Thursday, December 21, 2017

Image Compositing

Image composting is the combination of different elements in two photos into one photo. These photos are created to resemble an artists perspective and creativity. The photos have a meaning and some are more meaningful than others. Rule of thirds puts a subject in one side of the photo but not always. This helps by showing the subject in a different perspective. Rule of thirds also helps by balancing out a photo and improves the meaning of your photo by putting a background in the image. There are many ways that rule of thirds can be used incorrectly, having one focal point and not the whole photo in focus destroys the rules of thirds. Professional photographers think about how the viewer will portray a image. They try to keep the main subject in focus, meaning that other things won't distract the viewer, unless its for a good reason.

Of my three composite image techniques the strongest message that I want to deliver is "nothing is impossible". The final image will resemble a guy waking on water. The photo will be made possible by using photoshop to place the guy walking on water. The guy walking on water speaks that anything can be achieved if you have faith. Rule of thirds will be applied to the image as well as angle of eye level but from behind the subject. As the subject of the image is walking out to the big, vast ocean. The first thing I think the viewer will see is the blue collar guy walking because he will be in the middle of the frame. They will also see a guy walking out into the crazy ocean as if it were a urban sidewalk. The goal is to have the image noticeably real.

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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Visual Statement


Our visual statement topic is about fitting in and making friends. The problem is some kids have a hard time making friends. This is our topic because we all struggle in life with making friends because we are our selves. Though everyone may not struggle with it, its still a problem; it may lead to depression. The goal of this is to make a video that states "making friends can be hard". Tara's rule in the project was being the writer and acting in the video.

Fcpx is cool platform to produce high quality videos. The tips and tricks that we learned are cool and will help for smooth transitions. Using libraries in fcpx can be helpful to keep other students out of your work. This allows multiple video productions to be produce on one device from different groups of people. Different recording of audio may be louder than the other so its important you keep audio levels the same during editing. The audio will be better because or footage isn't in that great of a place.

The biggest challenge for the video was the filming process. It did take some time to write a good script but this wasn't the biggest challenge. If found that we needed more time with the project because we weren't ready to film.  Tara did really well with the writing of the script she drove that part of the project. I had to take control of the filming and didn't achieve that much because of the time we were allowed to film in class. I didn't like this project at all and wasn't thrilled with the theme but that didn't stop me from trying to make a good video.

The critique results were very good and it seemed to be that people were honest. I didn't expect our results to be as good as they were. This is because our project was rushed and wasn't the best we could produce.  I'm also hard on my self and think I could always produce something better, that is just of my nature. Even though it wasn't the best project it ended up being alright. I am pretty satisfied with the results. I didn't think I was going to like the project as much as I did.

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Modern Art Movement

Minimalism is a visual art, artist expressed the art with geometric abstraction. Minimalism art started in the 1960's which was post world war 2. This art was in response to abstract expressionism. It belongs to the paintings or visual exhibits in the art and communication industry. You might see this art in modern art museums. In the modern world minimalism is expressed in music and in the technological world. Any art is hard to provide a living for yourself. It would be hard to earn a living off this visual art. It may be easier if you made minimalism music.

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Donald Judd created this art piece or pieces. In this picture I think he was trying to communicate the great space between the objects and that it contain such a space. As well as the land that this industrialized world was created off of. I think that artist can persuade people's opinion of something by expressing their art in such a way. Skilled art production is both hindered and aided. For example pictures can be edited to create a different appearance. This is cool and and can make a photographers job easier. Though is doesn't help people who try hard to get the perfect shot the first time with out post production.

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 18, 2017

Workplace Safety

P2T7 Workplace Safety from Kapaa Warriors MEDIA on Vimeo.

The goal of the workplace safety video was to explain the importance and show an example of HIOSH in the workplace. Both Nicki and Tyler did a great job in the video. They showed that they wanted to finish the project and committed to it to finishing it. They both acted in the video and filmed. I feel that Tyler deserves recognition for staying focused and being serious. He wanted to learn and succeed in the project. Both teammates did a good job. It was hard to pick a teammate for recognition because I had to choose one or the other (there was only two options).

The biggest takeaway from the project was that I learned how important HIOSH can be. HIOSH ensures Hawaii workers are safe an a workplace. I learned the importance of good audio that is included in a video. Our highest scoring area in the video was entertainment value and audio. The audio portion of our project wasn't all that great. Part of the reason was that we were filming on ipads. We could have also embed a separate audio into the video from a voice recording. I didn't feel that we completed the project as well as it could have been. So in conclusion entertainment value fits our best score because we kept the video on topic. I think it would help if we took the video for this project in the library since it would be less noisy.

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, September 15, 2017

Art & Design

Credit: Pexels

In our digital still life painting we use multiple forms of art. The first part of art is in the name itself, painting. I used lines to trace different shapes in my image. Lines were used on the edge's of the shapes. As we traced some subjects of the image we created texture.I used a lower pixel paint brush for lighter subjects in the image. This means that the paint line is smaller. But still has the same hardness. But as we also used heavier lines we created forms that were different from each other. We also use different gradients of brushes some higher density and lower these were our values.  I didn't find the project that interesting. Though its because I didn't pick a great image for the object. So I had a hard time finding areas in the image where I could make a texture.

Credit: Pexels

The landscape photo I used is from pexels. It's a royalty photo, this gives me the right to use and alter the photo. When you look at the image you recognize a row boat in the sunset that is anchored. In the image there are other bigger boats in the background. When you look at the image with color you can't tell that the boat is dried docked. The drawing effect showed this detail. So I thought it was interesting. My still life was alright it wasn't great. My still life had lines and more hardness. As my landscape photo had different gradients of lines. It had a textured appearance. A filter I used gave the background a canvas look. I mean that the image look like it had been drawn on a canvas giving it that texture. I felt that the image came out well. There was lighter shades of color making it look like it hadn't been drawn. I could have picked out a better image. But I'm happy on the outcome.

Credit: Pexels

I choose this image because I thought was interesting. The image pulls you in and makes you feel apart of that moment. The portrait photo I used was taken in metro train station. The elements of the image is guy looking at camera as a train comes by very fast. Though I shouldn't have used this image because its black and white its one of my favorite images. 
I never used the wrong brush size. I'm not aware who is in the image. I didn't to well on the project, in particular this one. I never used the wrong brush size. The critique results were better than I had expected. I disagree with the scores and think I deserved a lower score.

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 is a form of speaking in which you alter your tone and voice to be more interesting. It helps draw the listener in to what you have said. My portion of the project was speaking and I tried to be interesting. Though I would stumble on some words.  So rehearsing was a big part of the project. We did have to re read the script a few times because we had messed up on speaking. This was part of the project and was to be expected. My part was the most important because I went last and if I had did something wrong we would have to restart.

We did well on the critique section of the project, presented by menti meter. Our communicating could have been better. Pairs did a great job of intonation. Though I could have done a better job. I mixed words up and often stumbled. We did better than I had expected on keeping the audio engaged. If we had to do this again I would try better at delivering the answers with more entertainment.

TAG: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 Information

Photo by Nicholas Bloss

Copyright infringement is using work protected by the copyright law without permission. The excused pay the amount of damages and profit. The penalty are fee due for each work that has been infringed ranges from $200 to $150,000. They also could go to jail and pay for attorneys cost and court fees. To get permission to use someones work you contact them owner. You also need to know what rights you need to have for their work.  Some owners give the rights for others to use their work.  Songs that people can use without getting ahold of the owner is called Royalty Free Music. The same goes for images. The images in most cases has a watermark; this means there is text on the image.

Confidentiality is a professional term used to keep something private. I keep lots of information secret in my life. For example I don't tell people how much I make or have financially. Social media uses your email or phone number. They also know your birthdate to make sure your over a certain age in some cases. Information like your birthdate is confidential. People from these social media apps cannot speak the information that you enter when you sign up for an account. The First Amendment is "Freedom of Speech" in which you can say what you think freely. Though there are some limitations people can make things confidential as if other people cannot speech another persons private information. If you are guilty of sharing confidential information the consequences are listed as I know; law suit, fine and or job loss. There are also consequences of sharing your information. In some states its illegal to share your passwords with someone else, even if there a friend. Its also illegal for a Dr. to share a patients information. For example they can not share the information of a lady who is pregnant. Also a bank teller cannot share the amount of money an account holds of someone with someone outside of work.

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.

Image Compositing

Image composting is the combination of different elements in two photos into one photo. These photos are created to resemble an artist...