Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Final Project Video

Our final project is a music video with a kind of complex storyline. Our story is about a kid named Nigel with troubles at home. His parents are constantly fighting, or arguing, and Nigel is just kin of over so he drowns out the noise with music, which would be the start with the music video. We decided to do a music video since the beginning of the class, you know it's something thats just really fun, and we get a lot of freedom on what we get to do and film. With this music video, since it is so dynamic and all over the place, we would have to use a lot of different editing techniques (e.g. J cuts, L cuts, speed ramping, etc) to make this video appealing and to capture the audiences attention the second the video comes onto screen.

The most challenging thing was managing our time, like with most of our videos. Time was never on our side because we all had a busy schedule, so filming would be on one day and the filming session would last 3 hours plus. We also only filmed for two days so the amount of clips we had were limited to whatever we had on those two day which kind of, but not really difficult. The biggest road block was the deadline. We had almost no time to edit our five minute music video. The way we solved this problem was to come in every period we can before coming to fourth period. Maceo also took home the computer which allowed him to edit it before coming to school. Preston was also a big help by staying in after school on Thursday. I can agree with our critique, it was visually appealing and the audio was good but the story was pretty hard to understand if you weren't there when we discussing it. I know that this video was really good, next time we have to really deliver our story, our message to really get that little oomph we need.

ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Digital Manipulation

Let me first explain the surrealism art movement before getting into my 3 concepts. Surrealism empowered human mind and imagination over rationality and realism literacy. It offers a way for an artist to create an higher form of art to speak about a certain movement. Now I will speak about my surrealist concepts that I came up. The first is like Poseidon is coming out from the sea to thank us for a clean beach, kinda like he's reaching out to us. Second is about how about energy takes many forms and that time is going by fast and that before we know it we are already looking towards the light. And lastly the last concept will be about the beauty of nature and how we are constantly surrounded by it and that we need a moment to take it in. I think setting up before actually entering Photoshop has really helped with the outcome of each of my products, my favorite one is concept 3 since it is something very important to explain to the public.

A Hexadecimal color is a color code used on websites or pages on the internet. Some common hexadecimal colors like blue can be represented by the code #00FF00. The RGB and the CMYK and color types used for different types of prints. Anything dealing with the web should use Red Green, and Blue, while anything printed, either shirts or colors on papers, should use the color scheme Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black). Images in GIF and JPEG formats are lossy while PMG, BMP, and Raw are lossless formats for images. Complexity and size of the image or video can take up much storage or rather need a large amount of room to download. It could be the cause of the resolution, how many elements are in the video itself, etc. Some different uses for vectors and raster would be for like designing a logo. For a photo realistic logo, lets say of a tree, you would use raster to create a blend of all the different colors to show it. While you would use vector for creating a kind of silhouette of the tree without those pixelated edges.

Since we are in the 21st century productivity has greatly increased with the advancement of technology. We now live in an era where technology makes everything much more easier and more convenient, which really helps with the creation of surrealism art. Without this creating surrealist art would be difficult, we would need to really efficient at cutting and placing pictures neatly to create that surreal effect. Or you would really need to an talented artist with a very wide imagination. This end result could end either badly or very good. It could also be a way for the audience to see what the artist had to do in order to create that surreal picture.

ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.

Monday, May 7, 2018

15 Day Photo Challnenge

So the 15 day photo challenge is exactly what it sounds like. Every day we get a new theme or subject that we need to take a photo of, while doing a certain composition, angle, or position. So I have critiqued for two days.For the first photo challenge I critiqued the theme was energy with the composition of framing.

So as you can see from the Image above it shows lightning, a form of energy, or a natural electrical discharge. The Way framing comes into play is with the electrical wires, the roof line from my house, and the subtly of the tree branches and leaves. The second day I critiqued the theme was adventure, with the composition Focal Point.

In the Photo above the focal point of adventure, or what I wanted everyones eyes to attract to was the sunset on mount Haleakala, and then take into the account the silhouette of the fam. This picture was taken after the hike up the mountain so it fits the theme of "Adventure". Over all my photography skills have improved. When i'm not rushing and actually take my time to take a photo I really focus on what is on the screen, and the positioning of all elements on the camera, something I never did before. 

ALD 4.1 Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2 Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Hiki No Ryne Terao

For our Hiki No project we decided to focus on Mr. Terao and the impact the automotive programs have on high school students. We decided to focus on the automotive industry itself because it provides an opportunity of income and education for students, and it is an industry that is also very well respected. From our video they will not only know how core subjects: Math, science, and english and how they relate to automotive, but also the future of the industry, and the advances technology has made to make the car more efficient, and safe. These are a lot of things that will make people care, everything from our video relates to everyones everyday life, involving school and gives the audience that they should care about the automotive program. From the review of our rough cut we've improved quite a lot, from including b-roll, voiceovers, adding more student interviews, and overall improving the flow of our video.

The Purpose of the Digital Millennial Copy Right Act (DMCA) is to basically maintain copyright laws. It also penalizes or punishes those who do not follow the copyright right laws, or have doen copyright infringement. Copyright infringement is the act of violating a copyright owners exclusive rights granted by federal laws. Some legal penalties include: going to jail, paying a fine of $200 to $150,000, the court can impound the illegal works, etc. Some ways to acquiring permission, and avoiding penalties, is to see if permission is needed, identify the owner, identify the rights needed, plan ahead for permission, contact the owner, and get your permission in writing. Fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose. Some examples on fair use would be commentating, a parody, or criticizing.

Its most important to get permission to film on a certain location so you don't get fined, arrested, or kicked off the property. But in some cases permission is not needed, especially in public places because your film is protected by the first amendment, the freedom of press. Video release forms are used to obtain permission to use peoples likeliness for a video project (e.g. interviews). The reason why it's mandatory and so important is because if you do not have that permission you, or your employer can be heavily fined or sued because you have no right to be filming that person, place, or event. Over all I agree that our team has improved since the rough cut. So I can, in turn, agree with the improved results we had on our finished product. Some areas we could've improved in was the B-roll. We needed a lot more, and didn't have enough to fill up our timeline on the interview. Some ways we could improve on this would've time management, so we could created something that could've gone on something like CNN.

Rough Cut Critique
Final Cut Crituque
ALD 3.1 Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.
ALD 3.2 Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Practice Story

I wasn't present for the choosing of our interviewee but, our team did come to the decision that Preston will be the one being interviewed. I can understand why our team chose Preston to be the interviewee and because he has a job we decided to revolve the story around that. It's something very relatable to everyone in high school. Whether it be the struggles or benefits of having a job as a teenager. I also wasn't there for the assigning of roles, but I can understand why our team designated certain roles to certain people. For example Preston being the interviewee because he has the story, or Maceo being the editor and camera man because he's so tech savvy, and then me having the job of doing the voiceover, because I have the voice of a angel. They settled the roles of each position based on that persons attributes and talents. Everyone, when I got back to class, stayed to their roles. They did this because it was the easiest way not to get side tracked from the project. This really helped create the final project, the practice story. When I got back from NALU, the practice story was nearly done, all there was left to do was the voice over, my role, and add the specific SOT (sound on tap) Mr. Sanderl approved and we were done.
Safety is the number one most important thing in during filming and production because a lot could go wrong. For example, time is usually never on your side during filming and production, a lot could go wrong when your'e rushing. You could stumble and fall, bump and knock over someone else, trip and drop the camera, breaking it and ultimately stopping all filming, etc. Another would be where you position your subject. You wouldn't want, lets say, your interviewee on a top of a roof because your risking them falling from a roof top for a good clip. The safety and health of you and your members is way more important than the film or clip, but if it's a really good clip make sure you take the necessary safety precautions. Lastly the safety of your equipment is very important, especially if you are handling a $2,000+ dollar camera. If it's not made to take pictures underwater, DON'T put it in water, and never leave your equipment unattended. Especially if children are present because they may break it, or if your in public it might get, or will get, stolen. I do agree with what we've gotten for the critique. There were many areas where we could've improved, the top three were: Nat sounds, Audio Visual Ties, & Focus. Nat sounds I can understand because there were many video clips where sounds, not part of the interview, were present. Audio visual ties, I agree but also disagree. Nearly all of our clips were directly, or closely related to the SOT, only one of which didn't really connect. And focus is the last large word, the video, at the end, wasn't really focused, so I can agree it's a area for improvement.

ALD 6.1: Anticipate potential health and wellness concerns while operating computing devices in order to enhance workplace safety.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Interview Composition

host shot -addresses the audience, looks at camera
Reporter shots- communicates with the interview E and doesn't look @ camera
Background- relate to what the stories about (no flat surface, gives no context and is boring)
Look room - Position of the interview face, looking across and not at frame, in rule of thirds
The line- connection of the camera and the interview E right beside interviewer or behind

The difference between a host shot and a reporter shot is that the host addresses the audience and looks at the camera. A great example of this would be someone like Carl Azuz who talks to us (the audience) and never looks at anything else except the camera. The reporter shots are completely opposite of the host shot. The interviewer is outside of the cameras range.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under The Blood Red Sun

Mr. Tim & Mrs. Mardi Savage are producers and actors, known mostly for Under the blood red sun (2014), Lemon Tree Billiards House (1996), and Goodbye Paradise (1991). The role of an associate producer vary from project to project. Duties may include organizing production personnel, coordinating set construction, operating a teleprompter, editing scripts, etc. Directors is the person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls the films artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screen play while guiding the crew and actors to fulfill that vision.

In Under The Blood Red Sun the life of Tomikazu(Tomi) Nakaji forever changes after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. His father (Papa) and grandpa are both taken away to internment camps, as they are accused of being spies for the Japanese bombers. To make maters worse the son of the wealthy caucasian family that employs and houses Tomis family bullies him relentlessly, and even more so after the bombing. This is a story of struggle, courage, loyalty, honor, and friendship.

The first question I asked to Tim Savage was "What key details did your want to stand out in your film that was very prominent in the book?". His response was that they wanted to make every scene look authentic as possible. They wanted the cars, the clothing, the sword, and everything down to the pigeons to be as accurate as possible. He also said that the most unique detail would be the whet stone, in the scene where grandpa is showing Kimi how to sharpen the knife, and he just thought that it was just so cool that he had something that was so unique to their culture.

ALD 3.1 - Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.
ALD 3.2 - Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.