Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hybrid Image Compositing

The technique of composite imagery is using two images to manipulate, combined, or creating another image out of them. These types of imagery or visuals are made to convey a message you want to send to your audience or the public. Artists create these either from their imagination or to speak out a subject they want to tell to the audience from these imaginative and bizarre images. The rule of thirds principle, that many photographers use, is basically "breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts", quoted by an article Rule of Thirds by Darren Rowse. It's theorized that our focal points when looking at an image is either at the bottom right or left, or top right or top left. In my opinion, I think professional photographers

My concept image that conveys the most strongest and deeper message is my idea of my imagination and creativity "spooing" and "gushing" out of my monotonous head. What I'm communicating to my audience is that, to not judge people by what they look like is who they are. In this black and white world, we hold in a creative mind inside one another. Don't be afraid to not let them out and that no one is stopping you! Color the world around you and let your expressions show! With my face, I will try to use a flat angle and monotone feel to the photo. Have myself either thinking or a poker face that'll emphasize the feel of boredom. As for the "creative mind part", I'm thinking of pouring out all of my art supplies onto a huge canvas full of abstract colors as the background to help bring in more contrast and show all the colors coming out of my head. This might be a flat angle or numerous macro shots of art supplies. When my audience first views my image composite, I anticipate their eyes to go to the numerous "imagination" gushing and pouring out of my brain.

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 8, 2017

Visual Statement

br /> Our topic and message we've tried to speak out towards our audience is that, we all need freedom from school. That school isn't enough to teach us how to be ready for the real world. Being in the outdoors gives us knowledge and experience that school doesn't teach us. From climbing trees, fishing, swimming, to even just hiking; our classes doesn't teach us all that. When we're either stressed out or over with school, in general, nature helps us clear our mind and cools us down. The requirements for this project was to only record videos or pictures created by us. We can't use any Royalty Free Images or videos we find off the web or plagiarize any photography random strangers took on the internet. On the bright side, we can use Royalty Free Music or songs, we've created ourselves, as background music in our video. The length of our video must be around 2-3 minutes long full of our own visuals and narrative voiceover about our topic. In the making of the video, my role is capturing clips or images for the visuals and supporting in the script process. Downloading and upload most of the videos from my computer. Most of the editing and script writing process, that I supported with, was created by Preston Hayden. He was in charge for the editing made in FCPX. The role of lead writing and giving me and Preston ideas for the video was Tyler Kaauwai. Other than lead writing, Tyler was the main character of our video; from doing the voiceover to being the main actor in our video project.

As we began to learn how to Final Cut Pro, I wasn't here to learn much of editing sadly. However, I was here only to learn about Match Cutting. This technique involves having an object or movement in one clip to match up with another clip to create a transition. Audio levels from different clips can vary drastically because one clip could have audio of the wind and crashing of the waves and then another clip could dramatically go silent or have people talking in the background. During different clips, you can balance what the audience will hear based upon your subject in the video or what is your intention for what your audience are hearing. For example, you can balance the audio through different clips so both clips are soft. For instance, the audio could go from soft waves crashing to insanely loud chatter in the next. Another could be covering visual clips' audio under another video with narration so the narrative will speak louder than the audio from your visuals. What I think displays higher quality is the audio because the real message comes from what the narrator is saying; the visuals are what supports it and keep the audience engaged.

The biggest challenge, in my opinion, would have to be writing the script, planning, and recording the visuals. What I did to overcome them would honestly be trusting in my teammates and staying calm. I needed to realize that I shouldn't stress so much from it; to start cooling down and know that we'll get through this big video project. I stressed from this because I have no experience editing and I don't know if I could get visuals recorded because I was so busy. So everything was intimidating for me, but all I needed was to discipline myself and know that everything is alright. The driving force of all this would have to be Tyler because our project revolved around him and he was the most important person in our group for all of the visuals to be recorded. He helped with the progress of the writing and the whole idea behind our project in general. The most enjoyable part of it all would have to be, other than the visuals, but would have to be communicating and bonding more with my group. Based on our critique results, I agree with what we got for a grade; I understand that we chose a relevant issue, not bad quality voiceover, pretty good visuals to satisfy our message, the music soundtrack that me and Preston agreed on was amazing, and we did a pretty good job editing. I'm actually satisfied with getting a professional rather than an expert grade because we tried our best just getting the video done, however, didn't have time to double check and fix it up before deadline.

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Modern Art Movement

Installation art evolved during the 20th century. It didn't just rise from a specific organization or movement; rather, it arose overtime by conceptual and theatrical ventures made by various artists in multiple movements. Installation art is one of the art styles that influences the arts and communication industry. Installation art gives the audience or viewers a more 3D and environmental experience with the artworks. Artists in this movement strives to create artworks that interacts with the audience. Expressing subjects that artists strives speak out upon through their artworks.

According to this huge artwork, made by Yayoi Kusama, she wanted to create her perspective of how she sees and predict what the millions upon millions of universes look like, through just using dots. The "Infinity Rooms" artwork gives the audience to be able to experience and become immersed in how she sees the unbelievable universe surrounding Earth. I think a single artist can persuade someone's perspective or opinion because some artists use their art to communicate with others about their ideas and believes. Able to create words without even writing; but through what they create visual with their art. In my opinion, as technology advances, I think creating art has become much easier for artists. For example, with Photoshop, before the 21st century, people weren't able to erase ink or had to go with their mistakes. As of now, artists can easily undo any mistakes made in their digital artworks or even be able to color backgrounds easily without ruining their art. Another way technology have aided the impact on culture in skilled art is people before used to try their best having the audience become engaged and become "immersed" in artworks. Now this action is much easier with the advances in technology; being able to create artworks like the "Infinity Room" to the many sculptures shown in me and Loren's slides project

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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Workplace Safety

Our project goal was to create or be with a team and complete a parody and put in our take of safety work videos. I teamed up with Lani and Eli to create a safety video about "handling materials and chemicals". First off, we teamed up to research different rules to handling chemicals and took notes; we brainstormed and thought of ideas of how we're creating the video. During the production section of our project, we decided me and Eli became actors while Lani did voiceovers and did most of the editing. The person I felt who deserved the most recognition in the making of the video had to be Lani because she helped out do the editing of the video and filmed most of the project. I thought Lani gave her all because while I was busy with band, Lani was back in class embedding the voiceovers in the video and editing before the end of class by herself and I thank her so much for it.

From doing the project, what opened up my eyes or intrigued me the most was the process of and production of creating the video. Everything from communication with each other, to editing the whole film, to brainstorming the whole idea of the video; I realize how much hard work it takes creating videos. What I find challenging was probably editing because it was my first time editing an actual video and having to finish in such a short deadline. Our highest scoring area in the critique was relevance of visuals; we tried to incorporate or use visuals that relates to our voiceover we made. On the other hand, we had our lowest score in the video, which was audio. I could agree with our "poor audio" being our lowest score due to the background wind in the video; as well with many background chatter in the introduction of the video  and from the loud to normal voiceover when the video begins, I can see why audio was a poor element in the making of our video. What I thought we could've done differently to increase value in our video was to film our voiceovers in a more silent and humid area without any breeze coming in, cancelling out any background wind whatsoever. Another variable we could've reflect on was more rehearsals first and include a lot more entertainment in our video. I'll support the fact and say that our video was honestly boring and not bad for my first project film. I believe we could've added more entertainment or amusement, for example, in our safety video to better increase the audience's engagement and make the video more enjoyable to watch.

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 and Design

In our "Still Life" painting, the Elements of Art that were used was Line, Value, and Texture. We used Line to trace and add details in our drawing; with value and texture, I used these two elements in my artwork from how I play around with the brush size and the amount of lines I used in a particular part of my drawings to create the illusion of shadowing and details in my painting. In my image, the relationship of my brush size and my control of values form in my drawing because the lines in making the texture of the pineapple is much smaller, showing details, while the lines I used to create the outlining of the pineapple is much broad and bold. It shows the shape of the Pineapple rather than the details and texture of it. To controlling my value scale, however, it shows by the shadowing I make in my drawing; the more lines are in a particular spot the more darker it is. Simply making the illusion of shadows in the painting. In the digital process, the part I found enjoyable was forming the pineapple whole and finally finishing the final product! Creating the textures in the pineapple was the most satisfying to see. On the other hand, the part in the process I found challenging or "monotonous" was probably the line drawing process because I would have to become precise in how I trace the pineapple; It would be both time consuming and the fact that most of the time consisted of me fixing and erasing any unnecessary lines.

The image above was taken on a walk with family behind Kauai Coast Resort on the beach. The elements used were texture, value, and many shapes. Texture was used to add to the waves of the ocean, footprints of the sand, and the sharp, but smooth leaves of the tree and bush. Value is put into here to show the "gradience" of the mountains in the background and to show the shallow holes of the sand; shape is shown by the shape of the many leaves and twigs of the bush and the form of how the footprints are made in the sand. However, the landscape and still life drawing has many similarities used between each other. One similarity is both having value; the still life uses lines to create shadowing while the landscape shows value by the shadowing of the ocean to the sand. Another similarity is texture; the landscape has texture of the crisp, sharp leaves in the trees. While the still life shows texture from the pineapple's leaves. Lines creating a sort of sharp and thin illusion of the leaves. Of course, there is many differences between the two pictures. Line is portrayed a lot with the still life creating the pineapple while the landscape uses lots of space and value to create the shape of the sand and mountain. To create the landscape, I was about to use the basic methods, but decided "why not use the texturizer filter?" So I decided that after the first basic techniques, to create another layer used to make the charcoal and graphite paper effect in the background so it looks more of a drawing than a black and white image. In my opinion, the outcome is was I intended it to be. Looks a lot like a drawing from a Hawaiian biography book.

The portrait that I'm using is a picture of my baby brother at our family outing at the Mini Golf place(that I forgot what it's called). The concept behind the portrait I took was when I was playing with him and decided to put my glasses on him. This portrait shows me and my brother's relationship with each other; he may be a hectic kid who screams like a banshee, but I still love playing with this little guy. The "mixed art" portrait uses line, value, form, texture, and space. First off, line is seen by the still life art side of the image; create the outlining of my brother and used to create everything from his hair, to his shirt, to the stroller. Value is used to make the illusion of shadowing of how the "pencil sketch" filtering of him. The shadowing of the Chex Mix bag and where his hand is uses value. The next element, being form, is used by where his hand is; the illusion that his hand looks 3-dimensional in the image. Texture is created by how the still life side creates a the way his hair looks; the lines creating a messy, sloppy look to his hair style. Finally, space finishes off the still image, giving a background to the still life part of the image so it looks like a finish product rather than becoming plain and just a drawing of him. In conclusion, based on my results of the Critique, I think I probably agree with them. It wasn't the best, but however I agree I'm more of a professional than an expert because this class gave me the opportunity to use Photoshop, and that's something that I've never used before until now. On the other hand, I'm still concerned of the person who graded mine an "amateur". But other than that, I'm happy with the results I had. I hope I could use these results to learn next time when doing a project like this in the future!

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

During an audio recording, intonation and inflection is crucial in maintaining interest in your audience. It keeps your audience engaged in your voice and not "bored to death" listening to you talk. Intonation and inflection is all about showing your emotion or mood through your voice. In this assignment, however, I was the team leader. The duties that I took was maintaining the team, assigning the questions they had to talk about, and becoming the audio recorder as they speak. I needed to make sure everyone is doing work and quality isn't lacking. In my opinion, its important to take rehearsals before recording because that way, you can be ready to speak out; recorded can be a long process if they aren't done properly or seriously.

Honestly, I think our team wasn't that great. Although, we were not bad; It was hard trying to communicate and talk to my team because I'm not much of a leader or a talker. I thought we were pretty boring because we didn't have much emotion or any Intonation in our voices. Some obstacles I had to face was keeping the team together and doing work because it would be hard being the leader while having to deal with Pat and Tyler goofing around. In conclusion, I thought I did pretty poorly of a team leader. I was scared to stand up and become a leader because I'm usually not used to having a voice and leading a whole team. I need to work on my confidence in myself to become a better leader next time I do a group project.


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

Picture found or sourced by (Public permission to use image) 

Many people make art in different ways; however, using other people's work, can be a crime. First, copyright infringement: the act of using someone else's work without permission. Whether it be their music, artwork, videos, photos, etc. This means, you can't use another person's work without permission. Legal consequences includes fines that ranges up to $200 to $150,000 or even time in prison just from infringing on other people's work; however, to gain permission, you must identify the owner and rights needed. Plan ahead this action and negotiate with the owner if payment is then required. If that happens, to back yourself up, you then need a written permission agreement to show you had permission. To gain "Fair Use" means using someone's work for a limited time; its purpose being of Criticism, Research, news reporting, or teaching without needs of permission or payment. Some examples of "Fair Use" includes giving general criticism or feedback to a specific video or music or using a person's website or videos as research or to report news to the world.

Confidentiality is information that you want to keep private or not out there to the world. An example that he or she would want to keep "confidential" are a person's credit card number; once thats out there, someone can literally just take out everything from your bank account. Your username and most definitely your passwords to different social media sites like Youtube or Instagram is another one to keep confidential because of many hackers every now and then around the internet. Third info should be your personal phone numbers; people will be able to spam your number with obnoxious calls or text messages. In the world, there's censorship; it's the suppression or ban of any controversial or offensive messages, image, or ideas. In my opinion, I stand for censorship because although people have the rights to freedom of speech, I think its common sense to not put offensive ideas out there to the world and it may even influence or affect our future generations wrongly as well. Censorship however relates to our freedom of speech because, for example, people or groups can speak out or boycott a store selling a product that group may strongly disapprove of. Our rights to privacy; an example of this is: should the FBI have the rights to unlocking a criminal's phone? In my defense, I agree with the FBI unlocking a criminal's personnel because they have rights to social media; I would think for evidence purposes, they have rights to this.

ACO 6.1: Analyze the use of copyright and proprietary information in arts and communication to facilitate responsible, legal and ethical behavior.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.

Hybrid Image Compositing

The technique of composite imagery is using two images to manipulate, combined, or creating another image out of them. These types of im...