your Art Movement between paragraphs
3) Add a screenshot of the quiz results from your presentation before the tags

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 goal for me and my teams project was to avoid stress and burnout. Each of us had a part in the acting skit and voiceovers, but Diego did the most acting and Lucas recorded, edited the skit and created the music. I feel that Lucas deserves the special recognition because he put in a lot of effort into everything. He worked great from the edit and music 

The biggest takeaway from this project was probably the organization. What I learned from avoiding stress and burnout is that you need to take a break between things. Our location was right in front of the class room and staircase. I think that our team could of increased in using the natural sound affects on our video. 
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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Q1: ACO 3.0 Art and Design

The elements of art used in my digital still life painting is Life, Texture and value. I used line to outline my picture. Then using texture to make my picture look more alive, and lastly element i used it throughout my whole still life drawing. The relationships between all the different brush sizes and textures gave my drawing more definition. What I found most enjoyable was that I got to experience with many new and different tools, what I found challenging was outlining certain things and getting a perfect line with the amount of pressure you put into the note pad.

My landscape image was taken at the napali coast on my friends boat. The difference between the landscape and still image is the amount of detail that is on both the pictures there very different from each other. I was able to refine the image using advance filter techniques, and affects outcome was very good and I was satisfied with the outcome.

My portrait Im using is of me. It was taking in my aunty's backyard during summer. This picture means a lot to me because many of my family members love it and its the only picture of me that I don't mind. My best friend Ashley took it of me. The critique results I got on all my pictures are very agreeable, I think the mixed picture got the best results because of the line and texture I used.


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

Friday, September 7, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production


Tayler: Hello, and welcome to my book tape today we will be reading the “7 Principles of Design”. Let’s begin, (clears throat)

  • Tayler It all started with Emphasis popping out as usual, being a hero and saving the day, when all of sudden here comes Contrast making light to dark expression, Emphasis hated that Contrast was making it hard for him to pop out and look cool because he was making everything from light to dark.

So Emphasis kindly asked him to stop, Contrast only wanted to fight. Contrast challenged Emphasis to a battle, Emphasis accepted only on one condition, “If I win you have to stop turning light to dark, and you have to leave Designer Town.”

Diego: Contrast refuted, “If I win, you will have to respect me as the new ruler of Designer Town.”

Seth: Emphasis accepted, “Very well, we will meet at Dawn.”

Seth: Then Emphasis teams up with Movement, White Space, Balance and Alignment for support.

Diego: Contrast then decides to team up with Repetition, & Proportion.

Diego: (The time is now 6:00 AM) Contrast is waiting for Emphasis so they can battle. Emphasis finally show up “Are you ready?” - Says Contrast
(Outro music)
Tayler: Well that's all for this chapter stay tuned for the next chapter see who will win the battle contrast or emphasis?

 Tayler - Chapter 2
 The fight for designer town
Diego: “Are you ready?” - Says Contrast
Seth: “Yes i'm ready to fight” - Emphasis says

     Tayler - Just then white space being white proportion lining things Balance & alignment keeping the balance in things and a
lining things  and Repetition walk in as well repeating everything he says can't we all get along and not fight we can all live in peace in designer town

Seth -  well i guess

Diego - thats what  i wanted since the  beginning

Seth - well then it's settled lets not fight anymore ok?

Diego - ok then let's just be friends

Tayler And they all lived in peace - the end  

Using intonation and inflection can maintain the interest of your audience by having different changes in your voice that keeps what your talking about interesting. My role in this assignment was I was the team leader. My job required me making sure the story made sense and help budge in here and there to help with what needed to be fixed. And its important for rehearsal process because it helps you with practicing and trying your best your first try.

Then, reflect on your results from the critique. How well did your team meet the project goal of communicating a specific message to your audience while keeping them engaged? What obstacles did you face along the way and what did you do to overcome them? If you had to do this project again with the same group of people, what would you do to improve? (6 Sentence minimum).

At the top of your entry, embed your Audio File using the code below (follow demo).
Between paragraphs, insert a screenshot of your finished script document.
At the very bottom, after your second paragraph but before the tags, insert an image of your critique results.

Audio Embed Code:
<div style="text-align: center;"><iframe height="100" src="PASTE URL HERE" width="500"></iframe><br />

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

The Federal Communications Commission is an agency in the United States, which controls or maintains communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. Copyright infringement is when you use other peoples work acting like it's your own. If you do there are major consequences that come with it like getting fined from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Another major thing that could happen is going to jail for a certain amount of time it can be up to 5 to 10 years in jail. Lastly another problem is getting sued which I'm pretty sure no one want's.

Then, explain what confidentiality is and give three examples of information that you must keep private. What impact does social media have on confidential information? Explain your stance regarding censorship... how does it relate to the 1st Amendment: freedom of speech, and the 5th Amendment: people's right to privacy? (6 Sentence minimum).

Confidentiality is a state of keeping or being kept secret or private. Three very good examples that people should keep confidentiality are social security, passwords, and home addresses. Social Media has a huge impact on Confidentiality like making your accounts private to people don't know who you are, or maybe try not to post where you are every minute because that could lead to people finding you or get your home broken into.
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 where people sell live stock. Markets can shift overtime as technology expands as the years go on, there is always something new and better every year. For example apple always has something new and advanced compared to other company's like there camera's, the set up of the phone and the amount of speed it takes like loading and sending things really fast. Many things are now controlled from your voice and phones.

One of these skills that I think will help me a lot now and in the feature is Communication. I think I really need it right now because I'm a shy person and I need to work on opening up by the time I get out of high school. No matter what you are surrounded by people that you need to talk to especially depending on what kind of job you get. I think this skill could be useful in the future as the markets continue to shift because computers and technology will be taking over like taking orders or talking to computers to tell what you want

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 market

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Our topic is self-esteem and insecurities. It is important because this issue is relevant to teens especially. At this age we are const...