Friday, September 28, 2018

ACO 5.0 Coding Altino Cars

Hows it going guys welcome back to week 8-9 of my digital portfolio. This weeks project is on coding the first thing I'd like to talk to you about is why I think coding is important even for non programers and the reason I think this is because currently there seems to be a market shift involving autonomous vehicles and I think that soon in the future a basic coding knowledge would help to fix things easier and also get more job opportunities.

For our first challenge we had to do a figure 8 without hitting anything and my team which was me and Kaheleilani didn't really have a logic statement except to just complete the challenge from what I remember. For challenge one we only used three commands go which started the engines, steering with turned the wheels, and delay which would do one of the other commands for a set amount of time. We also used integers along with commands which basically worked by assigning numbers to words so instead of putting Go(400,400) which would set both motors of the car to the max speed for our bracket you could assign a word like forward if the 400s are positive and then type that in place of the 400s.

This assignment required a lot of trial and error and I found the trial and error slightly frustrating for me since the code usually was like barely working but then when I made a change new problems would arise and this was the circle for a while till I finally was able to do it.



So for our second challenge we were supposed to make our car act as an ambulance arriving to an accident scene and then going back to the hospital. So I wasn't around for this challenge but I was at least around for the briefing on the code and the codes that I would have used was while(true) which would allow a code to be done multiple times in a row while active, Int example array with seems to of worked with ints to assign multiple commands to a single keyword and then you would use int for all of the commands the keyword would use, and then sound and display which would both just be cosmetic sound would play a sound while display would display something on the car's front which had a bunch of leds.

I think this coding assignment is related to the upcoming invention of autonomous cars. My opinion on autonomous vehicles is that if I were to ever use one I'd want it to work like Tesla's cars work currently to my understanding it enhances a human drivers ability by sustaining speeds, switching lanes, switching freeways, and taking exits it also has the ability to be fully autonomous like parking, coming to you, and taking you home.

I actually am really into these and this would probably be my limit for this kind of thing while the idea is nice and I would be for some drivers doing this personally I prefer being the one in control with enhancements and some things to make getting to the car easier. I definitely think that autonomous cars will be used for future tasks but I'm not so sure about being used for ambulance service at least fully I can see it being like a maybe drives back if the medics are busy with the patient.

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 & Design



Hello guy's welcome back to week 7-8 of my blog this week we are doing an art project in ACCP so let me tell you about it. As you can see above we made a painting and I wanna tell you about the elements of art we used we used line, shape, form, value, and texture space, and colour. The way I used these elements was like this I used line because of the outlining of the original picture I took, I used line to outline the objects, shape and form was from the outlined objects, I used value by crosshatching the objects, texture was a product of my use of value, space was from the whitespace in my photo, and for colour we used black and white to give it a sketch style.

The part of the digital art I enjoyed the most had to by the valuing of my art. The part I found monotonous was hands down the outlining I just didn't find it as cool as value's outcome was and I also had trouble doing straight lines. I think this part of our project was really fun and it was a lot more involving than the next one I think.


So the next part was making a landscape photo into a photo that looks like a line drawing. This photo was taken at Menehune Fish Pond and I used the same elements as the still. I think line texture and value all fit into the same category in the landscape because the value is used to make the textures again but also this time I think the lines were made from the texture and value, for shape and form the valuing from the photoshop process made out them organically in the image, for space the lake in my opinion was a use of one since it is mostly white, and for colour we have the black and white colouring that covers the entire photo this time.

I think these elements are also used differently than in the still image because in the still these elements are used to texture the items and shadows and are more precise I think the reason it is this way is because of photoshop being the on to entirely value and texture the photo unlike the still where only a few areas are valued because it was done by a human.

In this part of the project we used 3 tutorials to do create the image the photo I am showing you is from the final tutorial the reason I decided to go with the final one is since the other two looked more like basic versions of this one rather than equal or better images the reason I think this may be is since the other two we didn't add all the extra stuff like in the third like a paper texture. I think my technique affected the outcome by making it look better because of the fine details added.


So the final part of the project we took a portrait and used both styles to edit it. My portrait was taken at school and was of Mr Sanderl the reason I took it of him is because I look up to him and also we both enjoy technology which you can kinda see in the photo. The image uses the elements by mixing the two styles which I think resulted in complementing each other and really giving it the pop to make my elements clearer.

With lines we got the still image outline version and the landscapes more organic made lines, texture value we have the crosshatching and the processing from the still and landscape respectively, for shape and form we have the outline shapes of still and the organic outlining of landscape, then finally for colour and space we got the still's side having some colour while the landscapes is completely black and white and for space we got a lot of open space in the still and the image from the background.

In my opinion, the criticism was fair I do think that my still and mix could use more work to finely tune them into works of art. I am glad that the majority of people were able to see the quality in my land and I hope that if I am to ever do something like this again my other works will be off the same quality as my land was in this project.


TAGS:
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)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production


Hello everyone welcome to week 5 to 6 of my blog this time I'd like to speak with you about audio production I'd like to talk to you about how inflection and intonation can help hold your audience's interest, my role in ac cores latest assignment and what that job entailed, and how the rehearsal process and what you need to do to be able to record an entire script in one take. So first things first inflection and intonation and how it holds a audiences interest in your work. The second way is by making your voice sound better by your use of rises and falls in your voice and the changing of words keeping your audience on their toes and help them understand you better. The way these hold attention is by hyping your audience up and making them be like yeah I wanna see what else this person has to say.

Now my role actually required me to be able to do this and my role would be team leader and vocal talent. What these roles entailed where that I had to be confident enough to be able to speak with Mr. Sanderl to get approved and to tell him if we needed help or advice. The second thing I did was script writing with Tahca this required a understand of how people speak in the situation we were in. The final job I had was vocal talent also required confidence but this time it was needed for me to be able to make a good quality voice over.

The voice over also required another thing that being understanding of how to rehearse. So how should you rehearse? Well the way I did personally is reading the script out before the first recording the reason I did this is because it helps get all the nerves relaxed and help you properly speak when doing the real recording.


I'd like to talk to you now about the results of our classes critique. So our critique results I found were overall fair I agree with the fact that level of completion being the highest one person seems to view our level of competition to have a low audience impact I feel this may have been because of the sound effect mainly being a door opening footsteps and just that. Our lowest score was clarity of speakers voice and I 100% would have to agree with that I think we really could use better clarity next time I'll be sure to try and speak more clearly and also louder. I think we did not keep our audience engaged I think that has to do with length and lack of intonation and inflection I think that our biggest obstacle has to do with that. I feel the biggest obstacle was us being nervous about saying our script and I don't think we fully over came it If we were to do it again I'd like for us to practice more to become more comfortable with it so we could give a better performance.


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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information



Hello everyone welcome to week three and four of my blog. This week I'd like to speak with you about the FCC, copyright infringement and what the punishment is for it, how to get permission for it, and fair use. These things are basically information required for the making and release of content in the United States.

So the FCC who are they? The FCC in their own words are "The Federal Communications Commission" and it "regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable" what this means is if you're making content in the US you better follow what the FCC says and also what copyright law says.

You make be asking but what is copyright and more importantly what is breaking of it and what the consequences of it is. Well copyright is according to copyright.gov's frequently asked questions section "Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works." Basically if you have a work and someone takes it and uses it as their own either re-posting it or if it is something such as a picture using it as a profile picture or sharing it as their own. So what will happen to you if you commit copyright infringement?

Well if you are found and action is taken according to Purdue University "The legal penalties for copyright infringement are: Infringer pays the actual dollar amount of damages and profits. The law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed. Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs. The Court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts. The Court can impound the illegal works. The infringer can go to jail."

You may have heard of fair use if you can manage to make something under fair use you will be able to use any copyrighted work here's how. To make content under fair use you must either make something that is commentary or critique or a parody let me explain what you must do to make them considered to be one of those. For critique or commentary you must do a review while being considered one fo the two I would consider easy but while making critique or commentary you can't really play the whole movie you can play a scene and also the trailer for in between but you can't just have the movie running in the back. For parody you can use the entire work so if it is a song you can use the whole instrumental but to be considered parody you must be distinct enough to be considered original and also considered a comic take on the original piece.

So our final topic will be related to censorship, person information and security, freedom of speech and right to privacy. So personal information you have it and you should be keeping it confidential but what should you keep confidential well the three main things you should be sure not to be telling strangers is finance information/social security number, your home address, and your full name. While it might seem obvious to not tell the guy on the street corner your social security is 111-22-3333 but stuff such as location and name are something people are more relaxed about sharing on social media.

Social media no matter if you love or hate it one thing is clear it has made sharing of personal information so much easier which is not a good thing cause now with a click of a button thousands of people can know where you live and this information can while unlikely to be shared this way shared by another person in what is know online as doxxing now all to be said about it is don't do it and be careful of sharing information that's lead to people being able to do it.

Censorship I think I can confidently say we all hate it but here is my stance on it. My personal stance on it is I dislike it and am for it being a very small part of life but I also feel the US is currently at the right mix of censorship with there not being too much but the existing ones are beneficial. Now one last thing I'd like to say one final thing and it is about the first and forth Amendments.

So the first Amendment right to freedom of speech what's there to say well I'l tell you. I am one hundred and ten percent for the first Amendment I love that a core of my country says no law will disallow you to say something but I also understand that it doesn't mean I can go onto twitter and type some derogatory remark without getting banned and I in my opinion that was what the writer of the Amendment wanted because of his clear use of by congress in it so that is all I have to say on that one now onto number four.

The forth Amendment this one I'm less stuck in stone about I like it but I also find that some cases should be different. Now the forth does say with a warrant it can be bypassed but I think it is part of a bigger topic that being privacy in general. My opinion is if the crime is high and the access would only prove or help get to the bottom of the crime already committed allow it like in a case of we got the guy and his phone being unlocked would help us understand his reasoning and maybe even who helped him and the crime is like murder or could of easily led to it completely okay with allowing access. So those are my thoughts feel free to tell me yours in the comments.

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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ACO 2.0 Market Shifts


Hello everyone I am back this time I would like to talk to you on the topic of markets. Now you may be asking yourself "well what is market?" Well let me tell you what they are. Markets are actual or supposed places where consumers and suppliers meet to trade goods or services markets can determine item prices, promote deals and transactions, and enable distribution. A market can also be made up over an existing product with buyers who want this good and are willing to pay for it.

Now that you know about a market I would like to move onto market shifts. What market shifts are is a change in market which increases or decreases demand of the object usually from an external force of the market which requires the product to have a higher quality or quantity. Starting around the 1950s technology started to boom and this has and continues to create market shifts. Technology has allowed for so many improvements in multiple industries.

The industry I'd like to talk about shifts in is arts an communication the first shift I've observed is in photography. High quality photography has become a main stream market now and also camera and camera equipment has had to advance to stay relevant with smart phones. Smart phones have created a shift by having higher and higher quality cameras and software to help improve photos on your cellular device phones are now rolling out 4k cameras which allow their users to take stunning photos and helping with this are apps such as Instagram which allow users to upload their photos for real money without having to go professional.

Video making has recently really become more main stream and easy to do. Now you have websites that allow for easy uploading of videos and even the ability to monetize those videos. The sites I mean are Youtube and Vimeo Youtube being the one allowing monetization. I think these sites have had a impact on film making and both made a community in my eyes. The community these have made to me is Youtube being just a general purpose video uploading site and basically containing the majority of online video content and watchers while Vimeo is a more of a school assignment and documentary ecosystem from my experience from using it. I feel that these two sites being a rather mainstream source of entertainment is a good thing allowing people who have talent but maybe not money or a job in Hollywood the ability to be seen by people and have their hobby enjoyed by a ton of people and maybe even turn it into a job.

I have three final things I'd like to talk about in this post that being skills I think are useful to me currently and also skills that I think will be useful in the future as the market continues shifting. I have some skills that relates to the Arts & Communication branch that I would like to develop and improve these skills are marketing, film making, and web design. Currently I think I have a adapt understanding of these but when it comes to using them I feel I can fall flat and regardless of my level of skill I would still be interested in improving them to higher than adapt hopefully to a master eventually. So for me when it comes to marketing I feel like I have a hard time getting a good Idea but once I've found it I can just go into it and really get to work the only problem at that point to my knowledge is the idea maybe being to big in scope or me not being able to create it like I had imagined. For film making I feel like I can understand what I want to try do but have trouble executing when I set up and am ready to start filming. The final one web design I find that I see a design I like and want to take inspiration from but can't figure out how to make mine look as good.

Skills related to arts and coms which I think would be useful to me now is coding. The reason I believe this is because I feel like a more inept understanding of the code on the sites I use would help me improve my use of other sites. The skill I think in the future would help is film making the reason I think so is because the career I'm interested has a heavy amount of film making involved. So those are the skills I want to improve to help me now and in the future.

TAGS:
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.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 Communication Strategies


Hello everyone I am back and I would like to talk to you about some things about communication. So what I'd like to talk about is firstly how my communication changes between the people in my life. So what do I mean by how communication changes between the people in my life? Well what I mean is the I speak to my teachers in a very polite and formal way trying to keep it brief and not take up to much of their time but when I speak to my friends I'm much more casual not really attempting to keep it short unless they tell me they are gonna need to go in like ten minutes or something like that and we will usually talk banter to each other when obviously I would never really banter with a teacher. Now the next thing I liked to talk to you about is who I feel comfortable with is definitely my friends the reason why I'm the most comfortable around them is because they're the people in my life I've actually had to build the relationship with while family and teachers you can build a relationship with friends you actually need to do that while family and teachers the relationship is more secondary.

The second thing I'd like to talk to you about is what I an even you guys could do to improve communication in the areas in my and maybe your life that are the least comfortable and where I'm the most misunderstood. The area in life I'd say I feel that way is probably during presentations and the audience at it. The reason I find presentations harder is because the people I am speaking to are harder to figure out their thoughts or opinion unlike a one on one conversation. The second reason is because during a personal face to face conversation I can explain something if the other participant need clarification. The way I think this problem can be fixed is by having the presentation and notes made for it clear enough where most people won't be confused or misunderstand the presentation and by at the end allowing my audience to ask questions for me to clarify and maybe even expand upon points.

The next thing I would like to talk about is after high school and what field I'd like to learn more about then what career I think I will purse and why before explain the communication skills I need to improve to succeed in the field I'm interested in. The field I'd like to learn more about is coding. The reason I would like to learn more about coding is because it's a very new field still and also a field estimated to expand much more over time in relation to the continuing increase in Internet based jobs. Another thing that interests me about coding has to be how useful it is for other careers say you make videos having a website would be very useful to get more work another example is owning a store if you own a grocery store having a website would be very useful to make people want to use your store and to improve your customers opinion if you use the site to make fixing problems such as refunds easier.

So onto the finale thing I'd like to share which is the career path I'm interested in pursuing and the improvements to communication I'd need to make that path would probably have to be video making. What videos I'd like to make is reviews of games, play-throughs, and discussions on topics related to gaming such as a a trend I've noticed or a element many games use. The reason I'd like to do this is because it's based on two topics I liked video making and playing video games and also because I think opening a discussion on a game or trend would be a very productive way to make people think even if it's a small thing to think about.

The communication skills I'd need to improve is my critiquing skills and ability to talk over a long period while keeping what I'm saying focused and to the point. The reason I see these as big skills needed to be improved is because those are very important for discussions and reviews. The reason I think my critique could use improvement is because I admit that sometimes my critiques are not objective and that's what a review must have objective critique used to explain personal opinion on the review object. The reason I need to improve my ability to talk over a long period while keeps it focused and useful is because if I am having a discussion I don't want my audience to get bored or for what I'm saying being repeating of something I've already said or not related to the topic.

TAGS:
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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Music Video Finale

Hey Vsauce Michel here. So my team consist of myself, Micah Miller, and Linden Johns. The song we choose was Push It To The Limit by Paul Engemann. The reason we choose this song is because we put all our songs we choose into our plan document and we voted on which one we wanted. Our vote ended with Push It To The Limit being our choice.

Push it to the limit
Walk along the razor's edge
But don't look down, just keep your head
Or you'll be finished
Open up the limit
Past the point of no return
You've reached the top but still you gotta learn
How to keep it
Hit the wheel and double the stakes
Throttle wide open like a bat out of hell
You crash the gates (Crash the gates)
Going for the back of beyond
Nothing gonna stop you, there's nothing that strong
So close now you're nearly at the brink
So, push it, ooh yeah
Welcome to the limit (Limit)
Take it baby one step more
The power game's still playing so
You better win it
Push it to the limit (Limit)
No one left to stand in your way
You might get careless, but you'll never be safe
While you're still in it
Welcome to the limit (Limit)
Standing on the razor's edge
Don't look down just keep your head
Or you'll be finished
Welcome to the limit
Push it to the limit - Paul Engemann

So my teams storyline is pretty simple. The storyline is a super hero is trying to save people but he's not saving enough people. This makes him distraught and he decides to go get some equipment to train then we see him training. After he goes his rival the anti-(anti)-agonist's lair and we find out that the super hero did save enough people cause the anti-(anti)-agonist was disguised as the person who showed him the clipboard saying he needs to save more people. So he has a showdown with the anti-(anti)-agonist and he wins and walks off into the sun set. This relates to our song because it talks about reaching a metaphorical limit and pushing past it.

I think it shows our best work through the shot types, and edits. I think our shots and scenes are very well made and show a lot of quality shots. I also think are edits so far are quite good and I think that after our rough cut they will get better. I do think that our movie trailer project will be better than this project because we had more room to do interesting things in it. We also could make the shots better since we weren't rushing as much as we were this time.