Friday, December 21, 2018

ACO 4.0 Photo Challenge

                                                       Day: 1 Topic: Walkway Composition Angle: Ground Level 
                                                Day: 2 Topic: Flowers Composition Angle: Rule Of Thirds Subject 
                                                    Day: 3 Topic: Drawing Composition Angle: Point Of View 
                                                       Day: 4 Topic: Happiness Composition Angle: Eye Level
                                                       Day: 5 Topic: Portrait Composition Angle: High Angle 
                                                     Day: 6 Topic: Jumping Composition Angle: Low Angle 
                                               Day: 7 Topic: Water Composition Angle: Rule Of Thirds Landscape 
                                                        Day: 8 Topic: Energy Composition Angle: Unusual Angle 
                                                               Day: 9 Topic: Eyes Composition Angle: Macro 
Day: 10 Topic: Nourishment Composition Angle: Framing 

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.

ACO 5.0 Image Compositing

Image compositing is two images that are merged into one creating a mixed image. Rule of thirds are two sets of three lines that are sectioned with points. Using rule of thirds can enhance composition by focusing on the focal point of an image to catch the viewers eyes. Rule of thirds can be used incorrectly in images when the photo is not given enough lead room or focus levels that can leave the image view unbalanced . Professional photographers think about pretty much everything that's in the photo from, manipulating with the scene and the angle which the photo will be taken in when shooting. I believe that photos should be edited at the right times. Photos should be edited because it'll enhance the effects and the contrast within the image, give us the option to pay close attention to the details, and express natural beauty that is set in the photo.

The message i'm presenting within this photo is that beauty is founded within every blink. This composite image will communicate my message by showing my viewers the sun setting within the pupil of the eye. The composition angle in this image was macro, giving the viewers a close up of the eyes. When my audience views my best composite image I think there eyes will lock hold on the sunset pupil. They'll look there because of the glistening reflection and the unique details within the eye. During this image compositing project I felt that I was able to be creative and to create my own art piece using normal everyday photos. This project also taught me that nothing is perfect and that you can create beauty within everything.

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.

Friday, December 7, 2018

ACO 5.0 Visual Statement

Our topic is self-esteem and insecurities. It is important because this issue is relevant to teens and many youth now days are constantly comparing themselves to others. The goal of our project is to show our audience that they are not alone, and just about everyone has insecurities. Our goal for this project is to create a two to three minute visual statement that gives our audience our personal view about this issue. My team members are Taylor and Isabella. Taylor is our filmmaker and Isabella is our actor.

While working in Final Cut Pro a great editing tool is "command" + "b" : a short cut for blading a scene. In addition, "command" + "z" is a great shortcut to undo actions. It is important to use FCPX libraries, Events, and Projects properly because you want to keep your work organized and separated from other people's work to avoid confusion. Audio levels on different clips can vary as a result of the distance from the camera, volume of speech, and location. To correct the balance of the audio, you're able to drag the audio bars below the film clips up or down for different levels of volume. I believe the video quality is higher than the audio quality because the minor background noise that came from outside the recording studio.

The biggest challenge we faced while working on this project was team member absences. This meant that other team members would be in charge of working on the assignment the absent person is responsible for. Although our team struggled in the beginning we managed to get through to the end and had a great time working with each other. We all pitched in to help each other and no one was a hinderance to the work effort. The most enjoyable part of this project, for me, was filming with classmates i've never worked with before and getting to see the finished project. I agree with the critique results we received. One thing we could have done to make our project more improved was having better sound quality and being a little more creative.

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ACO 1.0 Modern Art Movement

The cultural movement that gave rise to Installation Art is conceptualism and performing arts. The influence Installation art has on the arts and communications industry is by interacting with the viewers and displaying art pieces from different perspectives. Artists contribute cultural and societal needs by creating artwork that influences society and constructing pieces of art in extraordinary ways. Many installation artists create installation sculptures for airports, museums, and everyday places. These art pieces bring color into communities and brings a variety of meaning. I personally like this type of art because it engages with the viewers and creates unique views.

Source: Richard Serra "Matter Of Time" 2005
"Matter Of Time" created by artist Richard Serra. In this art piece Richard took a new view of constructing art, he wanted to create art that interacted with its viewers and encountering them with multiple perspectives. I believe a single artist can persuade someone's perception. Artist's perspectives are very unique and the nature of the artists production, creates differing art pieces. In my opinion, I believe advancement in technology has aided skilled art production. It aids skilled art production because it brings creativity to the mind and reshapes ordinary art into mind-blowing creations. 

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 31, 2018

ACO 7.0 Workplace Safety Video

Our project goal is to make a workplace safety video that shows tips and methods to ensure that no personal injuries or illnesses occur in a working establishment. For our topic, we chose avoiding stress and burnout. The people on our team is Cara, she is the scriptwriter and Filmer. Next, we have  Kiara and Shaila, as our actresses, and finally me as the narrator. I feel like the person that deserves special recognition for the whole project would have to be Cara because she constructed most of the script and gave her best work throughout the whole filming process. But, all in all everybody on the team gave their best effort trying to make this video a success.

This project made me realize how important it is to make a safety video for any workplace because safety is the number one rule in a working environment. I learned that workplace safety is required to ensure that all employees are safe. While creating a video production it is important to keep the main idea as the focus point and to create a production that captures the audiences attention. I also learned that communication is key in making a good film because you want to know what the actors are trying to portray and what each person will be contributing to the video creation process. Our highest score we received was a three point five out of a four on relevance of visuals. Our lowest score, entertainment value scoring at a three point two out of four. One thing we could have done differently to increase production value was have more time to film the production and to create a better voiceover that's clear and efficient.   

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 important to learn even if you don't plan to be a programmer because it boosts your attention to detail and precision. Challenge one is to complete a figure eight without any collisions, fastest team wins. Our logic statement, go straight with a speed seven hundred, turn wheels right and hold turn for .2 seconds, then go straight with the same speed, turn right and then left, continue going straight with a speed of seven hundred, finally turn left ending at the finish line. In this Arduino Software coding project we used three different commands Go, Steering, and Delay. Command Go, putting the car in motion, Command Steering, the direction of the cars motion, and Command delay, stoping the cars motion. Through this process of trial and error our team ran into many obstacles and had to edit our coding process along the way. Overall, I felt confident about our team's work and knew that we could make it through if we all worked together as a team.

The new command that we used for challenge #2 were while loop. We used while loop for the sound effects of the ambulance sirens. I would never trust an autonomous vehicle to give me a ride because you never now when the coding can glitch and cause and accident. Im pretty sure that autonomous vehicles will take over complex tasks in the future like ambulance response and police control. It will be a more efficient way to get to areas that need fast acting systems and will eventually be a better system paramedics may use in the future to get to the scene quicker. Autonomous vehicles will also be a big help for deaf or blind people, it'll help them get to places and will make it way easier for them to travel the roads. 

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 of Art that are used in my digital Still Life painting is line, texture, and value. I used the line element in my project to trace the figure of my still life image. I also used a little bit of value on the sizing of the lines and used textured features on the background paper. The part of the digital process I found most enjoyable was the hand drawing part of this project. The part I found most challenging was actually learning how to use the artist pad and pen. When hovering over the pad it can go to different places if you don't place the pen in the right position also precision is a big part in the hand drawing process of this project.

My landscape image was taken at the Oceanfront view at Bull Shed Restaurant. On my original image its settle with black and white, but on my finished image there's more contrast within the rocks and the waves. During the process of my landscape image I stayed more with the basic tutorials to refine my image. The techniques that I used never affected the outcome of my image but made it even better. The levels scale was very helpful during this process it helped with the highlights and shadows within my image. I really enjoyed the smart filter because it gave me the advantage to go back to a single layer to edit any part I wanted to edit.

The portrait photo that I am using was taken down at Lydgate beach. My mom took this portrait photo of me so we could include it into my album. In this photo it shows wonderful background and a wide view of landscape. This image includes a few Elements of Art such as proportion, balance and alignment, and contrast. It uses proportion in the background and around the figures in the image because they relate with each other and balances out the view. Balance and Alignment and contrast is used throughout my image, contrast around the trees and bushes and Balance and alignment is used within the shadows and highlights of my image. My highest scored image was my landscape image. I agree with them because In this image I used basic tutorials and worked towards the highlights and shadows of the image. I disagree with the people that said it was novice. I disagree because my image was not incomplete and it also showed details within the figures. Photo Credit: Mother

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)