Friday, December 7, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Our topic is Bullying and how to prevent it from occurring and how to identify it which was a very decent idea that could have been improved. The message that we were or are trying to show in our visual statement was, what is bullying to most people and a good way to prevent it in our eyes and how it affects those around it from to bullied to the bully them self. We see bullying as something that needs to stop, something the world would be better off without and a way to help prevent bullying which for me seemed a little generic but was still a good or at the very least a decent way to prevent this problem. Bullying is something that all of us have seen and want to never see again, by showing this through visuals that we thought portrayed this in a clear way and with audio that explains our idea in a clear manner also with a soundtrack that both shows the dark mood in the first half but also the bright side at the end. Some of these parts might not be there due to reasons but hopefully, they are in our statement when it's probably finished, as this is being made as editing is going on and some filming needs to be finished. My team members are Seth M and Diego both are hard working individuals that I knew would get the job done smoothly. Seth worked as our editor and has done a good job using the tools in final cut pro as efficiently as he could which in my point of view was still very good from my perspective. Diego was our amazing lead video producer where he was decently good at getting all the required visuals for our statement on bullying. I was the lead writer don't know how that happened but I did and It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be and it turned out semi-great.

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)

Yea Final Cut Pro other than ht basic editing tips that we were taught nothing much but also we learned more on how to make a video more logical and how to better make certain parts that you will or have seen depending on when you the reader are reading this. FCPX Libraries totally remember what that is not like I'm going to go search it up, So I think it's important due to it being an organizer for all project you may have worked on and so you don't, let's say misplace a project. Serten audio levels in clips show the mellow tone in that clip or maybe the exciting part of the clip as it goes on. I think it helps set the mood of the sean and who the audience sees it might change based on the audio. The audio should be at a higher volume in your video to the point where the music or what might be in the background at a lower volume than what I know. Which part of our video has the highest quality, well that would be the first part may be due to this was when we knew what we were doing and had a clear idea of what we needed and could shoot a half decent scene. As time went on we had less and less time so we had to cut corners which sucked.

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)

The biggest

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

The art movement that I can say had an effect on pop art was abstract expressionism and pop art also expanded on those ideas. The influence that pop art had on the arts and communications industry might be the way it challenged traditional art and how it used popular ideas from comics and advertising which to me broke open a gate to whole new possibilities. Artist, in my opinion, are what make certain things feel entertaining due to they are the ones that create the designs you see on clothing or advertising. Artists give life to something bland and express ideas that cannot be written down with words they let you see rather than read. I actually want to ask you the reader a question what do you think can pass as art what types of thing pass as art for you, for example, would you consider a video game art, well it depends on how you look at it after all most video games use art through the graphics and how the world in that game looks, would that be considered art. Moving on, my thoughts on pop art mainly go with how colorful it looks and that it's so different from what you would normally consider art or the generic view of how art is normally. I like how it takes things from comic books and ads and turn it into art which to me is amazing.

Andy Warhol

The artist that made this wonderful piece of art was Andy Warhol which was yes one of the people we neglected to mention in our presentation. I believe that he was trying to show this ordinary soup can that you could find on any store shelf and turn it into a work of art, he might have wanted to show the commodity of this item and how we generally see it as something to only be bought and sold. I believe art and the artist can really impact how you think such as how photography if you would call that art showed the rich the living conditions of the poor and changed how they were during the gilded age or how some political art can show certain people not to name names but certain political leaders or people throughout history. Art has a way of changing your train of thought well that's my side of the story, even if it was a drawing it still can have some impact on how you might see something. The advance in technology, in my opinion, has opened new possibilities in the art such as Photoshop which lets you expand on what you could do with a drawing or a painting. Digitally we can make art way better and give more opportunities to art but also it may hurt the old traditional ways which may slowly die out as technology progresses such as the pencil and paintbrush replaced with mouse and keyboard. I personally rather still draw with a pencil but I also see the greater detail that I could go into if I did my art digitally so I'd like to remain someplace in the middle a neutral ground as I do like both 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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety Video

Our amazing topic was on preventing hostile work environments which to me was not a bad choice as we thought of it as fight's or preventing a fight or bad situation before it hs the chance from being a tropical storm to become a category 5 hurricane. My teammates for this wonderful little calamity of a project are Joshua and Seychelle, each one did a bigger part than I did due to Joshua was our editor and film director who did the best he could do shooting the video and his problem-solving skills when we had nowhere to shoot he still came through, Seychelle was the one who made our amazing soundtrack, well if it even made it on to the video and I'de like to congratulate her for putting up with the amount stress we went through trying to get what little we had and make it into a video. I was an actor and that's all I did besides trying to do something that helped but I didn't. The person that did the most work and tried their very best was Joshua, he did the best work in the shooting of the video due to his problem-solving skills as he was able to find what we needed, if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have had our visuals which was all we had on our video in the first place.

The biggest takeaway from this project, well the only takeaway from this project would be the critique as it helped us see what we should do next time and the area's where we should improve, like our time management and audio but from the research that we did we found that teachers are more helpful than they might seem and that sometimes you have to take charge and speak up to change something. In the critique it shows an idea of what we did wrong, for example, our audio which we had no audio at all which made the video a little bad another thing would be that the visuals and the entertainment value was a better than I first thought but the video could have had a better score if we had our audio. Most of our shots were not as bad as I first thought, though we did have trouble finding those places due to our very bad planning also thank you to our extra actors for allowing us to shoot with you in it. What could we have done differently well everything but in specific it was mainly time management and communication do the absences of all of our teammates for at least one day each which sucked astronomically and is what hurt our project the most.

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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding is slowly becoming a part of every day life and might become a very important thing on your resumé soon with amazon and its drone army delivering your every day package and to the small smart car brought to you by who ever makes them as I can't remember who. The world is becoming more and more filled with technology and jobs will need you to know things like coding, which makes coding something I at least want to know something about even if its just a little bit. To begin of our logic statement we should start with go at a 700 speed and go right for 2 seconds which made the car hit the obstruction which is the box almost immediately which gave us the idea which you will see later that this was not easy and would lead to about two to three classes of absolute pain as one of my friends would have put it. The most important thing in the code that we would use that I found was the delay as timing was needed for each turn to be just right as if it was off by a second it would end up hitting the box, Go and Steering were important as well though steering was needed more as we kept the same speed through out the code. We experimented many time and at least got it around the first part of the figure eight but ran out of time for the challenge.

The new commands given where in a polite way a very big pain in the, but me and my team couldn't for the life of us find out how to play them and that also go's double for me as I wasn't here for almost half of this assignment. There are many things that could have gone better like how we handled the car and our safety procedures could have had more work, now onto the code which I cant say was perfect or ran the same every time we used it due to human error or the environment but we at least got it to somewhat reach the marker and nearly got it to turn around and come back. I would love to trust an autonomous car to drive me around which would be so cool, but that all depends on how successful it really is to where I'm not crashing. Autonomous driving cars are becoming so very close to our future and are amazing time savers due to instead of driving to work you could just let the car drive and you could do work on the way there. It wold be very cool to let a the car drive so you could do something else but that's only a luxury until our evil AI over lords take over.

Embedded Google Drive video of your most impressive challenge at the top
Screenshot of successful code from Challenge #2 after first paragraph
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

The first element and what I believe to be the only element is line as this is shown in the lines of the traced image and due to my poor timing I could not add much after. Tracing the image and adding detail with the different ways as I pushed down on the pad. I found that with the ability to zoom in on the image I could go into greater detail with the size of the objects and the texture of the image really Isn't much due to it being a mug and a couple of pens and some white thing, but the dents scratches could be made into texture. But sadly I didn't see any, so the smooth texture of the mug was all I could offer. There was little to be said of my feelings about how I felt during all of this but to summarize it, I felt like it was enjoyable and I loved the amount of detail you could go into and gives me great ideas for my future use.

The landscape image was taken right here at school down by football field and was very very last minute. This due to reasons I really don't want to talk about but can only hint at which it involves another field down there next to the football field and it takes the largest bite out of my schedule which is a mess. Sorry for the rant but it been very stress full but back to the topic at hand the differences between the landscape and the still image, well the first thing is the amount of texture which is very obvious and can be shown clearly second would be the amount color which is the same in both images but detail id the main thing for me and the land scape has way more than the still image, but that might be my fault. The technique I used was sadly one of the more basic ones due to losing track of where I was on the video which was embarrassing for me which made my picture not, the highest quality that it could be, so I have a slight annoyance of it. This image to me seamed to be lacking and really dull on my opinion

The picture i've decided to use was a fairly old one and I can't remember when it was taken but I do know where, in the castle of mine I call my house and the person in it would be my mom nothing else to say on that hand but this picture does mean a-lot to me in a way that its one of the few I have of my family that I know of on my phone, yes it's very sad and I'm a sad person but I at least had a picture that wasn't me and don't want to go into that hole. My image really doesn't use much of the elements but I can say it does use some like line and some value with my poor excuse of an attempt of shading on her face, shape or maybe form was used in the back ground which is shown with the varying different things in the back ground  and a little color, with that fade that shows the original color I believe thats the right terminology. Texture might be shown in her hair as I did a decent job at capturing it's texture, and the color might be off with her hair normally being a little gray but don't tell her I said that. Why just why I was surprised at how people graded me I thought that I would be all novice but some actually gave me professional.  My still could have had more done with it and I didn't give enough time to the image to really show what I could have done also in my defense that not the image I wanted. The landscape was decent but to me still looked more liked a photo but I see why it is a little professional, and last but defiantly last the Mix which is where why's  came from, as I thought that was the worst of the bunch due to the bad shading and the detail was just awful, but it got a professional which I can't see at all.

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, September 13, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production

The intonation and inflection are used to interest the audience by the way you speak it could make the way you present the information seam more exciting or maybe depressing depending on the way your voice sounds. An example of this would be a game show host where he or she sounds so excited all the time or in a documentary on something like an event like 9/11 which would have a sad tone or an informative serious tone. I was the team leader the one that had to do some of the recording and was the one who had to communicate with those we needed to.  The rehearsal is very important mostly due to having time to know your lines and knowing who to use change the tone of your voice for each word you might say. Another thing is also to not mess up a part of the recording as we only had one take to make the whole recording.  

The final reflection on the recording that I'm giving it, is that it's good with a side of cringe. A master piece of amazing voice acting with an absolute cringe worthy script that might have needed a few changes here and there and the sound effects where good to a certain amount. From what I've seen the audience was definitely engaged but mostly at the comedy we added which could have been a little better but at least got some of the wonderful audience to laugh which was nice. The challenges where a little sad but most of them were just trying not the laugh while doing the voices as if you've not heard the recording it was the Donald Trump voice as that was the best voice and in my opinion was the funniest voice. Doing this project again would actually be very fun and to me gives room for more possibility and more improvement on what was originally done. The script the voices and every thing has room for improvement which can, will, or might be done which can and shall happen though this depends if we don't die of cringe first. 

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

The First thing to talk about is the FCC or the Federal Communications Commission which regulates the interstate communication by many different ways examples being television, satellite, and radio. Copyright infringement is the use of another persons song without there permission which may lead to a fine of around 200 to 150,000 dollar's which will suck but this is also for each work that you infringed on, so if you say if you coped 3 different things then it would be around 600 to 450,000 which would leave a very big hole in my wallet or maybe broke. The ways one can get copy wright permission is long and a little boring to explain so to put in to a few simple words would be that you need to find the owner and find out what you need to do to get it to work. One example of legally using copyright material fairly is well my favorite one of them is that a parody as they are amazing or can be amazing done by the right people.

Confidentiality is an agreement that keeps information private and cannot be shared openly at any time and may not be given away os sold. Examples of confidentiality are things such as your social security number and card information, another thing that you might want to keep secret are passwords for every thing and make sure you don't forget them or wright them down. Social media's affect on confidentiality is that they collect information on birthdate, location, even thing that you search up is recorded. Censorship is something that sometimes is not needed and not right but must be done at some times it is not bad or good but must come into play when necessary if need be such as if there was something unfit for that of every one to see adults and children. Censorship is one that does compete with that of the first amendment as it does stop some freedom of what should be shown but also there are times when something is to much. The 5th amendment of people's right to privacy is something that is important but also there is something of an agreement that people do accept that does allow that company or industry to view that information but it's not right when the company does more then said on the agreement.


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.