Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Visual Statement

Our topic was mental health, to be more precise, it was addiction, we showed to our audience how is drug consumption and addiction can be harmful and destroys somebody's life, so it's crucial to make the right decision and not get addicted to drugs. This topic is important for us because it's a big problem in the island of kauai that need to be solved and we should spread awareness about it.
Our team members were Lauren, Angela and Tahca, Lauren was the script writer, she made sure that the message was clear. Angela was our editor, Tahca made the soundtrack and I did the visual script and was the main character.

In class we learned how to cut scenes, make magic jump cuts, to have pad before and after a cut or scene so the editor has more to deal with, and also how to layer parts of the video to show what you want for natural sound and what is wanted to be seen. FCPX Libraries are to organize separate things, like if you're making different videos and need to separate them and the cuts you want to use in those videos. Audio levels in different clips can and should vary because when you're filming you can't always control what's going on in the background.

Our biggest challenge was agreeing on how to film a scene, because we were arguing a lot on how to shoot it and what se should do, but I think it was a good thing because we took the best idea from each person and created a video the satisfied everybody, another challenge for me was keeping a straight face, because I have the bad habit of laughing in serious situations. Lauren was definitely the one who contributed the most to the group, so we were basically following her instruction especially that she had the most knowledge for the our topic. The most enjoyable part of this project was filming.


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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ACO 1.0 - Modern Art Movement

The cultural movement that influenced our style of art that we presented on, was just a few artists who had a new idea on how to present and express their art in new forms. It allowed us to view art in different forms as well, making it a prevalent movement for students in the Arts and Communication classroom. I think that Cubism is a very interesting art allowing us to see the beauty within the geometric shapes and planes. The artist fulfill the need of society because they express themselves no matter what happens, a lot of people relate to them therefore they love them and find joy in looking at their arts.

Deux Nus (1910) Jean Metzinger 

I think Jean was trying to communicate his opinion about freedom for women and expressing themselves. The painting's title is translated to "Two Nudes" it represents two nude women in painted in the cubist style and the message behind is to empower women for who they really are. I really think that an artist can change someone's opinion, because a piece of art is worth more than a thousand words.Advanced technology made it much easier for people all around the world to have access to the arts and see them which is pretty amazing and helpful because it spreads the message 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.

Friday, October 26, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety Video

The project goal was to make a good quality, short, concise and informational video on our topic, which was Avoiding Stress and Burnout. We want to try and converse our understanding of stress; ways to identify it, ways to cope with it, and ways to prevent it from affecting the person.My teammate's in this project are Carina and Eden. Carina is an amazing videographer and a specialist in our group as an editor, she's a very talented teammate and makes being in front of the camera fun.

Eden is a very good actor, who takes directions very well and is very fun to work with. She's very adept at making music that fits. Eden also did the music for the background, which is very helpful to cancel out dead air and no sound in between cuts and scenes.I think I deserve the most recognition in this project because I helped participating in doing the script, and a little bit of everything, but I think we all did a good job overall.

My biggest takeaway from this project was the fun and creativity used in this project. I learned that stress can be caused by many things in the workspace, being in a rush is very stressful. video production is difficult, I'm not very good at it but I managed to do it anyway. Our highest scoring from the critique was entertainment, we tried to make it funny , so it makes sense that it was the highest score. Our lowest scoring was the quality of audio, again, it makes sense, because we didn't do a great job when it comes to rehearsing and intonation.

I think we could've used the props differently, and if we had more time, we could've gone over the video a few more times to correct any of the problems that popped up in the video. Overall I think we did pretty good, it may have not been super formal, but it was interesting and would've definitely made an impact on learning about stress and burnout.

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, October 5, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding is a really important skill to learn especially in nowadays world since the market shifted so much because of technological advancement and as everybody knows, almost every technology gadget need a code in order to work, We know that that the hardware without a software is useless, and the software is literally just a bunch of codes, and since the technology develops more and more coding can be a task that's going to be required in many jobs other than programming, in the future even a security guard might be required to know how to code. Challenge 1 was a figure 8, so our way was "'Go' 'Steering 2' 'delay(time)' steering 1 and go again then go straight and now on"

The new commands were actually really fun and interesting, I was able to create a sound and understand more the fundamental base of what coding is and how to communicate with a car in its language . I would trust an autonomous car because even if it fails to do a task I will sue the company and became rich HAHA, disabled but rich so who cares, and it will probably not going to happen because the humanity became so good with the coding and other stuff and I see companies like Tesla putting Ai in the program, so the answer becomes "Would you ever trust a really smart driver to drive you around ?" and my answer is HECK YEA and that's why I think autonomous ambulance would exist as well. 

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 elements or arts used in my still life painting are Line which I used to draw the edges of my picture, as well as the texture by crossing lines to make shadows appear more and give visualized idea of what the shape of my object is like, I also used the value to highlight the deepness of my object, and it’s also a way to visualize the form of the object in the picture. The big brush is more for outlining the edges of the main component of the picture and the small brush is for the texture and highlight the shadow. The part of the digital painting I enjoyed the most was the cross hatching to create the texture and there were no boring parts for me while doing the project.

My landscape picture was taken in the high school. The Major difference between the landscape image and the still life image is that the landscape doesn’t really have any lines, but is more precise when it comes to the texture and shadow, and has also a really good value when the still life image does have the lines but the texture isn’t that precise since it was just cross hatching which means it can’t be as professional as the software’s one, but both of the pictures are similar in the dominant colors which are black and white and they also look like they were drawn by a pencil. The process to create my landscape drawing was using the filters and tools in photoshop by inverting the image and following the tutorial, I mostly followed the tutorial with some small modifications and changes to make my image look more authentic and original and the result was pretty good and I liked how it looked.

I took my portrait photo during class using photo booth, and the person in the picture is me looking like a potato hating myself because I forgot to take a portrait before class and it means nothing to me and I wish that I will never be able to see it again in my life. My Image uses all elements of art since we notice the color with the gradient tool, the line in the left part the texture especially in my shirt, the value since I used the gradient tool and also in the right part, form in the right part since we see the 3D effect and we also see the shape in the left part with the tiles and also the space in the white board, The critics were pretty accurate and I agree with them because I did my landscape in 2 min and it was rushed so I deserve the low 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)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production

The main thing that every person should consider if he’s presenting in front of a public is changing and movement whether it’s in the voice, hand gesture and body language so that the audience stays entertained and don’t get distracted or bored, and the best way to do it in a voice recording is using the intonation and inflection, and what they serve for is pointing the important words in the end of the sentence and speeding up while talking then slowing down than rising the pitch of the other way around. My role in this assignment was a script writer so i helped to write down the script and the idea of what our story is going to be about, and the rehearsal process is very important so we can fix the small issues and problems that are in the script and fix them before recording and we also need to try to do it before so we can check if there is any coordination between the team members .

Based on the critiques, I concluded that we could've done a better job when it comes to the intonations and inflection and we will focus on making sound better in the next projects. But overall I was pretty happy with our scores considering that we had to change the whole script the day before we recorded because of some issues when it comes to the content. but the results were satisfying since we had a good group communication and we did the recording and editing in no time. so even though we had problems to find the genre approve the script and making sure it fits the goal we managed to get on our feet and do it. If i had to do this project again with the same group of people, I would improve our intonation and make the answers more entertaining and captivating .

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

According to The FCC website: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent Federal regulatory agency that regulates all interstate communications and international communications whether they originate or terminate in the United States and they mainly revise media regulations so that new technologies flourish alongside diversity and localism and they also protect copyright infringement which is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission also known as plagiarism and illegal usage of other's work, and the consequences of copyright infringement can be really sever since it can lead to civil lawsuit as well as dropping criminal charges that can reach penalties up to 250k$ and 10 years of prison. getting permission to use copyrighted material is in fact pretty simple , there are some steps to follow which are
  • Determine if permission is needed.
  • Identify the owner.
  • Identify the rights needed.
  • Plan Ahead for Permission.
  • Contact the owner and negotiate whether payment is required.
  • Get your permission agreement in writing.
Fair use is a legal procedure that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the use of copyright-protected works without a license in certain circumstances like giving criticism or making a parody of the original material

Confidentiality is something that should be kept secret and not public to the own safety of the individual and his privacy , and the examples of things that should be kept secret and private are : the credit card number, phone number and home address.
Social media has a huge impact on confidential information since it's being shared and everybody has access to it, which means some informations might be leaked to public and it might cause some problems.I think that censorship should exist in our society because there are some things that the youth audience shouldn't have access to it like pornography and violent content.I do agree with the first amendment of freedom of speech and it's a right as long as it doesn't interfere with the right to privacy of others. And the freedom of speech should have limits so it doesn't harm other people who claim heir right to privacy.

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.