Monday, October 15, 2018

ACO 7.0 - Workplace Safety Video

GOAL: Work in teams to create a 60-90 second instructional video with clear audio & relevant visuals to address one of the following workplace safety topics:

Avoiding stress and burnout
Chemical or material handling
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Preventing hostile work environments
Proper handling of tools and equipment
Preparing for high risk activity and injuries
Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Filename: P#T# Workplace

First, describe the project goal and the topic that your team selected in your own words. Tell us about your teammates and hyperlink each person's name to their Digital Portfolio. What did each person do to contribute to the project? Who do you feel deserves special recognition for giving their best effort and why? How did that person go above and beyond for the team? (6 Sentence minimum)

Then, explain your biggest "takeaway" from this project... What did you learn about workplace safety, video production, communication, etc. Conclude with a reflection of your highest and lowest scoring areas from the critique results. Given the confines of this project's variables (ie, location, props, wind, cameras, editing, etc.) what could you have done differently as a team to increase the production value of your finished video? (6 Sentence minimum)

1) Embed your video project from Google Drive at the top
2) Insert a screenshot of your script after the first paragraph
3) Add your critique results after the second paragraph, above the tags

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, October 1, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding will be an important skill in the future because of the way technology is developing you might have to learn coding in order to repair your autonomous car or fixing your other devices without having to pay someone a lot of money to do it for you. Also if you learn how to code you could create websites and make businesses online. Challenge #1 was trying to code an autonomous car to do a figure 8 around two boxes 1ft apart. The commands we used were "Go, Steering, and Delay" Go turns on the engines and makes the car move forward. Steering, is the cars steering and combined with Go will make the car move in whichever direction you want. And Delay, is used to time how long the previous two commands stay active.

Our logic statement was to do a figure 8 we have to turn 4 times each circle and stop on the tape. During the figure 8 challenge it was frustrating because, our car was in the 150cc or 1000 speed bracket. So our car was moving really fast and if we tried to turn the car in one direction it'd smash right into the box. I was the one doing most of the coding and it was really tedious because our speed was so high that in order to complete one circle around the box, I had to add around 30 lines of code. We ended up just settling on one circle because, we had spent so much time trying to finish the first circle that we didn't have enough time to finish the second one.

I didn't do much of the coding on the second project because I couldn't understand any of the code that we were using or what to do. During the second Challenge we used the codes While loop, Array, Display Line, and Sound. While loop lets you be loop lines of code for a certain amount of time. I don't know what Array is for because the description is really confusing. Display Line controls the LED lights on the front of the car and lets you display whatever you want. Sound is pretty self explanatory, it lets you play sound through the speakers in the car. I wouldn't trust an autonomous car to drive me anywhere. I wouldn't put my life in the hands of an AI controlling a moving weapon that might try to kill me. Although, I think autonomous cars will be a thing in the future but, I think that only rich lazy people will own them. In the future I think technology will advance to the point where AI can simulate human reflexes and thinking in order to do tasks like driving an Ambulance, controlling the world, or performing surgery. So I bet becoming a programmer will be a high paying job in the future.

Photo credit: Triton and Amine
 TAGS: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.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

In my sill life drawing, I used Value, Line, and Texture. I used Line to outline my still life image and recreate the form of the image. I then, used Value and Texture to create the darkness of the shadows and give the image a 3Dimensional look. When making the cross-hatching texture. I had to change between brush sizes of 5 and 3 and use pressure sensitivity to make the variety of color to make the shadows. My favorite part of the drawing process was the texturing. I really like texturing because it was fun to use value to recreate the shadows and experimenting with the textures. I thought the line art was the most monotonous because, I wasn't used to using a drawing tablet so I kept using Command Z over and over again to get the line perfect and it was kind of irritating.

My landscape photo was taken on the lookout near Ho'opi'i Falls down the road from my house. I drive past it a lot when going to school so I thought it'd be a good spot to take a picture. In the finished image it resembles a paper sketch but my still life actually looks like I drew it from hand. I used the advanced filter tutorial for the pencil sketch look. I think I messed up on a step or just took a bad picture but the finished image doesn't look like how everyone else's turned out. I got a little lost near the end so I could have missed something important to make it look right. I think that I took a picture with too much detail so the finished image looks like an altered picture.

The portrait image I used is a picture of my sister, Rainbow. The picture was in front of my house. The picture doesn't mean anything to me, it's just a picture. My image uses all of the elements of art except Color. Because it uses only black and white. It uses line for the outline of the original image and the outline creates form and shape of the person in the picture. It uses Texture and value to make recreate the shadows and textures of the hair and shirt. I couldn't finish the mixed portrait image in time, so the background is only half done.

The highest score I got was on my still life, fourteen people voted expert on my still life. I agree with that because I had spent a lot of time working on it and compared to the other still images I think mine was the most detailed and complete. Some people voted my still life an amateur which I can understand, because the background and horizon line was a little rushed and I put a lot less effort into it. My second highest score was on my mixed image. The lowest score I got was on my landscape image. I put the glowing edges and I followed the tutorial the best I could but I think the image was a little too detailed so you weren't able to see the glowing edges that easily. I messed up on the tutorial so it didn't turn out as good as everybody else's. Overall, I didn't expect to get such high scores on the critique because I saw everyone else's images and mine didn't look as good.

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, August 30, 2018

ACO 5.1 - Audio Production

Intonation has two meanings, it can mean the rise and fall in volume of someones voice. It can also mean the accuracy of pitch with musical instruments or singing. Inflection is when someone changes their pitch in their voice for pronunciation or certain punctuation. For example people usually raise the pitch of their voice at the end of a sentence when asking a question. In the assignment I was the script writer and vocal talent which is different for me because I usually only talk in monotone. I also worked on some of the music. I was the vocal talent but we only had two people in our group so I had to play multiple characters. My jobs required me to be able to write believable conversations between the characters in the podcast and, use intonation and inflection to make the audio entertaining and engaging for the audience. Our goal was to explain the fundamentals of the 7 principles of design while keeping the audience engaged.
The biggest obstacle for me was working in a group with other people and voice acting without speaking in monotone and trying to speak clearly. I didn't overcome them because in the recording I still spoke in monotone. If I had to do this project again with the same person then I would try to improve my voice acting and rehearse a little more before recording the final product. I would like also improve on my social skills because the entire time I was uncomfortable and couldn't work well. We got a 3 on level of completion but I don't think we should have gotten a 2 because, when we were working on the music we could have just looped the single piano track and added little things of the other piano. But instead we just added a bunch of random piano tracks. Our lowest score was clarity of speaker's voices, I agree with that because it was pretty hard to tell what we were saying. Our script was pretty long so our finished product was long and boring because out intonation and inflect was really bad. So I agree with the results of the critique.

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

Photo credit: Mr. Sanderl.

The FCC is a organization that censors television, radio, wire, and satellite. They regulate and control the communications of nearly every media source. Copyright infringement is when someone uses someone else's work that is protected by copyright laws without their permission. To use someones work with permission you have to figure out who owns that work then contact them and agree on a payment for permission. Fair use is a law that allows people to basically allows people to bypass copyright laws without infringement. If you want to use music in your video then you have to make your own original music or you have to use public domain music. Public domain music, is music that doesn't have any copyright laws and anyone can use. But you may have to credit the original creator.

Confidentiality is when you keep something secret or private. Examples of confidential info is credit card numbers, social security numbers, and your passwords. The internet changes how we treat confidential info more carefully. Things like your name or country you live in that wouldn't be very private in everyday life could be info people can use to track you down or impersonate you. On the internet I think that people should be monitored and regulated, because if they're downloading torture videos on the dark web or something someone needs to stop them. People should also be able to say whatever they want but when it's causing other people problems then they shouldn't be able to do that, and should be punished.

TAGS: 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.

Monday, August 20, 2018

ACO 2.0 - Market Shifts

A Market is a demand for a certain commodity or service. Market shifts happen over time because new technology is developed everyday. Two decades ago, we had flip phones and landlines that we had to pay for phone service through a phone company. Cable companies used to just provided cable to people. Nowadays, cable companies provide cable, internet, and phone services. Another example of market shift is music. In the 1970's disco music was popular and everyone was buying it. But now, disco is a dead market and people are instead making pop songs and rap music.

I want to become a graphic designer and be able to create my own comics. I think learning about graphic design will help me be able to make comics a lot better than learning everything from home like how I was before. I also want to learn about animation and a little bit of coding for scripting and animating games. I want to create my own game because the current games that are coming out aren't the kind of game that I want to play. I want to create a RPG type game with retro pixel graphics. Though I still think its a good idea to follow whats new and popular online. In the way technology is evolving its pretty easy to stay up to date on the new trends and market shifts.

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 markets.

Monday, August 13, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communication Strategies

I feel the least comfortable speaking in front of large crowds or with people I don't know very well. My communication changes along with the people I'm talking to. I speak differently with my siblings than my Mom or my teachers. I can talk normally with my siblings but when I talk with my Mom I can't say whatever I want and I have to get right to the point or filter myself. I feel most understood and comfortable talking with my sister because we're basically twins and have known each other our whole lives. I can improve my communication by gaining more confidence in my speaking and trying to talk a little more.

After high school I want to go to a good art school or college. Then start working at a company that designs video games and work there as a concept artist, or work at home as a graphic designer drawing comics and animating. I'd like to learn more about animation. I want to become a graphic designer or an artist because I enjoy drawing and want to make my own comics. In order to succeed in becoming a graphic designer I have to improve my communication skills because if I become a concept artist I'll have to be able to work well in large groups. But if I work at home I won't have to improve much because I won't be communicating directly with the people in working for.

ACO 4.1: Devise communication strategies to promote individual accountability and team success.
ACO 4.2: Use effective oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to facilitate positive interactions.
ACO 4.3: Apply appropriate interpersonal skills to establish positive and sustained relationships with clients.