Thursday, December 7, 2017

Image Compositing

Hybrid imagery is two or multiple images being used to make one image. These types of photos are created to make the viewer more interested in the image. This rule is four lines intersecting at certain points and is said if you make the main subject on one of the intersecting lines than the photo will have more impact, in some cases the rule can be broken only if there is a better impact not to follow it. The rule of thirds is used to make the photo "more balanced and will enable a viewer of the image to interact with it more naturally," stated in an article named Rule of Thirds by Darren Rowse. I agree with this because many of photos taken that use the rule of thirds and are very more interesting. One example of using the rule of thirds would be incorrectly framing wrong and having the subject not exactly on the intersection. Professional photographers think about what they want to include in the photo and what not to. I believe some photos should be edited with a good reasoning. If the photographer believes the photo needs more or less color than that would be a good reason. Another example would be if the photo has too much exposure to the sun than the photographer would lower the brightness to give the photo more quality.

The strongest message I want to communicate through my best composite image concept would be "With growth comes peace." I chose this as my best image composite because we become more accepting of who we are and become at peace with it and express it even more. In one of my images there is a hand doing a peace sign using flat angle, than in a couple more images there is flowers with a semi blurry background. My image will communicate this message because the hand will represent peace and usually flowers symbolizes growth. I made the background behind the hand black so the focus point is peace sign with flowers growing out of it. I anticipate the location where the viewers eyes will go to the flowers first because the contrast of the yellow is bolder than the peace sign.

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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Visual Statement

Our topic for the video is knowing that popularity isn't the most important thing in high school. This topic is important to us because we both became confident in ourselves and becoming happy without changing who we really are . The goal for this project is to have a 2-3 minute long video with a specific message. We need to put in background music either from "Garage Band" or from a royalty free website. My partner, Sharon, had the role of lead writer. We helped each other with both roles. She helped me film and I helped write the script. Working together helped us complete certain parts of the project faster.
As we started working on our visual statement project we learned different tips and tricks to make our video more impactful. For example, the graphic match cut, which is the matching of movement in different sceneries, we are using this trick in one of our scenes to tie a sad scene with a happy one. Using FCPX libraries, events, and projects properly is important because keeping everything, as in videos, audios and pictures, in the right places so they are organized and not lost. Audio levels in different clips can vary drastically because of how close or how far the phone or camera is from the object being filmed. To correctly balance the audio that the audience hears you would have to adjust the volume or decibels of the clip. I think the video displays the higher quality because of clarity and the visuals show what is going on. The audience can infer on what is going on in the video without the audio.
My biggest challenge for this project is the "Graphic Match Cut" between scenes. To overcome this problem I rewatched the tutorial video and asked some friends to help me also. I feel like I drove the project to the project goal and I helped the project process by helping Sharon with the script and editing it. The most enjoyable part of this project is filming because laughing comes naturally to both of us so getting a real laugh or smile on film wasn't hard. Being able to work with someone like Sharon makes me smile. It was hard for me to film the sad scenes because she is just naturally a happy person and so am I. After seeing the results I do agree with them. Out results came out as we expected and what we thought we deserved. There is always a few people who disagree, and I respect their opinion, but we worked our hardest and had fun. We made one of the top three videos that will be sent to  "HIKI NŌ" and we are proud that our classmates voted for us. Congrats to the other two teams.


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

Monday, October 23, 2017

Modern Art Movement

In my presentation the cultural movement that gave rise to Feminist Art is the Feminist Theory, which is the understanding of gender inequality. My art movement has an influence on the arts and communication industry because now women have more job opportunities. Artists contribute and fulfill a social need in their artwork in many ways. For example, the "Guerrilla Girls" showed facts in their work. " Do women have to have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art Sections are women, but 85% of the nudes are female." I think Feminist Art is very powerful and I like the fact that the art is showing some very important messages.

"Point and Shoot" by Martha Rosler 2008
I chose this art piece because I get the message that women are categorized into joining the model industry when there's more important roles out there, like being a soldier for the country. I do think a single artist with many pieces has the ability to persuade someone's opinion on women. In feminist artwork there is meaning and if someone explained it to another person than maybe they'll change their mind. In my opinion technology advances aided the cultural impact of skilled art production by having more digital media artwork pieces. The more advance technology gets the more advance the artwork gets. The use of technology also helped the distribution of the pieces worldwide.  

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 17, 2017

Workplace Safety

The project goal of the safety video was to show proper sitting, standing, and usage of stairs. My teammates, Michael and Tara , are very friendly and fun people to work with. I'm happy I got to be in their group. In the group we had similar roles to contribute which was filming each others scenes and helping create the script and visual plan. I feel like I deserve recognition for giving my best effort because I directed most of the scenes and gave some good ideas. My team also gave their best effort and I couldn't have came up with the ideas without them.
The biggest "takeaway" in this project would be the stair scene where Michael falls down the stairs because after our video played the audience remembered that particular scene. I learned more about communication in developing this video because when there was a new scene we would talk to each other about what angle would look better in the video and how each actor would react in the ways appropriate to the audio being said. Our highest score was on "Entertainment Value" and I agree with this because even my teammates laughed at some parts of the video. Our lowest score was under "Clarity of Audio" which I agree and disagree on because only the beginning had a stumble, but I don't really believe it deserved our lowest score. The confines that came with this project like wind, the iPad, and some windy areas we worked around. We moved around to find the quietest place to film our audio. The cameraman/women would use the shooting stances to make the footage more steady. I think our team could've had more visual shots to increase our production value of our finished 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.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Art and Design

In a "Still Life" painting the elements of art used is line, which is used to define edges, value, which is the darkness or lightness of a color and can be measured through the use of a value scale, and texture, this refers to the way an object feels to the touch or looks as it may feel if it were touched. I got this information from "The Virtual Instructor" . I used line when I contoured the image of the bracelet, also when I added value to the shadows of the bracelet. When using value I made the the lines closer together when the image had darker areas and where the image is lighter I made the lines further apart. I used texture where on pedals, also in the leafs. The size of the brush tool and controlling the value scale of my image is easy when knowing how to use it. Keeping the thin lines closer together leads to the value being darker. Having the lines apart making the value lighter. The most enjoyable part of this painting project would be when we contoured because I was focused on doing one thing and not worrying about anything else. The part I found boring is the texture and making repetitive lines, which I got used to doing, because I was clicking the same buttons most of the time. Overall, this project was really fun.
This picture was taken during our evacuation drill behind Mahelona. The difference between this landscape image and the still life image is the use of value. In the landscape image there is more vivid values, whereas , in the still life image where the values are not as smooth. Texture in both images are really different because in the still life there is texture using lines, but in the landscape the texture looks smudged and evenly distributed. Some similarities would be the use of lines. Even though the lines are being used in fairly different ways there is lines being used.  Going through the process I used more of the steps from the second video, but I still followed some steps from the first video. The technique I used made the image look more like a water color painting with some pencil markings.

The portrait I am using is a photo of my girlfriend and I at the pool at her apartment. This photo means a lot to me because she's one of the most important people in my life. Elements of Art is being used in this mix portrait. For example, lines are being used to contour the left part of  the photo, shape is used to identify the object or person, form and texture is being used to show the form and feeling of the photo if it were to be touched, value, space, and color keeps the photo more intriguing to the viewer. After viewing my results I agree with most of the results. I disagree with the "Novice" for my still image. I am happy that most of the results especially my mix image being mostly "Expert". My landscape image got the most votes for professional, which was 21, and I am super happy that others thought that my work is looking professional.

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 7, 2017

Audio Production

Intonation and inflection can be used to maintain the interest of my audience by making the words more interesting to listen to instead of having a robot voice. Intonation is the rise and fall of the voice in speaking. Keeping my voice in one volume would make the audience bored, but when I bring it up and down to add depth to my voice the audience would become more intrigued in what I'm saying. Inflection is the stress in a word being said. Having stress on certain words would make the audience listen more. For example, instead of saying "Your prize is $1,000 plus a new car," a game show host would exaggerate some words like, "Your prize is $1,000 PLUS a new car!" In this assignment I am a vocal talent and my roles is to come up with a part to say from different information and rehearse my part for the radio broadcast. The rehearsal process is very important before recording the entire script in one take because we need to know our part and make sure we can pronounce words correctly. Teammates would have to rely on you for making sure you have your point down for recording.

From the critique we had most of our votes in the "Clarity of Speaker's Voices" category.  We did really well in making the audience stay in tuned and the specific message I think was given throughout our audio. We kept the audience intrigued by using intonation. One obstacle I had to face was saying the word "certification",which was hard to overcome. Once my team leader said the word a couple of times I was able to say it with all confidence. If my team was able to redo this project I think we could do the audio better. We sent in the audio we made on the first try which was the best we could after that we messed up big time. I think we could've done better, but the nerves got to us after our first try.

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Proprietary Informtation

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Copyright infringement is using work, which is protected by copyright law, without permission of the rightful owner. Some legal consequences of breaking this law is a fine up to $250,000 and 5 years in prison if the person is caught again than their prison time can get up to 10 years. Some ways to get permission from the owner is first determine if permission is needed than identify the owner. After finding the owner identify the rights needed and plan ahead for permission. For example, writing them an email or if their phone number is available than give them a call. After contacting them negotiate if a payment is needed to use their work. After coming to an agreement have them write a permission agreement in writing. "Fair Use" is the use of copyrighted material that can be used under certain circumstances without the permission of the owner. One example of "fair use" in real life would be when a journalist uses a brief quote from one of the people they were interviewing. Another example would be if someone is criticizing or commenting on someones work or material, such as a book reviewer.

Confidentiality is keeping information private or secret. Some examples of this would be my passwords to social media account(s). Another example, is my password for my phone or gmail account. One other example, would be my social security number. Social media has a lot of impact on confidentiality on information. Snapchat asks for your birthday when you sign up so your friends will get a notification when your it's your birthday. Instagram along with Snapchat asks for your phone number. Censorship should be important to everyone because of the thought of having your information where it is not suppose to be can ruin your credit and other important things. Having filters on certain websites protect ones information from misuse. Censorship has to do with the 1st Amendment because having a filter would steer up debates about having the freedom of speech. This also relates to the 5th amendment, which is the right of privacy, because having censorship would have to be blocking a certain website or app maybe you have looked at before. Having privacy of what you look at might be more private at home because most homes don't have blocked websites on their wifi. On the other hand, school has blocked websites for the safety of our information.

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.